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Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge

August 3, 2017

Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge

PhD Student Arman Siahvashi recently represented UWA in the Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge in Adelaide earlier this month.  You can read about his experience in the UWA Graduate Research School July Newsletter.

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Eric May awarded ICHEME Fellow

August 3, 2017

Eric May awarded ICHEME Fellow

LNG Futures Director Professor Eric May was recently accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).  The status of ICHEME Fellow is awarded to engineering professionals of distinction who make a significant contribution to the Chemical Engineering profession.   Eric’s Fellow status is in recognition of his world leading, industry aligned research, leadership…

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Closed Carbon Cycle Economy – Public Lecture

July 18, 2017

Closed Carbon Cycle Economy – Public Lecture

Even though the climate change conference in Paris achieved meaningful results, society still has a long way to go to rid itself of CO2 emissions. How to accomplish this task?  Professor Roland Span of Ruhr University, Germany will present a lecture on Closed Cycle Carbon Economy (C3eco). C3eco integrates the technical and social aspects of the…

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Energy Storage Research – SBS Podcast

July 4, 2017

Energy Storage Research – SBS Podcast

Chief Investigator Kevin Li recently featured on SBS Mandarin for his recently published Nature Communications paper “Temperature-regulated guest admission and release in microporous materials”. Dr Gang (Kevin) Li, a Lecturer and Theme leader from Australia Centre For LNG Futures and UWA’s School of Chemical Engineering, tells SBS Mandarin Program the new way to store gases. Firstly,…

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Securing the future flow of oil and gas

June 26, 2017

Securing the future flow of oil and gas

This month the Australian Centre for LNG Futures, ACLNGF features in Impact – an online publication showcasing global research impact.  The article outlines the ACLNGF and Fluid Science and Resources research groups and their ongoing industry aligned research. You can view the article here or click here for the full digital edition of June 2017 Impact.

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Synchrotron Research for Nitrogen Capture

June 21, 2017

Synchrotron Research for Nitrogen Capture

Last week LNG Futures researchers travelled to Melbourne to conduct experimental research at the Australian Synchrotron facility.  During their visit they conducted experiments to determine the surface structure and composition of lithium used to capture nitrogen from a natural gas stream. A synchrotron is a large machine (about the size of a football field) that…

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Flow Loop Modifications for New Joint Industry Project

June 15, 2017

Flow Loop Modifications for New Joint Industry Project

The 8th UWA Flow Assurance Industry Workshop was held at the Australian Resources Research Centre, ARRC in Kensington on Thursday the 1st of June 2017.  The event was attended by over 30 Industry Participants and organised by the Flow Assurance Research Group within the Fluid Science and Resources Division (and Training Centre for LNG Futures)…

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Experts Show New Way to Store Clean, Energy-Rich Gases

June 10, 2017

Experts Show New Way to Store Clean, Energy-Rich Gases

An international team of scientists and engineers has discovered a solution to a long-standing scientific problem of storing gases in common minerals. It could form the basis for a cheap and efficient way to power hydrogen-fuelled vehicles of the future. The study, published today in Nature Communications, was led by researchers from The Fluid Science…

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Commercialising a New Gas Separation Technology

April 21, 2017

Commercialising a New Gas Separation Technology

Dr. Kevin Li and Professor Eric May have been successful in securing close to $1 million in funding to commercialise their gas separation technology developed at UWA.  The project is in collaboration with Australian and local Perth company Oilfield Production Technologies and Chinese company DKT Energy Technologies.  The funding represents a significant step in commercialising…

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Entrepreneurial Training for PhDs

April 18, 2017

Entrepreneurial Training for PhDs

Recently five researchers from LNG Futures took part in the Woodside OceanWorks sponsored Start Something program.   An initiative led by UWA’s Innovation Quarter the program allows researchers to work alongside industry mentors to develop and evaluate the commercialisation potential of their research. LNG Futures joined researchers from the Offshore Hub and COFS in a ‘vertical accelerator’…

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