CRL Energy Ltd is an energy, minerals, and environmental research and consulting company, we offer technical services in minerals exploration programme management, geological mapping and 3D modelling, resource evaluation and certification, hydrogeology, coal seam gas content analysis, mine drainage treatment and site remediation, combustion carbonisation and gasification, and air emissions and stack testing.
CRL Energy’s Government-supported (MBIE) research programmes include environmental protocols for coal and mineral mining, coal gasification, clean energy production from coal and biomass, and coal-based nanomaterials.
A comprehensive range of coal, minerals, and water analytical services is offered from laboratories in Gracefield, Christchurch, Greymouth and Hamilton.
CRL Energy have just opened a new joint-venture spontaneous-combustion laboratory in Brisbane (CB3), which is a core capability in a new Mine Services business. With customers from across Australia and the US, CB3 offers spontaneous combustion testing as well as expertise on gas, ventilation, dust and friction ignition hazards in mines. Research underpinning this is supported by the Coal Association and Callaghan Innovation.
For more information about our accreditation, our laboratories and testing centres, and our field work please see About Us.
CRL Energy is a member of the following organisations:
May 2016: In order for companies to meet their health and safety obligations (as well as legislative requirements) CRL Energy now offers a variety of services for monitoring hazards in the workplace.
12 February 2016: CRL Energy are now offering a Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) and contaminated land investigation service. Please see our PDF of HAIL services.
30 October 2015: Bellvue coal mine remediation
A team involving researchers from CRL Energy, O'Kane Consultants NZ, Landcare Research and the University of Canterbury is continuing with passive treatment trials, terrestrial vegetation assessment and freshwater ecological sampling in the Cannel Creek catchment near Greymouth.
30 May 2015: Stockton waste-dump performance
In May 2015, a team of geochemists from CRL Energy and O’Kane Consultants NZ installed a series of oxygen probes into two waste rock dumps at the Stockton Coal Mine.
10 April 2015: CRL Energy and CB3 Mining Services now reaching international markets. Presentations in Turkey.
30 December 2015: A selection of new geology papers focussed on aspects of acid mine drainage and treatment has been added to Geology Downloads: The papers are those presented at the recent AusIMM NZ Annual Conference in Dunedin.
12 November 2015: A selection of new geology papers has been added to Geology Downloads: The papers are published in a special December 2015 edition of Mine Water and the Environment: Mine Water Research in New Zealand.
09 September 2015: A new publication has been added to Technology Downloads: Gas evolution trends for coal from two different areas at Clarence Colliery
12 June 2015: A new publication has been added to Technology Downloads: Spontaneous combustion assessment of a coal reserve planned for underground coal gasification utilization
17 April 2015: A new publication has been added to Technology Downloads: Early detection of spontaneous combustion using laboratory gas evolution tests
05 March 2015: The 2015 edition of New Zealand minerals sector environmental framework: a user’s guide and appendices are now available online as PDFs from our downloads and publications library.
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Tel: +64 4 570 3700
Freephone in New Zealand: 0800 4 CRL ENERGY or 0800 427 536
Fax: +64 4 570 3701
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