|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. page 4
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