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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

C18021Quantitative Data Assessment To Support Risk Based Decision-Making In The Minerals Industry

The Coal Mine Safety Regime Model (CMSR) developed by Professor Jim Joy ...

C17018Stage Three Report: Automated Bolting And Mesh Handling On A Continuous Miner

Roadway development rates across the Industry are failing to keep pa...

C20032Dynamic Response Of Longwall Systems And Their Relationship To Caving Behaviour

Massive strata overburden units are known to influence support loading o...

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...

C19020Characterisation Of Overburden Rock Mass And Top Coal Delineation Using Triaxial Drill Bit VSP Method

Coal loss and coal dilution is a serious problem in open pit coal mines....

C21038Enhancing Ecological Values Of Coal Pit Lakes With Simple Nutrient Additions And Bankside Vegetation

This project builds upon the previous ACARP project (C19018) undertaken ...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C21045Fine Coal Agglomeration Using A Novel Economic Binding Agent

In this project a novel economic binding agent was investigated for use ...

C21054Enhanced Dewatering Of CHPP Tailings Through Modification Of The Structure Of Pre-Sedimented Flocs

The effective management and disposal of coal preparation process ef...

C21052Centrifugal Dewatering Properties Of Australian Coals

Coal contains water which can be defined in various ways, the most commo...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

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...

C22039Interim Report: Implications Of Coking Conditions On CSR

Coking procedure is one of the main contributors to the quality of the r...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C19057Linear Gas Flow Measurement System For Gas Drainage Boreholes

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

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c21064Phase 1 - Catalytic Combustion Of VAM Effect Of Varying Composition And Concentration Of Gases

This report is a summary of the work undertaken towards the developm...

C19055Novel Cost-Effective Ventilation Air Methane Mitigator

The overall project goal was to develop a novel self-sustaining mine ven...

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

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