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CEO's Update March 2018
Throughout March the Energy Pipelines CRC team has been busy both at home and overseas with various projects and events. It is rewarding to see members of our research and industry community represented across the world and displaying the professionalism of our group beyond day-to-day interactions.
We continue to wait for news from the government regarding the outcome of the Future Fuels CRC. You will notice we have delayed this newsletters release a few days into April with the hope we would have some news on this to report for you as other CRC’s have begun to receive responses from the government. Through discussions with our contacts in Canberra we have been informed that each CRC team will be contacted individually over a period of time instead of all at once as it has been done in the past.
In exciting news, the MinEX CRC which will be supporting the Australian mining industry and a fellow CRC bid in this current round received news that they has been approved for funding. Congratulations to this team for a job well done and persistence through a very intensive applications process.
As we wait, the continued operations of the Energy Pipelines CRC remain a top priority for us. Project committee meetings were held during March to maintain dialogue with our teams of dedicated researchers and industry advisors. We look forward to the delivery of a number of outcomes from these projects at our first research seminar this year to take place on 27th June in Sydney.
On the 8th March the APGA RSC met in Adelaide for its 69th meeting. The meeting was a key opportunity to highlight the ongoing benefits of the Energy Pipelines CRC as it enters its final 18 months of operations. These meetings, show the support for the Energy Pipelines CRC, and maintain a strong culture of cooperation across multiple organisations. The result of this is a stronger and safer industry.
Our Research and Innovation Manager, Klaas van Alphen, attended the 2018 annual PRCI Research Exchange in early March in Miami, Florida. Klaas was impressed with the presentations at this event and has included a report with this newsletter. Ongoing collaboration and support of our international research communities in both America and Europe is crucial to the long-term success and safety of our industries.
As a friendly reminder, we will be hosting a celebratory research conference this year on the 9th-10th July 2018 at the Waurn Ponds estate in Geelong. Further information about this event is available in this newsletter. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any member of the team in Wollongong or myself.