Frontier Energy Technologies

Frontier Energy Technologies

Thematic Areas, Programs and Projects

1. LET Options for Mining and Process Industries

VAM (Ventilation Air Methane)

* VAM Abatement Safety project ($25 M)

* Chemical Looping VAM Abatement project ($5.5 M)

* Stone Dust project (ACARP)

* DDT project (ACARP / PhD)

* Scoping Study on VAM Abatement Technologies (ACARP)

* Catalytic Reduction of VAM by EK and MS (ACARP)

Waste Heat Recovery

* GRANEX / Solar project (Wallsend Public Pool)

* GRANEX Koppers project (Koppers plant Newcastle)

* Heat pumps

Waste Minimisation

* Biochar

* Chailing (char from coal tailing generated at coal mines)

* H2 products from MSW (Chemical Looping of MSW)

2. LET Options for Power Generation from Fossil Fuels


* Oxy-Fuel

* Chemical Looping (Air Separation, Combustion, Gasification, Reforming, etc)

* Underground coal gasification

* Ultra Low Ash Coal:

* Direct Injection Carbon Engines (DICE)

* Direct Carbon Fuel Cells


* Coal Seam Gas

3. Renewable Energy Systems


* Biomass Utilisation (co-firing, Chemical Looping Gasification, etc)

* Geothermal (Direct / In-direct)

* Solar Thermal

* Small Wind Systems


* Geothermal Assisted Power Generation (GAPG)

* Solar Assisted Power Generation

* Geothermal / Solar

4. Energy Efficiency & Process Intensification

Building Thermal Efficiency

* Currently an ARC-Linkage project (many ARC and industry projects in the past 10 years)

Micro Energy Systems

* Various projects about micro H2 generators

Energy Efficient Desalination

* GRANSAL projects

Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment Plants

* Aeration power reduction

* Dewatering

* Enhanced oxygen transfer efficiency

Metallurgical Processing

* Slag granulation

* Inclusion reduction

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.