- CEO's Update
- CRC Activities
- Communications Activities
- Cooperative Research Centres Association
- Industry Support
- Research Projects
- Research Update
CEO's Update August 2018
Throughout August the Energy Pipelines CRC team prepared for a number of activities to take place over the remainder of the year, as well as continue with the day-to-day tasks for the organisation.
Several new projects have begun this month in a number of topics. These projects will be completed by the end of CRC funded activities in June 2019 and I look forward to seeing outcomes over the coming months. Thank you to the research teams and industry advisors for their continued engagement in Energy Pipelines CRC research projects.
During August, the Energy Pipelines CRC team has been primarily focussed the collation of data and production of the Annual Report to the Commonwealth. We are also busy preparing the exit report to accompany this year’s Annual Report. As I mentioned have mentioned previously, the exit report provides an opportunity to highlight the impact and value of the Energy Pipelines CRC over its lifetime. Thanks to the support of members both in industry and researcher communities, we have a broad history of achievements to draw upon.
The APGA Convention and Exhibition is a highlight in the Energy Pipelines CRC calendar. With less than two weeks until we are all in Darwin, our preparations are nearly complete. The Energy Pipelines CRC trade stand this year (near the GPA engineering coffee stand) will provide information on ongoing Energy Pipelines CRC projects, general information regarding the Energy Pipelines CRC impact as well as an update on the establishment of the Future Fuels CRC.
A presentation on both Energy Pipelines CRC activities as well as the Future Fuels CRC will also be given as part of the speaking program for the convention. This event as always is an excellent opportunity to highlight the value and impact of the Energy Pipelines CRC to the broader Australian pipeline industry.
The annual Energy Pipelines CRC survey has now been released to members. The survey provides an opportunity to provide feedback on the operations of the Energy Pipelines CRC but also highlight any key areas of value and impact that are of significance to your own work. If you are an APGA RSC member, researcher or student associated with the Energy Pipelines CRC, I strongly recommend you take the time to complete this survey. If you did not receive the survey and would like to participate, please contact our communications officer Matthew Byers for a copy.
As the activities of the Energy Pipelines CRC continue, we have taken a number of major steps in the establishment of the Future Fuels CRC. The company was incorporated in August and the grant agreement with the Commonwealth was executed. The Future Fuels CRC Board will be meeting in early September and I will be updating you further as the establishment process continues.
I look forward to seeing many of you over the coming month in Darwin as well as other events. If you have any comments or questions regarding either the Energy Pipelines CRC or the Future Fuels CRC, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Wollongong team or myself.