Much debate is around at present about coal. Examine the myths and facts about Australian coal. Includes statistics on coal exports, the contribution of Australian coal emissions to global greenhouse gases, the percentage of coal fired electricity used in Australia and export destinations of Australian coal.
Find out how hydrogen gas is produced and used. This is a fact sheet providing information on hydrogen production from fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. The uses of hydrogen are briefly discussed and information is provided about hydrogen fuel cells.
Find out how gas fired power stations work. This fact sheet describes the generation of electricity in gas fired power stations, which typically produces 50% less carbon dioxide than conventional coal fired power plants. Information is provided about the Daandine power station located west of Brisbane, which uses coal seam gas to fuel engines to produce electricity. Images of the Oakey power station are also included.
After coal has been mined and processed the coal is transported to its customers. This fact sheet discusses the ways in which the coal is transported and provides statistics about exports and export destinations.
This fact sheet describes oxyfuel combustion, the technology that burns fuel in almost pure oxygen. Because this makes it easier to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas, it may be possible to achieve near zero carbon dioxide emissions from the production of coal fired electricity. A diagram illustrating this process is included as well as a brief description of a new project aiming to integrate oxyfuel combustion with carbon capture and sequestration.
Find out what LNG is and how it is produced and used. This is an information sheet describing the characteristics of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as how LNG is processed, stored, transported and used. It includes an image of a LNG tanker.
Find out how power stations can reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. This fact sheet describes the process of post combustion capture (PCC) in power stations. It identifies the benefits associated with capturing most of the carbon dioxide contained in flue gases. A flow diagram illustrates the process of post combustion capture.
Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is typically around 97% pure methane which is a gas formed millions of years ago as part of the burial of peat to form coal. CSG can be captured for use as an energy source for power generation or it can be processed into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export and use worldwide.
This is an information sheet containing a student activity simulating geological sequestration of carbon dioxide as well as background information for teachers. The background information describes sequestration in geologic formations including oil and gas reservoirs, unmineable coal seams, and deep saline reservoirs. The student activity includes instructions and discussion questions.
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