CRL Energy has a proven history of research in energy, environment, minerals, and related fields. We supply high quality and innovative research in strategically important fields to New Zealand's energy and minerals sectors through Ministry of Science and Innovation, Research for Industry, and TechNZ programmes. CRL Energy also supplies focussed, state-of-the-art solutions to meet the diverse research requirements of industrial and commercial clients.
CRL Energy has a track record of research commercialisation with spin-off companies, development of consulting services from research projects, export of consulting services, export of state-of-the-art testing services, and analysis business.
CRL Energy has close links to universities, particularly Canterbury, Otago, and Victoria Universities, and we commonly foster students and graduates in our research programmes.
Click on the subheadings below to learn more about our various research programmes:
CRL Energy’s high-efficiency oxygen-blown cogasifier integrate the use of biomass and coal with biomass with electrolysis to produce oxygen and hydrogen using intermittent renewable electric power.
See also: mine drainage pages.
CRL Energy CEO Rob Whitney is the Executive Chair of the World Energy Council Global Energy Policy Scenarios Study, CRL Energy is a collaborator on the EnergyScape programme and has developed the EERA stock based energy efficiency model.
CRL Energy is leading a research programme to better understand the hazards associated with exploring, developing, and mining New Zealand’s mineral resources.
See also: Spontaneous Combustion
A new method of producing the high-value nanofibres using low cost New Zealand feedstocks such as coal, sand, and nitrogen from the air.
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Other research areas include:
- Trace Metals - their distribution and mode of occurrence
- Geotechnical Research
- Coal Gasification
- CO2 Capture and Sequestration
- Coking Coal Research
- Spontaneous Combustion
- Solid Fuel Combustion
CRL Energy is a participant in a number of collaborative International Energy Agency (IEA) research programmes.