Year: 2019

A round of applause for our award winners
A round of applause for our award winners 19-Dec-2019

Congratulations to all the winners announced at the CO2CRC CCUS Symposium Awards Dinner, held recently at RACV Resort, Torquay. Dr Charles Jenkins (CSIRO): John Tyndall Award for Excellence in CCS Research This award is for Charles’ outstanding contribution as Science Lead of the Otway Stage..

Key piece of equipment arrives in project to deliver clean hydrogen to Japan
Key piece of equipment arrives in project to deliver clean hydrogen to Japan 13-Dec-2019

CO2CRC has delivered the first major component of a hydrogen refining plant to AGL’s Loy Yang facility in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley this week. The pilot plant, which employs a 2-step process to clean-up, purify and separate the synthetic gas (syngas) from the coal gasifier will produce a pure..

Otway facility attracts international visitors
Otway facility attracts international visitors 12-Dec-2019

On Thursday 21 November 36 people took the opportunity to take a tour of our Otway National Research Facility following the CCUS Symposium.  The visitors came from around the globe including the USA, Japan, Germany, UK and Timor Leste. The geophysicists in the group were interested to hear rep..

Prof John Kaldi interviewed in PESA News
Prof John Kaldi interviewed in PESA News 11-Dec-2019

Prof John Kaldi, CO2CRC distinguished scientist, was interviewed by PESA News as part of their report on the Gorgon Project. Read the article by Dale Granger below. Gorgon CO2 injection system thrusts Australia to the forefront of CCS technology The start‐up of Gorgon’s carbon dioxide i..

CO2CRC welcomes ExxonMobil as its newest member
CO2CRC welcomes ExxonMobil as its newest member 02-Dec-2019

CO2CRC is pleased to welcome Esso Australia Pty Ltd as its newest member company.  Esso Australia is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd and ExxonMobil Corporation based in Houston. “ExxonMobil is an industry leader in developing and utilising technological solutions to reduce greenho..

Carbon capture and storage event unites researchers, industry leaders from around the globe
Carbon capture and storage event unites researchers, industry leaders from around the globe 22-Nov-2019

From 19-20 November 2019 CO2CRC brought together more than 130 delegates for a two-day symposium on the greenhouse gas mitigation technology, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Top national and international scientists and researchers along with industry leaders, professionals, technol..

Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits
Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits 21-Oct-2019

The following is an excerpt from an article by Murray Griffin printed in Footprint News on Friday 18 October 2019.  Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits, says CO2CRC Injecting CO2 into oil fields to boost production is a legitimate form of sequestration and should be re..

Drilling complete as part of research to develop low cost, low impact CO2 monitoring
Drilling complete as part of research to develop low cost, low impact CO2 monitoring 17-Oct-2019

A 59-day drilling program has been successfully completed at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Centre, located at Nirranda South in south-west Victoria. On 18 September the last of four new 1600-metre-deep monitoring wells was drilled and cased with each well equipped with the latest technolog..

Otway Stage 3 Project a 24-hour operation
Otway Stage 3 Project a 24-hour operation 29-Aug-2019

Many people are surprised to learn that the drilling currently taking place at our Otway National Research Facility happens 24-hours, seven days a week. One 15 person crew works 12 noon – 12 midnight. Another crew takes over for the 12 midnight – 12 noon shift. The crew sleep in on site cab..