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Low Emission Coal Use

This area of work no longer sits within ACARP’s charter since responsibility for research in this area was passed to ACALET in December 2008.

The final reports for projects undertaken by ACARP are available.


Low Emission Coal Use (9 Reports)

An Integrated Roadmap of Communication activities Around Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Austral

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C1700201/10/2007
Author: Peta Ashworth, Melissa Mayhew, Frances Millar, Naomi Boughen | CSIRO, cLET

Heavy investment into research and development of clean coal technologies is occurring around the globe. However, surveys of public attitudes suggest most of the general public are unaware of any advanced coal technologies including carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS).  This lack of ....  read more

 

Environmental Regulations for Promotion of Clean Coal Technologies in APEC Economies (www.saic.com - go to publications)

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C1507830/11/2007
Author: APEC Energy Working Group | Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ACARP provided a funding contribution to establish this international study under APEC.  It is not an ACARP report as such and hence will not be published in the normal manner.  Copies can be obtained from the APEC Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy web-site (www.saic.com - go to ....  read more

 

Gasification of Australian Coals

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C17060B01/01/2010
Author: Daniel Roberts, Alex Ilyushechkin, Alexander Tremel*, Peter Beavis, Mark Kochanek, David Harris | CSIRO Energy Technology, *Department of Energy Systems, Technical University of Münich

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale gasifier in Freiberg, Germany, in August 2007. A summary report of these trials was issued by the former CCSD, which gave an overview of the results of the trials and some preliminary links between existing, laboratory-scale ....  read more

 

Improving the Efficiency of Fine Coal Grinding Circuits - Tarong Power Station Sitework

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C1507918/03/2009
Author: Can Ozer, Frank Shi, Bill Whiten | JKMRC

The objective of the research is to improve the efficiency of power station fine coal grinding circuits through the application of modelling and simulation technology. The overall project is expected to complete in 3.5 years as a PhD study program. ACARP funded the first two years (Project ....  read more

 

Opportunities for Collaboration and Information Exchange in Black and Brown Coal Research and Development

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C1800119/09/2008
Author: Wyld Group | HRL Technology

The coal production and power generation industries in Australia face a number of common challenges including conducting business in a carbon-constrained environment; controlling/reducing costs while operating in highly competitive markets; and ageing workforces, particularly in the power ....  read more

 

Oxyfuel Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

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C17060A01/12/2009
Author: Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger, Yinghui Liu | University of Newcastle

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicated, this using an ASU for oxygen supply, standard furnace designs with externally recirculated flue gas, and limited thermal integration of the ASU and compression plant with the power plant. This includes the currently ....  read more

 

Report 1: Review of HyperCoal, Ultra Clean Coal and Rotating Kiln Technologies - January 2007 Report 2: Ultra Clean Coal Use in Diesel Engines - September 2008

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c1600815/09/2008
Author: Rod Boyd | Connell Wagner

In January, 2007 Connell Wagner completed a report which reviewed Hyper Coal, Ultra Clean Coal (UCC) and Rotating Kiln technology (Report 1).  An extension to the earlier work was requested by ACARP to address recently published statements on the use of ultra clean coal for distributed ....  read more

 

Review of Underground Coal Gasification

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C1800709/09/2009
Author: Andrew Beath | CSIRO Energy Technology

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification, covering basic principles and techniques, but with an emphasis on environmental issues and a summary of the current status of worldwide activities. Underground coal gasification is a technology that was first envisaged in ....  read more

 

Tarong Power Station - Unit 3 Boiler Combustion Optimisation

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C1705906/03/2009
Author: Rob Korbee, Matt Barlow, Lionel Marshall, Elizabeth Hodge, Alicia Constable, Scott Salter | HRL Technology Pty Ltd

Optimisation of fuel and air distribution in a black coal fired utility boiler is one way to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel and abate CO2 emissions.

HRL Technology (HRLT), six Australian Generators and the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) funded a ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C25061Bolter Miner For Rapid Roadway Development

The first Sandvik ABM20 bolter miner was introduced into the Australian ...

C21011Development Of New Testing Procedure For The Assessment Of Resin Performance For Improved Encapsulated Roof Bolt Installation In Coal Mines

In underground coal mining, the resin bond between the rock bolt and...

C20003RISKGATE

DO NOT CLICK GET REPORT- THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROJECT IS A WEB SIT...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C20015Sustainable Management Of Plantations For Rehabilitation, Carbon And Wood

A series of plantation forest trials were established in the late 19...

C19024Guidelines For Establishing Ecologically Sustainable Mine Water Release Criteria In Seasonally Flowing Streams

Extreme rainfall conditions in the Fitzroy Catchment over an approxi...

C17034Dragline Machine House Dust Control

A study has been undertaken into the performance of dust filtration ...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C21047Seal, Spray And Wash Water Filtration In Coal Preparation Plants

The objective of the study was to undertake a review of seal, spray ...

C21055Advanced Dynamic Control For Paste Thickeners - First Stage For Control Of Complete CHPP’S

Paste thickeners produce significantly higher solids underflow conce...

C23034Comparison Of Column And Mechanical Flotation Technologies

Fine coal beneficiation is virtually essential for coking coals unle...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C25043The Strength Of Interfaces In Metallurgical Coke And Its Influence On Coke Abrasion

This project applied tribological and scratch testing techniques to ...

C12004Coke Reactivity Test: Critical Parameters

A Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 18894 has been prepared title...

C12073Accurate Instrumental Determination Of Carbon In Coal

Traditionally, thermal coal has been traded with its value being pri...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C17058Gas Emission Expert Model For Abandoned Coal Mines

This project is a continuation of ACARP Projects C13007 and C14080 (...

C19054VAM Enrichment With A Two-Stage Adsorption Process

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

C24017Improving Methods For Quantifying Fugitive Emissions From Open Cut Coal Mining

Fugitive emissions from open cut coal mines are usually estimated fo...

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