BCIA Short Courses

Taking Technologies out of the Laboratory: Challenges and Opportunities

Registrations are now closed for this one day workshop to be held on
Thursday 14 March 2013

BCIA’s “Challenges and Opportunities” workshop is aimed primarily to assist early-career researchers (eg. PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and those starting careers in industry).

The workshop will be held from 9.00am to 6.00pm on Thursday 14 March 2013 at Polygon Functions & Meetings Centre, Level 13, 474 Flinders Street, Melbourne. This event will also provide the opportunity for students to network with industry representatives following the workshop.

Participants will hear from Professor Robin Batterham, Dr Mark Bonar, Professor Andrew (Alf) Garnett, Dr Bruce Godfrey, Dr David McManus, Dr Ken Anderson, Ms Mandy Frostick and Dr Phil Gurney.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have developed a value proposition, elevator pitch and action plan for their project.

If you missed the opportunity to participate in this workshop, but would be interested in similar events, please send your details to Kirstyn Krausz at

Coming Soon .... One Day Expert Seminar/Short Course on Gasification and Coal Drying

As part of BCIA's seminar series, we are currently organising two one day seminars on gasification and coal drying.

Each full day seminar will be held in Melbourne at a date to be set during the first half of this year with attendance free to BCIA member representatives (limited to one participant per associate member and two participants per full member organisation). A course fee, commensurate with similar courses, would be payable by non-member attendees.

If you are interested in attending one of the short courses below, please email your interest to Kirstyn Krausz, Membership Support Manager at
kirstyn.krausz@bcinnovation.com.au to ensure you are on the list to receive information about these seminars.


One potential future for Australian brown coal resources is as a chemical feedstock for a range of gas, liquid and fine chemical products, and a potential route to such products is through gasification.

We have been working with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) based in North Dakota, a world leader in gasification research, to see if we can deliver a one-day short course on gasification technologies. The course would cover theory, commercial technologies, end products and cost analysis aspects.


A key to any future development of brown coal in Australia would be to ensure the energy efficient reduction of the moisture content of coal before use.

The coal drying seminar is envisioned as a one-day event bringing together experts to discuss the state of the art, together with a small 'expo' where companies working in this area can interact with course participants.

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