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CEO's Update February 2018
February may be a short month on the calendar but it has been a busy month for the Energy Pipelines CRC team with Board meetings, planning for upcoming events and management of research projects. We have also spent time this month continuing to examine the overall impact Energy Pipelines CRC research outcomes have had on the Australian pipeline industry. This is the beginning of an exciting and rewarding process as the Energy Pipelines CRC nears the final 12 months of operations.
You will see in this edition a summary of the impact that research program four (Public safety and security of supply) has had on the Australian pipeline industry in particular, part one and six of AS2885. This summary was generated as part of a submission for an innovation award for which Jan Hayes and the team of industry advisors and researchers working on these projects has been nominated.
It is rewarding to see their important work summarised in this way to highlight the value and impact of not activities and what can be achieved through the CRC model. We intend to provide similar summaries to you throughout the year in this newsletter.
This focus on outcomes will be on display when we hold our final Research conference on 9th-10th July in Geelong. In the past, this event has been primarily for our research community. This year, however, we will be devoting a good portion of the program to celebrate and recognise the key achievements of the Energy Pipelines CRC and encourage all those who have been a part of the Energy Pipelines CRC to attend.
We will have a draft program out next month but I strongly recommend you keep these dates clear and ’Save The Date’ in your calendars.
Earlier this month, a team of industry and academic leaders joined Charles and I representing the Future Fuels CRC for an interview with the CRC selection committee in Canberra. This interview was the final stage of our bid for CRC Program Funding. I am proud that our team delivered a professional and well-prepared proposal highlighting the opportunities available through the Future Fuels CRC. We hope to hear outcomes from this process in the coming weeks and I will report them to you as soon as we can.
Heading into March, a number of important events will take place both at home and internationally. Klaas van Alphen will be heading to Miami to attend the annual PRCI research exchange. This is an excellent opportunity to take part in the international research community. Separately, a team of researchers associated with the CCS RDD project will head over to the UK in the coming days in anticipation of the second full scale burst test. We wish them the best of luck on this important second test. At home, the APGA RSC meeting will be held in Adelaide. I gain a lot from these meetings as it is one of our primary dialogues with industry and gives as strong feedback as to the operations of the Energy Pipelines CRC.
I look forward to reporting to you all at the end of March and hope to have some good news regarding the Future Fuels CRC.