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Dr Hua Guo secured new bilateral collaboration milestone

Apr 1, 2015 | Achievements

Dr Hua Guo, CSIRO Research Director Coal Mining, signed three major mining equipment and automation project agreements with the China Coal Technology & Engineering Group, the largest coal research and technology organisation in China. This was a major historical milestone in bilateral collaboration in advanced mining technology.

China is the largest coal producer in the world and responsible for approximately 50% of the global coal production. These projects will help China’s massive coal industry to access world leading mining technologies and develop intelligent mining systems for Chinese conditions to significantly improve mining safety and efficiency.

Under Dr Hua Guo’s leadership, CSIRO has developed long standing collaborative relationships with many Chinese mining companies, universities and research organisations. Over the last decade, Dr Hua Guo and his team at CSIRO have successfully carried out numerous projects in coal mining safety, mine methane control, capture, and utilisation in China, with total funding of over AUD$6M from China alone.

(Left) Hua Guo, CSIRO Research Director Coal Mining and (Right) Leting Huang, Vice General Manager, Tiandi Science and Technology Co Ltd (a key subsidiary of CCTEG)).