Our work focuses on reducing emissions from high energy intensity industries, such as steel and cement manufacturing, gas processing and electricity generation.
We have invested more than $100 million to lead Australia’s effort to introduce CCS to meet the demands of a global industrial market.
With a global commitment to make deep cuts in emissions, the International Energy Agency has stated that meeting mandated 2 degree commitments will not be possible without CCS.
By injecting, storing and monitoring more than 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide 1,600m below ground we have demonstrated that CCS is safe over the long-term. Our current aim is to reduce the cost of CCS to support the international demand for the technology, with a focus towards carbon utilisation.
Our scientists are collaborating to ensure our industrial and institutional members are sufficiently prepared with technology and knowledge for their capture and storage projects around the world.
Our capacity to collaborate with local and international scientific and project-management talent ensures we are nimble and outcome driven, operating with low fixed costs. We utilise our internal skill sets and tap into Australian and global industry leaders, universities, and government agencies to provide industry relevant results for our members.
CO2CRC works to reduce the cost in carbon capture by focusing research on the power penalty of operating the capture plant, the capital investment in the equipment, and various capture technologies. CO2CRC undertakes research into capture technologies from bench scale, with our world class university partners, through to pilot scale in the field, at participating power stations and our Otway Research Facility.