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Coal mining experts and researchers gather at CQUni Rockhampton North

Published:03 July 2019

CQUniversity is hosting the 2019 combined Bowen Basin Geologists' Group (BBGG) and Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) Meeting. (Top): CQUni's new dean of the School of Engineering and Technology Prof Steve Hill and (bottom) BBGG Chair David Green.

Australia’s top geologists and coal mining industry researchers gathered this week (3-4) July for the 2019 combined Bowen Basin Geologists' Group (BBGG) and Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) Meeting, hosted at CQUniversity Rockhampton North.

BBGG is a professional development peak body and ACARP is an industry-funded organisation, with a mission to research, develop and demonstrate technologies that lead to the safe, sustainable production and utilisation of coal.

The industry specialists who attended the biennial combined meeting are among those who underpin the success of Queensland’s coal industry. They had the chance to hear of completed and planned projects relevant to coal geology and coal mining while contributing to directions for future research and development.

CQUniversity’s new Dean of Engineering and Technology Professor Steve Hill was also present to to help officially launch the event.

BBGG Chairman David Green provided an introductory address at the start of the combined meeting.

During the meeting attendees heard about a range of research projects led by CQUniversity, The University of Queensland, the CSIRO.

One such presentation by CQUni Economics Professor John Rolfe, looked at how land can be revitalised post-mining.