In partnership with industry and government CSIRO is developing new low emission coal technologies to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in combination with techniques to clean carbon from emissions and store it safely. Coal mine methane capture and utilisation, low emission technologies and social attitudes to energy technologies are the focus areas for CSIRO research in this field.
Coal mine methane capture
The following three research projects are being undertaken with Chinese partners under the Bilateral Climate Change Partnership Programme and are aimed at helping build the capacity for developing counties to take action on climate change.
- VAMCAT – power from mine methane
- Coal mine methane resources and potential project development
- Coal mine methane capture maximisation