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Research Funding Applications

Research proposals for 2022 closed on 31 August 2021

Should you wish to apply for 2023, please check back mid 2022 or contact our office on for information about the process.
The Researcg Topics for 2022 included:

  • Real Time Information Management Systems
  • Preventative Maintenance and Artificial Intelligence
  • Management of Fatigue
  • Alternative Mining Layouts
  • Roof Characterisation with Geophysics
  • Standardisation of Safety Equipment
  • The Use of Drones in the Coal Mining Industry
  • Swell, Bulking Factors and Rehabilitation Settling
  • Active and Passive Water Treatment, Brine Treatment
  • Soil Rehabilitation
  • Mine Closure and Post-Closure Land Use
  • Security of Potable Water Supply
  • Sulphur Reduction
  • Clean Coal Technology
  • Dry Upgrading of Minus 6mm Coal
  • Filtration Product and Material Flow
  • Utilisation of Fine Coal

Once submissions have been reviewed, the string committees will recommend projects for approval. Following review by the Coaltech Board, a final decision will be made by the end of November. Following this process, notices of approval will be sent out ahead of the new financial year for research to begin.