About the program
The Government recognises the long-term viability of the coal mining sector depends on the innovation and deployment of new technologies to reduce fugitive emissions from coal mines.
The Coal Mining Abatement Technology Support Package (CMATSP) is aimed at maintaining and enhancing the international competiveness and viability of the Australian coal mining sector under Australia's carbon pricing scheme and greenhouse constraints that will be tightened overtime to meet Australia's greenhouse reduction targets.
It will do this by providing $39 million to support industry efforts to develop and demonstrate technologies that will provide future solutions to safely reduce fugitive methane emissions from coal mines.
This program is managed by the Department on behalf of the Minister for Resources and Energy.
Coal mines may find additional information on mitigating and managing their greenhouse gas emissions on the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) website.
Technical Advisory Committee
In March 2012, the Minister established the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide guidance and support for the development and implementation of the CMATSP.
The TAC membership includes:
- four members from coal producers and the industry association
- four members from the NSW and Queensland state governments
- two members from research organisations
- two members from the Department
Grants, funding and timeline
The CMATSP application and assessment process has been undertaken in two phases; an, expression of interest phase followed by a detailed project proposal phase.
The CMATSP application process has now closed for new applications. Successful applicants are expected to be announced in July 2013.
Details about successful applicants will be provided on the Department's reporting requirements page.
For more information about the Coal Mining Abatement Technology Support Package please contact the Coal Sector Programs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.