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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 People & Projects 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

C5017Ground Behaviour About Longwall Faces And Its Effect On Mining

Longwall geomechanical research being ...

C20006Development Of An Alternative Electronic Spark Test Apparatus

In this phase of the project, CRCMining has further developed and demons...

C22003Investigation Of The Potential Lightning Impacts On Underground Coal Mines

The objective of this research was to develop and apply computer models ...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C23007Selection And Optimisation Of Risk Controls

The Australian coal mining industry recognises it is important to have e...

C21036Understanding The Physical And Detonation Characteristics Of Bulk Explosives To Minimise Post Blast Fume Generation In Deep Hole, Soft Ground And Wet Conditions

Post blast fume has a pungent, acrid odour, features strong colours rang...

C19029Soil Organic Matter And Green Carbon In Rehabilitation:Their Role In The Carbon Balance

Quantifying carbon fluxes in reclaimed mining environments can define th...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C23043Product Coal Loss Due To Inappropriate Focus On Ep

The Coal Preparation fraternity is used to focussing on Ep(75/25) va...

C20047Improved Dewatering, Management And Rehabilitation Of Problematic, Clay-Rich Coal Mine Tailings

The aim of this project was to test a broad range of samples of clay min...

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

C23055Phosphorus In Coal: Status Of Test Methods In Use And Applicability To Industry Needs

The specific objective of this study was to assess whether laboratory te...

C22039Implications Of Coking Conditions On CSR

Coking is one of the main contributors to the quality of the resultant c...

C22035Quality Of Stamp Charged Cokes And Stampability Of Coals At Small Scale

The stamp charging of coal has emerged as a widely-used, effective treat...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C21061The Role Of Hydrogeology, In Situ Stress And Temperature Logs In The Distribution And Delineation Of Coal Seam Gas Regimes

This thesis explores mechanisms that determine coal seam gas (CSG) distr...

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

The Phase I of the project was conducted over the period between 1 J...

C22041Development Of New Generation Carbon Composites For VAM Capture

Capturing ventilation air methane (VAM) as a way of fugitive methane mit...

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

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 ...

C19025Governance Strategies To Manage And Monitor Cumulative Impacts At The Local And Regional Level

ACARP levy contributors should order this report in the normal manner – ...

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