Issue 1 (2012)

Issue 1 (2012)

BCIA is proud to introduce the first edition of our regular e-newsletter to stakeholders.

E-communication is a valuable, time-saving way of keeping you informed of our current initiatives and progress. It allows you to access the information you want, in a way and at a time that suits you.



MAY 2012: ISSUE 1



THE NEWSLETTER OF BROWN COAL INNOVATION AUSTRALIA


IN THIS ISSUE:

CEO'S UPDATE


A Bright Future for Brown Coal
1


RESEARCH

Research Developing Brown Coal's Future

2


MEMBERSHIP


BCIA Membership Leverages Commitment to Sustainable Future for Brown Coal


4


ALAN CHAFFEE


High Value Products from Brown Coal

5


ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES


Low-rank Coal Drying: Can it Bridge the Gap?

6


PROCESS GROUP


How WES Technology is Tackling Capital Costs

8


SPOTLIGHT ON BCIA


What's News at BCIA
9
Spotlight on BCIA member
10


ADAM RADY


Evaluation of Victorian Brown Coal as Fuel for Direct Carbon Fuel Cells

11


BCIA LATEST NEWS


Low-Rank Coal Symposium
12
New Faces at BCIA
12



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A Bright Future for Brown Coal
Brown Coal Innovation Australia (BCIA) is a not-for-profit, member-based company with a mandate to invest in the development of skills, networks and low-emissions technologies that will broaden the use of brown coal for a sustainable future.
Welcome to the April/May issue of Perspectives on Brown Coal, the newsletter of Brown Coal Innovation Australia. In this edition, we cover a range of perspectives on the low emissions development of brown coal.

BCIA Research Fellow, Alan Chaffee, outlines his research program and Process Group describes its BCIA-funded projects which are seeking to make significant reductions to the cost of CO2 capture. Adam Rady, one of six students to hold a BCIA PhD scholarship, gives an update on progress towards carbon fuel cells and BCIA member company, ECT, describes its Coldry and Matmor technology.

We also feature our regular updates on BCIA’s skills activities and highlights of our research and membership programs.

With the announcement by the Victorian Government that they are considering new allocations of brown coal, and the funding of the CarbonNet project for CO2 sequestration, there has never been a time where there is higher interest in environmentally sustainable uses of Australia’s brown coal resources.

Sustainable development requires the development and application of a range of low-emissions technologies, high efficiency power generation and consideration of a range of alternate uses of coal.

BCIA was founded to accelerate this agenda and, from its establishment in late 2009, has built a multi-million dollar innovation portfolio backed by funding from the State of Victoria, the Commonwealth of Australia, and our expanding member base.




We have updated BCIA's membership programs for 2012.
Details can be found on

page 4

.