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VAM Abatement Safety Demonstration Duct official launch

The University of Newcastle (UON) has unveiled a world-first demonstration facility to carry out controlled testing of an abatement technology that captures fugitive methane emissions from underground coal mining operations.

The new technology could reduce ventilation air methane (VAM) emissions by up to 90 per cent and reduce Australia’s annual greenhouse output by three per cent.

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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.