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Dr Steve Mohr

Steve Mohr

Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures

Bachelors of Maths, B Eng (Chem), Doctor of Philosophy

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Email: Steve.Mohr@uts.edu.au
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Biography


Dr Steve Mohr is a Senior Research Consultant, specialising in data analysis, forecasting resource depletion, analytical and numerical modeling, and the evaluation of energy and water savings pilot programs. Steve has a PhD in fossil fuel supply, and has used his Mathematic and Engineering skills to developed Geologic Resource Supply-Demand Model (GeRS-DeMo) which is capable of replicating supply and demand of resources extracted from mining methods and oil and gas from fields. Since working at ISF Steve made publicly available a version of the model:  GeRS-DeMo - or Geologic Resource Supply-Demand Model



Before joining the Institute, Steve worked for Prof. Geoffrey Evans at the University of Newcastle investigating future phosphorus production for the world by country using GeRS-DeMo. Steve also worked with Dr Gavin Mudd at Monash University as part of the Peak Minerals Cluster investigating world lithium supply and demand, as well as gold and nickel production in the Goldfield Esperance region of Western Australia.



For the past 18 months Steve has been primarily focused on evaluating the energy and/or water savings from pilot programs. In particular he has worked on evaluation projects such as the OEH Home Power Savings Program, Endeavour Energy efficiency programs, ACEW AGL and Hunter Water Save Water Initiatives. A key component of this evaluation work is collating large datasets of either customer billing data or smart meter data from a range of sources and critically analysing the compiled datasets to glean statistically significant information. Steve has specific experience with smart meter data analysis, having completed projects with Hunter Water Corp and Endeavour Energy analysing smart meter data consumption data. Steve is currently evaluating smart meter consumption for Power and Water Corp. Steve has also assisted in refining existing water and energy models and associated analysis and designing new resource models.

Steve is passionate about phosphorus recovery research. He is currently working under Dr Dana Cordell to develop a model of phosphorus supplies and demand. Steve has also previously worked for Dr Gavin Mudd at Monash University as part of the Peak Minerals Cluster investigating world lithium supply and demand, as well as gold and nickel production in the Goldfield Esperance region of Western Australia.

Publications

Project reports

Langham, E., Brennan, T., Downes, J., Fyfe, J., Mohr, S.H. & White, S. 2013, 'Smart Grid, Smart City, Customer Research Report', [prepared for Ausgrid and EnergyAustralia], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.

Mohr, S.H., Mudd, G.M., Mason, L.M., Prior, T.D. & Giurco, D. 2013, 'Coal: Production trends, sustainability issues and future prospects', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sydney, pp. 1-48.
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Mohr, S.H., Mudd, G.M., Mason, L.M. & Giurco, D. 2013, 'Lithium: Production trends, sustainability issues and future prospects', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sydney, pp. 1-59.

Mudd, G.M., Weng, Z., Memary, R., Northey, S., Giurco, D., Mohr, S.H. & Mason, L.M. 2013, 'Future greenhouse gas emissions from copper mining: Assessing clean energy scenarios', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sydney, pp. 1-32.
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Cordell, D.J., Jackson, M.L., Boronyak, L.J., Cooper, C., Mohr, S.H., Moore, D.D. & White, S. 2012, 'Phase 1: Analysis of phosphorus flows through the Australian food production and consumption system', [prepared for Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation], Australian Sustainable Phosphorus Futures and Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-57.

Langham, E., Dunstan, C., Cooper, C., Moore, D.D., Mohr, S.H. & Ison, N.M. 2012, 'Decentralised Energy Costs and Opportunities for Victoria', [prepared for Sustainability Victoria], Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 1-136.
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Memary, R., Giurco, D., Mudd, G.M., Mohr, S.H. & Weng, Z. 2012, 'Copper case study: Australian resources, technology and future scenarios', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sydney, pp. 1-48.
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Mudd, G.M., Giurco, D., Mohr, S.H. & Mason, L.M. 2012, 'Gold resources and production: Australia in a global context', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster], Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Melbourne, pp. 1-60.
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Mudd, G.M., Yellishetty, M., Mason, L.M., Mohr, S.H., Prior, T.D. & Giurco, D. 2012, 'Iron resources and production: Technology, sustainability and future prospects', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster], Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Melbourne, pp. 1-60.
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Nguyen, M., Milne, G.R., Rickwood, P., Mohr, S.H. & Turner, A.J. 2012, 'Analysis of data from the ClimateSmart Home Service', [prepared for Government and Infrastructure Services Queensland], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.

Rickwood, P., Mohr, S.H., Nguyen, M. & Milne, G.R. 2012, 'Evaluation of the home power savings program - Phase 1', [prepared for NSW Office of Environment and Heritage], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-67.
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White, S., Herriman, E.J., Giurco, D., Cordell, D.J., Gero, A., Mason, L.M., May, D., Mohr, S.H. & Moore, D.D. 2012, 'Landfill Futures: Synthesis report', [prepared for CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-6.

