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September 26, 2019 / Robert Newton
Category: CEO's Update 

A Final Note From The Energy Pipelines CRC

The finalisation of the Energy Pipelines CRC activities has progressed substantially since the June 2019 newsletter.

The final reports to the Commonwealth have been prepared and will be considered by the Board at its final face to face meeting to be held on 2 October. Once these have been approved and signed, they will be lodged with the Commonwealth.

The documentation necessary to transfer the residual assets, including cash, of Energy Pipelines CRC to Future Fuels CRC has been prepared and approved by the Boards of each company. They will require ratification by the Members of each company and, once signed, the transfer process will begin. After that is completed, we will take steps to wind up Energy Pipelines CRC.

Since June, the legacy website has been completed and is available at www.epcrc.com.au. The website will remain in place until at least June 2022 in this format. The members’ area of the website contains all project reports together with copies of the publications and presentations given over the life of Energy Pipelines CRC.

The legacy book has also been completed and a limited number of hard back copies are available to those who may wish to own a copy. The book is also available to review online on the legacy website (refer to “Impact” within the members’ area). The legacy book provides a brief summary of the activities and successes of the Energy Pipelines CRC.
APGA recently held a webinar titled “Energy Pipelines CRC – 10 years of industry led research”. This webinar is available on the APGA website and I commend it to those who may have missed the live version.

The Energy Pipelines CRC owes much of its success to the industry-researcher relationships of the past 10 years. We have been very fortunate to have had significant engagement from our industry partners – employees of APGA RSC member entities - and from the researchers and students based at the participating universities. They have proven that industry led university based research can be highly successful and satisfying. It is pleasing to note that the relationships will continue within the Future Fuels CRC.

I wish to thank all who have been engaged with the Energy Pipelines CRC – as industry advisors, researchers, students, staff, Directors and Member representatives. Your contribution to the Energy Pipelines CRC has been invaluable. There are two people in particular who deserve our gratitude – Charles Rottier and Steve Dobbie. Both Charles and Steve have been Directors from day 1. Charles took on the role of Board Chair from July 2013, following the retirement of Jim McDonald, and oversaw the strategic direction of the company and, ultimately, the development of the bid for Future Fuels CRC. Steve has been the constant link between Energy Pipelines CRC and the APGA and has been a source of continual encouragement. I thank Charles and Steve for their guidance during our company’s life.

Finally, I thank all who have been involved in some way with the Energy Pipelines CRC and wish you the best for the future.

Sincerely,

Robert Newton

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