Technical Market Support
Our work in this area is aimed at understanding the properties of Australian coals which impact on market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of our coals over our competitors. The major markets for Australian coals are electricity generation and iron production.
ACARP has also published a series of whitepapers in this area:
Coal Nitrogen Report
Trace Elements in Coal
The Hardgrove Grindability Index
Future Technologies (15 Reports)
|Author: Rod Boyd, R Benyon, Q Nguyen, H Tran, Allen Lowe | Pacific Power
Environmental pressure on coal based power generation has lead to the development of a number of new technologies which offer superior environmental performance over conventional pulverised coal fired power generation. .... read more
|Author: Louis Wibberley | BHP Minerals Technology
This report builds on an earlier ACARP project C8049 Environmental Credentials of Coal and is aimed at assisting the coal industry to understand the role of coal in a sustainable society, for both iron and steel production, and for electricity generation.
This project consists of a .... read more
|Author: David Harris, Daniel Roberts, CJ Mill, John Stubbington, MD Kelly, Y Otake, Terry Wall, Ken Sullivan | CSIRO Energy Technology, University of Newcastle, University of NSW, University of Queensland, K Sullivan & Associates
Bench-scale methods have been developed that enable volatile yield and intrinsic char reactivity data to be generated at elevated pressures. These data are in a form that can be used in mathematical process models to assess coal performance in high intensity coal utilisation technologies .... read more
|Author: John Patterson, Harry Hurst, F Novak, L Elliott, H Tran | CSIRO Energy Technology, University of Newcastle, Pacific Power Technology Development
The suitability of Australian bituminous coals from an ash and slagging viewpoint, has been examined for use in entrained-flow slagging gasifiers which form the basis for more .... read more
|Author: Ken Sullivan | Ken Sullivan & Associates
The rise in energy demand world-wide, together with increased concern over the potential environmental impact of emissions to the atmosphere, has created the impetus for technological change. Foremost among the new technologies being developed for coal fired combined cycle power plants is .... read more
|Author: NC Dave, GJ Duffy, JH Edwards, A Lowe | CSIRO Energy Technology, Pacific Power International
Numerous options are available for control of CO2 emissions including fuel changing, energy conservation, renewable energy technologies and CO2 sequestering. This study was carried out to provide data on the option of CO2 removal and sequestering in an Australian context.
The .... read more
|Author: John Patterson, Harry Hurst, A Quintanar, H Tran | CSIRO Energy Technology, Pacific Power, Australian Black Coal CRC
The suitability of Australian bituminous coals from an ash and slagging viewpoint, has been confirmed for use in entrained-flow slagging gasifiers which form the basis for more efficient power generation technologies based on integrated gasification - combined cycle (IGCC). A number of coals .... read more
|Author: David Harris, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Henderson | CCSD, CSIRO Energy Technology
Entrained-flow gasification has been identified as the most efficient and environmentally-friendly technology for producing low cost electricity (together with other fuel and chemical options) from coal and other carbonaceous feedstocks. This project addresses coal and power industry needs to .... read more
|Author: Louis Wibberley, Jason Nunn, Aaron Cottrell, Matthew Searles, Andre Urfer, Petr Scaife | BHP Research
Life cycle analysis confirms that coal-based technologies do not necessarily have significantly greater emissions than gas-based technologies.
The Australian economy relies heavily on coal for electricity generation and resource processing. While coal is expected to remain a major, .... read more
|Author: Brody Brooks, Behnaz Rahmatmand, Hannah Lomas, Merrick Mahoney, and Arash Tahmasebi | The University of Newcastle
This project provides an updated understanding of the development status, future outlook, and challenges facing ironmaking technologies in terms of feedstock quality requirements and impacts. The project documented the directions in sustainable and low carbon ironmaking technology and the .... read more
|Author: John Patterson, Harry Hurst, A Quintanar | CSIRO Energy Technology, CCSD
The suitability of Australian bituminous coals has been further confirmed for use in entrained-flow slagging gasifiers which form the basis for advanced power generation technologies based on integrated gasification - combined cycle (IGCC). The .... read more
|Author: GW Bryant, David Harris, Anthony Tate, Terry Wall | Cooperative Research Centre for Black Coal Utilisation
The development of alternative power generation technologies, which utilise coal as a feedstock, has been fuelled as a result of environmental pressure. For the case of Australian black coals, one potential candidate for future power generation technologies is integrated gasification combined .... read more
|Author: KM Laughlin, Ken Sullivan | CRE Group, KM Sullivan & Associates
Concern over the potential environmental impact of emissions to atmosphere from coal fired power generation plants has created an impetus for technological change. Advanced power generation systems based on gasification of coal, such as the Air Blown .... read more
|Author: Stuart Nicol, Bob Durie, Jim Smitham | Novatech Consulting, CSIRO Energy Technology
With the advent of a more environmentally aware society, conventional cokemaking has come under close scrutiny from regulatory authorities concerned about fugitive pollutants and their effects on plant operators and the community at large.
Coking coals are an important component of the .... read more
|Author: Philip Ofori, Clint McNally, Ian Porter, Raymond Tolhurst, Ting Ren, Ernest Baafi, Hongchao Zhao and Tao Yu | CSIRO, University of Wollongong
Coal production and export are important to the Australian economy. The economic benefits of coal production in Australia also come with a number of sustainability challenges. One of the key sustainability challenges is the generation and accumulation of waste and the associated environmental .... read more