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Aman wins Hydrate Research Award

July 11, 2017

Aman wins Hydrate Research Award

LNG Futures Chief Investigator Associate Professor Zach Aman has been awarded the prestigious Donald W. Davidson Award.  The award was presented at the 9th International Conference of Gas Hydrates (ICGH9) held in Denver, Colorado in June this year. The award recognises outstanding contributions to scientific research in the field of gas hydrates and is in…

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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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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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