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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

C22015CM2010 Mandalong Trials

ACARP project C22015 has achieved a world-first by demonstrating the...

C23015Coal Quality From Geophysical Logs For Enhanced Resource Estimation

Coal quality parameters such as ash content, density, volatile matter an...

C18020Non-Pneumatic Non-Solid Wheel

The coal industry was keen to find an alternative to using solid whe...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C22023Tertiary Volcanic Fields Of Eastern Australia: Regional Characteristics And Implications For Coal Quality And Mining

ACARP project C22023 focused on the influence of Cenozoic basalts on...

C20022Hydraulic Connectivity Between Mines And Adjacent River And Groundwater Systems In The Hunter River Valley

This project aimed to improve understanding and quantification of the hy...

C21028Automated Design Of Multi-Pass Dragline Strips Using 3D-Dig

This project aimed  to research, develop and implement a design met...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C23037Effect Of G Force On Banana Screen Efficiency

Multi-slope (Banana) screen failures have been prevalent in the co...

C15060Coal Preparation Equipment Performance Database

The database is designed to hold raw sizing and float-sink data for coal...

C23046Economic Effect Of Low Amounts Of Non-Magnetics In The Correct Medium

This project has developed a methodology by which the economic loss incu...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C18043Characterise Cokes For Strength And Reactivity - Stage Two

To better understand how coal transforms into coke requires the ability ...

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...

C23054Revision Of AS4156.6 Dustiness Test

The current Australian Standard AS4156.6 "Coal Preparation - Part 6:...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C21065Flame Arresting Mechanisms And Flameproof Device For VAM Mitigation

The overall goal of this project was to study the gas flammability limit...

c21064Development Of A Catalytic Mitigation System For VAM - Stage 3 - 20 Litre Per Min VAM Flow Technical Development Unit

This report describes work undertaken towards the development of a p...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement - Phase 2

This multi-phase project is concerned with the mitigation of mine site g...

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