COMMUNICATIONS AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS cont...The $5M research project combines CSIRO CO2 capture innovation with that of major Japanese technology vendor; IHI Corporation. The project is targeting a 40 per cent reduction in the energy usage of current plant post combustion capture (PCC) processes for Victorian brown coal-fired power plants.
Capturing CO2 requires significant power and consequently increases energy costs. The project will see the installation of a $1M Japanese-built PCC pilot plant at AGL Loy Yang Power station; the first in Victoria to operate around the clock.
Announcement of the sixth successful project also generated significant news coverage across a range of mediums including radio, television, press and industry and trade publications. Links to news clippings, interviews and articles can be found at http://www.bcinnovation.com.au
/BCIAbrowncoalresearchinthenews on BCIA’s website.
During August, BCIA published a special R&D funding edition of Perspectives on Brown Coal, focusing on BCIA’s 2013/14 funding round and an initial six projects awarded research funding.
The response to our call for new opportunities for low emissions brown coal power generation technologies was outstanding. BCIA received 18 research project applications, involving nearly 40 international and Australian based companies and research institutes.
BCIA is hosting a brown coal R&D roundtable forum on 15 October in the Latrobe Valley. The purpose of the forum will be to inform the development of an industry-led brown coal R&D agenda for Victoria that will support environmentally responsible coal development activity. For more information visit BCIA’s News and Events page.
BCIA now LinkedIn and brown coal research in the news
|About five months ago, BCIA developed a company page on the social media site; LinkedIn. The new page provides another way for BCIA stakeholders to connect and show their support for investment in brown coal low-emissions technology innovation.|
The BCIA LinkedIn company page also provides another channel for sharing information about low-emissions brown coal research and development.
If you are already have a LinkedIn profile, you can use the link below to access and ‘follow’ BCIA’s company page: BCIA LinkIn page or you can simply search for Brown Coal Innovation Australia on the LinkedIn site.
As outlined in our Communications and Stakeholder Relations update, we have also added a page to our public website which provides links and pdfs of recent news clippings, interviews and articles. The new web page can be found at 'BCIA and brown coal low emissions research and innovation in the news' on BCIA’s website.
We will be progressively adding to the web page as further news announcements are made, so make sure you check the page regularly or ‘follow’ our BCIA LinkedIn company page to keep informed.
|For more BCIA news, go to the previous page of this e-newsletter.|