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What is ACARP?

The Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program.

ACARP is a unique and highly successful mining research program that has been running in Australia since it was established in 1992. It is 100% owned and funded by all Australian black coal producers through a five cents per tonne levy paid on saleable coal.


ACARP’s research covers a wide range of important areas including all aspects of the production and utilisation of black coal including health, safety and the environment.

ACARP has contributed to Australian coal research in a way that individual companies could not have otherwise achieved. It combines resources and expertise from individual producers and shares the risks and benefits across the industry. The ACARP model has effectively demonstrated the wisdom of pooling research funds with the benefit of considerable leverage of R&D expenditures to address wider industry problems.

Research and technology will remain critical in sustaining future competitiveness in an industry faced with technical, operational and human resource challenges as mines became deeper and the best quality deposits are depleted.

Through an annual round of funding ACARP supports those projects that enjoy industry wide support and involvement.

Each year the ACARP Committees select approximately 70 projects from the 300 submitted. These projects are detailed in our Yearly Report. The selection and approval processes are set out in the calendar and approval structure.

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C21013Improving Cavity Prediction On Longwall Faces Through A Combination Of Reliable Convergence, Canopy Attitude And Leg Pressure Monitoring

Most Australian coal mines have shield leg pressure monitoring in real t...

C24014Distributed Acoustic Conveyor Monitoring

CRC Mining have investigated the application of fibre optic Distribu...

C25054Distributed Acoustic Conveyor Monitoring - Phase 2

This project is phase 2 of the distributed acoustic sensing project ...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C23053A Study Of Sustainability And Profitability Of Grazing On Mine Rehabilitated Land In The Upper Hunter NSW

This study was initiated by the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) ...

C26031Condition Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance Using Artificial Intelligence Technologies

The main objective of this project was to demonstrate how subsets of Art...

C25028Acquisition Of Coal Quality By Semi-Automatic Analysis Of Corescan® HCI-3 System (Hyperspectral) And Other Images

The planning and operation of a coal mining operation requires a cle...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C24045Adaptation Of Coal Grain Analysis To Improve Flotation Yield Estimation

Yield estimation from resource data is notoriously difficult. Facto...

C25017Leveraging Detailed Maceral Component Information From CGA

Since Project C18041 was completed, the CSIRO image analysis softwar...

C25010Optimising The Performance Of Tailings Dewatering In A Solid Bowl Centrifuges

This tailings dewatering study was undertaken to provide a link betw...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C25046Using High Range Mass Spectrometry To Study The Link Between Coal Structure, Coke Strength And Thermoplastic Chemistry In Blends

This project investigated the use of Laser Desorption/Ionisation tim...

C25047International Carbonisation And Coke Testing Round Robin

A global round robin cokemaking and coke testing exercise was conduc...

C26043Stage One Report: Characterising The Degradation Of Cokes Made From Australian Coals And Subjected To Simulated Blast Furnace Operating Conditions

The key objective of this project was to develop a bench-scale metho...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C24061Proof-Of-Concept Photocatalytic Destruction Of Methane For Coal Mining Fugitive Emissions Abatement

Australia's fugitive emissions in 2015 were 41 Mt CO2-e (representin...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement - Phase 3

This multi‐phase project is concerned with the mitigation of m...

C19054VAM Enrichment With A Two-Stage Adsorption Process

Treatment of ventilation air methane (VAM) with cost-effective technolog...

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC