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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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Insights from Chevron MD

March 23, 2017

Insights from Chevron MD

“Collaboration is a good thing with $US50 (a barrel) oil, it’s an equally good thing at $US70 oil or $US100 oil. There’s value to be generated if we can get that right.” Chevron Australasia’s Managing Director Nigel Hearne speaks at UWA sponsored CEDA breakfast event earlier this week. Professor Eric May is pictured here giving…

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UWA Defend JCEC Research Excellence Title

March 22, 2017

UWA Defend JCEC Research Excellence Title

PhD students Shane Morrissy and Arman Siahvashi were awarded first and second place respectively in the fourth annual JCEC Postgraduate Research Excellence Awards. Shane Morrissy presented his work on “Development of the Next Generation of Hydrate Anti-agglomerants for Safe & Economical Operation of Hydrocarbon Flowlines”.  In his research Shane is testing and developing a number…

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Meeting the Helium Demand

March 16, 2017

Meeting the Helium Demand

Researchers Dr. Tom Rufford and PhD Student Arash Arami-Niya of The University of Queensland have been researching adsorption technologies to improve efficiency in helium recovery from natural gas.   Read more. Tom is a Training Centre Chief Investigator based at the University of Queensland.  Last year Arash spent three months in the Fluid Science and Resources (FSR) research…

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Best Presentation Awarded to Dr. Al Ghafri

February 27, 2017

Best Presentation Awarded to Dr. Al Ghafri

Research fellow Dr. Saif Al Ghafri has been awarded the Best Presentation award at ICTFDFM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Saif’s presentation was titled “High Pressure Thermophysical Properties of Complex Mixtures Relevant to LNG Processing” and presented a range of results from the Thermophysics group within the LNG…

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Seoul National University Visit

February 25, 2017

Seoul National University Visit

LNG Futures Partner Investigator Professor Yutaek Seo of Seoul National University recently led a group of 23 researchers to visit UWA.  This included a morning with LNG Futures and the Fluid Science and Resources research group.  The group included students, post graduates and professors from the department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at SNU.  The…

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Mike Johns awarded ICHEME Fellow

February 13, 2017

Mike Johns awarded ICHEME Fellow

This month LNG Futures Professor Michael Johns was 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.   Mike’s Fellow status is in recognition of his leading research specifically in the area…

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LNG Futures Facility Update

December 22, 2016

LNG Futures Facility Update

We’ve just issued a briefing document for the LNG Futures Facility – more detail on the Micro-Scale LNG Plant: Find out more You may also be interested in reading our December Newsletter MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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