CRL Energy was established on 1 January 1995 as a commercial venture to provide science and technology services to New Zealand's energy production and utilization industries. CRL Energy provides analytical, R&D, consulting, testing, surveying, and information services to the coal and energy industries. We have a core staff of over 40 people as well as several on-call consultants. CRL Energy was formed from the existing staff and facilities of the Coal Research Association of New Zealand which had been providing services to the coal industry for 27 years.
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 has 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.