|Federation University Australia|
|Federation University Australia’s Churchill Campus lies on the doorstep of Victoria’s greatest brown coal assets. |
|FedUni is the nation’s newest university and as a new university with a community focus we are committed to further research into the responsible utilisation of brown coal in our region for the benefit of all stakeholders. There is growing scope for new manufacturing industries producing value added products particularly gases and liquids based on the State’s large carbon resource. |
|Left: Preparing degraded solvent samples for analysis by GC/MS.|
|Our Gippsland Campus has a long history of involvement in brown coal research, including being the site for the Victorian Brown Coal Council research laboratory, which opened in 1984. Our vision is to create research facilities that combine both community energy education with laboratories and services that assist industry with the demonstration and operation of their new generation of brown coal technologies.|
Currently, there is no single entity devoted to applied research and practical demonstration of known and novel technologies for the sole purpose of developing Victoria’s brown coal resource. We have recently created a new research centre to offer technology developers advanced facilities and technical support to undertake research from concept through to commercial demonstration.
The Churchill Campus setting is vast and the proximity to the existing coal extraction sites minimises constraints that would be rapidly apparent in an urban setting.
FedUni has a strong tradition of education and training delivery which spans more than 140 years via our predecessor institutions, the University of Ballarat and Monash University’s Gippsland Campus.
FedUni is Australia’s only regional, multi-sector university and a pivotal provider of post-secondary education for regional Victoria.
With a proud track record in business innovation and entrepreneurship, we strive to enhance the relevance and currency of our education, training, research and consultancy capabilities.
|Above: Working in the FedUni lab – Vince Verheyen (FedUni), Katarzyna Misiak (TNO), and Pauline Pearson (CSIRO).|
|Left: At the CSIRO pilot plant AGL Loy Yang Erik Meuleman (CSIRO and Adjunct Prof. FedUni), Alicia Reynolds (Monash), Vince Verheyen (FedUni), James Janson (CSIRO)and Indra Gunawan (FedUni).|
4–5 February, 2015
|World Clean Coal Conference (Delhi, India)|
|Under the event theme, tailor-made topics will radiate a wide spectrum on coal-to-gas, coal-to-liquid, coal/petcoke gasification, coal upgrading, environmental issues and other related CCTs. There will be more than 200 key players, including senior government officials, clean coal project developers and leading technology licensors from India, U.S., UK, Japan, Australia, South Africa etc., gather in Delhi with their excellent experience.|
25–26 March, 2015
|Gasification 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic)|
|This will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, scientific information, experiences, new technologies and innovations on such technologies among the participants, including industry leaders, researchers, company representatives, and governmental representatives. A number of keynote and invited speakers from various countries as well as technical sessions will make the Forum an unforgettable event.|
26–27 March, 2015
|Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Expert Workshop on Innovative Systemic Approaches to Enhancing Coal-Fired Power Generation Efficiency (Shanghai, China)|
|The Workshop will feature key leaders and experts from the public sector, electric power industry, power equipment manufacturers, universities, research institutes, and other significant stakeholders who are heavily engaged in policy decisions as well as technological advancements with regard to coal-fired power generation. Call for papers in now open with a deadline of 31 December 2014. Click HERE for details.|
27–28 March, 2015
|Istanbul Clean Coal Forum (Istanbul, Turkey)|
|The event covers a wide spectrum of topics on Investment in Coal Upgrading and Conversion, Coal gasification CTL, UCG, Coal to Chemical, Clean Power Generation and Environmental Issues.|
31 May–4 June, 2015
|The 40th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems (Florida, US)|
Clearwater Clean Coal Conference
|The State-of-the Art in coal utilisation will be presented in up-to-date technical papers, tutorials, and panels, covering cutting-edge developments on a range of timely topics. Presentations will deal with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and or/regulatory compliance. The program presents an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry.|
17–21 May, 2015
|The Seventh International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies – CCT2015 (Kraków, Poland)|
|Organised by the IEA Clean Coal Centre and the Central Mining Institute of Poland (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), CCT2015 is a leading international forum for research into clean coal technologies, including; high efficiency, low emissions plant; developments in carbon capture; air pollution control; and low rank coal utilisation.|
27 September–1 October 2015
|2015 ICCS&T, MCEC (Melbourne, Australia)|
|The 15th International Conference on Coal Science & Technology will be visiting Australia for the first time. The conference aims to bring together academic, industrial, and government communities to exchange ideas, concepts and innovations for the shared purpose of facilitating coal research advances.|