Mohr, S.H., Mudd, G.M. & Giurco, D. 2010, 'Lithium resources and production: A critical global assessment', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sydney, pp. 1-107.
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Conference papers

Giurco, D., Mohr, S.H., Fyfe, J., Rickwood, P., Teng, M.L. & Franklin, J. 2013, 'Modelling bounce-back in water consumption post-drought', 5th National Water Efficiency Conference, Sydney, March 2013 in Proceedings of the 5th National Water Efficiency Conference, ed Australian Water Association,, Australian Water Association (AWA), Sydney, pp. 1-5.
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Mudd, G.M., Weng, Z., Northey, S., Jowitt, S., Memary, R., Mohr, S.H., Giurco, D. & Mason, L.M. 2013, 'A projection of future energy and greenhouse gas emissions intensity from copper mining', 23rd World Mining Congress 2013, Montreal, Canada, August 2013 in 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings, ed Hassani, F. and Ednie, H., [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Canada, pp. 1-14.

Mohr, S.H. 2012, 'Forecasting fossil fuels', Australian Academy of Science, Australian Frontiers of Science Conference: Science for a Green Economy, Sydney, Australia, December 2012.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2012, 'The future of unconventional oil (slides)', The 10th Annual ASPO Conference:, Vienna, Austria, May 2012.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2012, 'The future of unconventional oil (video)', The 10th Annual APSO Conference, Vienna, Austria, May 2012.
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Journal articles

Mohr, S.H. & Ward, J. 2014, 'Helium production and possible projection', Minerals, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 130-144.

Northey, S., Mohr, S.H., Mudd, G.M., Weng, Z. & Giurco, D. 2014, 'Modelling future copper ore grade decline based on a detailed assessment of copper resources and mining', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 83, pp. 190-201.
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Giurco, D., Mohr, S.H., Fyfe, J., Rickwood, P., Teng, M.L. & Franklin, J. 2013, 'Modelling bounce-back in water consumption post-drought', Water, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 79-84.

Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2013, 'Projections of future Phosphorus production (paper)', Philica: where ideas are free, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. Article380.
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Yellishetty, M., Mudd, G.M., Giurco, D., Mason, L.M. & Mohr, S.H. 2013, 'Iron ore in Australia - too much or too hard?', The AusIMM Bulletin, vol. 3, no. June, pp. 42-47.
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Giurco, D., Prior, T.D., Mason, L.M., Mohr, S.H. & Mudd, G.M. 2012, 'Life-of-resource sustainability considerations for mining', Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 47-56.
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Giurco, D., Mohr, S.H., Mudd, G.M., Mason, L.M. & Prior, T.D. 2012, 'Resource criticality and commodity production projections', Resources, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22-33.

Mohr, S.H., Mudd, G.M. & Giurco, D. 2012, 'Lithium resources and production: Critical assessment and global projections', Minerals, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 65-84.

Ward, J.D., Mohr, S.H., Myers, B.R. & Pell, W.P. 2012, 'High estimates of supply constrained emissions scenarios for long-term climate risk assessment', Energy Policy, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 598-604.
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Mason, L.M., Mohr, S.H., Zeibots, M.E. & Giurco, D. 2011, 'Limits to cheap oil - impact on mining', The AusIMM Bulletin: Journal of the Australian institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 4, no. August 2011, pp. 40-42.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2011, 'Long term forecasting of natural gas production', Energy Policy, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 5550-5560.
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Mohr, S.H., H+Â+Âk, M., Mudd, G.M. & Evans, G. 2011, 'Projection of long-term paths for Australian coal production - Comparison of four models', International Journal of Coal Geology, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 329-341.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2010, 'Combined Generalised Hubbert-Bass model approach to include disruptions when predicting future oil production', Natural Resources, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 28-33.
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Mohr, S.H. & Macdougall, J. 2010, 'Integral trees of diameter 4', AKCE : International journal of graphs and combinatorics, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 171-188.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2010, 'Long term prediction of unconventional oil production', Energy Policy, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 265-276.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2009, 'An Empirical Method to Make Oil Production Models Tolerant to Anomalies', Natural Resources Research, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-5.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2009, 'Forecasting coal production until 2100', Fuel, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 88, no. 11, pp. 2059-2067.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2008, 'Peak Oil: Testing Hubbert's Curve via theoretical modelling', Natural Resources Research, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-11.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2007, 'Mathematical Model Forecasts Year Conventional Oil Will Peak', Oil & Gas Journal, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 105, no. 17, pp. 45-50.
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Mohr, S.H. & Evans, G. 2007, 'Model Proposed For World Conventional, Unconventional Gas', Oil & Gas Journal, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 105, no. 47, pp. 46-52.
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Mohr, S.H., Evans, G. 2007, 'Models Provide Insights On North American Gas Future', Oil & Gas Journal, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 105, no. 25, pp. 51-55.
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