Professor Alan Collins receives ARC Linkage Grant

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $1,965,291 in linkage grants by the Australian Research Council to undertake research that will bring benefits in the meat, hemp, mining and performing arts industries.

The ARC’s Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. The latest grants announced are outcomes of the Linkage Projects Round 3 for 2020 and the University of Adelaide has received four grants.

The Australian Research Council grants will enable our experts, in partnership with industry, government and the performing arts community, to undertake valuable work that will benefit society.

Environment Institute member, Professor Alan Collins from the School of Physical Sciences has received $536,198 to build a stratigraphic and water chemistry framework for the greater McArthur Basin. This basin is a rock system that covers northern Australia from WA to Queensland.

The framework that he and his team will produce will assist northern Australia’s resource economy by helping reduce the risk in the petroleum and minerals industry. Reconstructing the Beetaloo/Greater McArthur Basin System will also give insights into the development of the Earth. Partners in the project are the Northern Territory Geological Survey, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Santos Ltd and Empire Energy. The University’s Institute of Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) supported this project.

Congratulations to Professor Collins.

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