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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.

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C21032Energy Absorption Capacity Of Muck Piles And Their Status As Engineered Hard Barriers Stage One

Muck piles are used as energy absorption barriers in many surface mining...

C9068Monitoring Geomorphic Processes In Bowen Basin River Diversions

The project is combined with C8030, please see C21030Voltage Stabilisation Using Power Electronics.

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

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C24004Coal Preparation Field Promotion 2014

As the sole purpose of this project was to raise awareness of ACARP coal...

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...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C17050Understanding Cokes Performance In Blast Furnace Conditions- Coke Strength Extension

The performance of coke in the blast furnace ideally should include thos...

C22036A Fractographic Approach To Understanding The Mechanisms Of Coke Breakage

The prediction of strength of coke produced from a coal (either singly o...

C22038Prediction Of Electrostatic Precipitation Performance

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

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

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...

C18047Horizontal Post Drainage Design

Coal mine gas has been ranked as the number one critical issue to be add...

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

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

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

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