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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..

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..

CO2CRC appoints Distinguished Scientists
CO2CRC appoints Distinguished Scientists 25-Jul-2019

CO2CRC today announced the appointment of Professors Peter Cook, Kelly Thambimuthu and John Kaldi as Distinguished Scientists at CO2CRC. “We are delighted to formalise appointments with Professors Cook, Thambimuthu and Kaldi. All three have made outstanding contributions to the field of carbon ..

“Our fixation on renewables narrows the options,” says David Byers in The Australian
“Our fixation on renewables narrows the options,” says David Byers in The Australian 22-Jul-2019

In an opinion piece in The Australian on Thursday 18 July 2019, CO2CRC's CEO, David Byers, discusses how our fixation on renewables narrows the options.  Forty years ago, oil, gas and coal supplied 80 per cent of the world’s energy. Forty years later, hydrocarbons still supply 80 per c..

Work starts at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Facility Stage 3 Project
Work starts at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Facility Stage 3 Project 17-Jul-2019

A drilling rig has arrived at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Facility, located at Nirranda South in south-west Victoria. This weekend it will start drilling four new 1600-metre-deep monitoring wells which will be equipped with the latest technologies in fibre optics sensing and subsurface ga..

CO2CRC gives green light to Otway Stage 3 Project to develop low-cost, low environmental footprint CO2 storage monitoring technologies for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
CO2CRC gives green light to Otway Stage 3 Project to develop low-cost, low environmental footprint CO2 storage monitoring technologies for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) 27-May-2019

CO2CRC announced today that it has made a final investment decision to proceed with its $45 million Otway Stage 3 Monitoring and Verification Project at the Otway National Research Facility in south-west Victoria. The decision follows the successful finalisation of all project-related technical and ..

Cutting edge greenhouse gas monitoring technology comes to Gippsland
Cutting edge greenhouse gas monitoring technology comes to Gippsland 09-May-2019

Statement from David Byers, Chief Executive Officer, CO2CRC Cutting-edge scientific instrumentation will be deployed in Gippsland this week as part of a new approach to achieving pinpoint accuracy in measuring greenhouse gas emissions (primarily carbon dioxide) in the region. The deployment of..

CO2CRC to investigate greenhouse gas emissions reduction in steel manufacturing
CO2CRC to investigate greenhouse gas emissions reduction in steel manufacturing 21-Mar-2019

CO2CRC has been awarded funding to conduct important research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions in steel production. The year-long study has been made possible by a grant from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (Coal Innovation NSW Fund). The project will explore pathways for red..