In this issue of Perspectives, we hear from Barry Hooper of UNO Technology, three PhD students update us on their projects, we put new member Greenpower Energy in the spotlight and update you on other BCIA activities and upcoming events.
Innovation of low-emissions technology for brown coal usage requires major investment over a long period of time: up to 20 years from research concept to market development. Additionally, the availability and accessibility of human resource expertise is of critical concern for coal-based industries throughout the world.
Australia has vast world-class brown coal resources; totalling about a quarter of all known reserves. Low-emissions technologies, for both electricity generation and value-added products derived from brown coal, can limit damaging climate change and safeguard the nation's future economic prosperity.