Project details and personnel

The Project is led and conducted by the University of Newcastle in partnership with South 32, Glencore and the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Ltd (ACALET). The Project is structured under a flagship model to maximise collaboration among researchers, government and industry.

Project Leader

Prof. Behdad Moghtaderi

Project Manager

Dr Jafar Zanganeh

Chief Investigators

Prof. Behdad Moghtaderi

Dr Jafar Zanganeh

Project Sponsors

Commonwealth (50%) & ACALET (50%)

Number of Project Phases


Total Project Budget

$26,951,400 comprising $24,998,696 cash and $1,952,704 in-kind

Project Duration

4 years plus 9 months extension

Project Start Date

19 July 2013

Project End Date

March 2018

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.