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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

C23006A Practical Research Study Into The Environmental And Physical Impacts During An Underground Mine Inertisation With The GAG Jet

Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Queensland Mines Rescue Service and Simtar...

C20046Monitoring Surface Condition Of Upland Swamps Subject To Mining Subsidence With Very High-Resolution Imagery

The project investigated the potential of small UAV platforms to cap...

C22006Frictional Ignition Testing High Tensile Steel Combined With Copper

This report was commissioned to examine the frictional effects of hi...

Underground

Open Cut

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C21030Voltage Stabilisation Using Power Electronics.

ACARP project C21030 looked at the applicability of using power electron...

C21042Microclimate Re-Vegetation Monitoring

Most mine sites within Australia have specific rehabilitation obje...

c20023Mobile Sampling Of Dust Emissions From Unsealed Roads

Dust from unsealed roads has the potential to have a detrimental impact ...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C21051Plant-Based Investigations Of Hydrodynamic Behaviours In Large Coal Flotation Cells

 

The performance of flotation cells can be impaired by the ...

C21046Washability Analysis Of Fine Coal Using A Water-Based Method

The aim of this project was to develop a water-based method for generati...

C21048Improving The Performance Of Froth In Coal Flotation Using Saline Water

Froth stability is known to play an important role in determining minera...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C22038Prediction Of Electrostatic Precipitation Performance

The collection efficiency of fly ash from Australian thermal coals in el...

C21059Estimating The Fusible Content Of Individual Coal Grains And Its Application In Coke Making

For coals of suitable rank the vitrinite, liptinite and some of the iner...

C19009The Minamata Convention On Mercury Implications And Responses For The Coal Industry

The objectives of this ACARP project were twofold:

· To produ...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

c21064Development Of A Catalytic Mitigation System For VAM, 20 Litre Per Minute VAM Flow Technical Development Unit Scale Up And Preliminary Process Design, Stage Two Interim Report

STAGE TWO

This is an interim report describing work under...

C21062Instrumentation For Measuring Fugitive Emissions In Ventilation Air From Underground Coal Mines

Fugitive emissions are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions fr...

C19057Linear Gas Flow Measurement System For Gas Drainage Boreholes

Requests for this project report will also receive a copy of C17056.

...

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

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

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

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 – ...

C16036Cumulative Impacts: A Good Practice Guide For The Australian Coal Mining Industry

ACARP levy contributors should order this report in the normal manne...

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...

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