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Industry joins forces to drive investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Australia
Industry joins forces to drive investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Australia 03-Mar-2020

For release on 4 March 2020 CO2CRC is today bringing together leading Australian energy and resources companies and advisory bodies at Australian Parliament House, Canberra. The inaugural CO2CRC CCS Policy Forum will be convened to develop a consensus industry view on a practical CCS policy fram..

Santos joins CO2CRC
Santos joins CO2CRC 02-Mar-2020

CO2CRC is pleased to welcome Santos Limited as its newest member company. CO2CRC CEO, David Byers, said “Santos is an Australian natural gas company and one of the leading LNG producers in the Asia-Pacific region with a strong commitment to a lower carbon future. It has a deep heritage in the C..

CO2CRC research delivers insights into migration and monitoring of CO2 stored underground
CO2CRC research delivers insights into migration and monitoring of CO2 stored underground 17-Feb-2020

A CO2CRC research project, the Otway Stage 2C project, has provided important findings into carbon dioxide (CO2) injected deep underground as part of the emissions reduction technology known as carbon capture and storage (CCS). CO2CRC injected 15,000 tonnes of CO2 approximately 1,500 meters under..

Hydrogen refining plant delivered in project to provide clean hydrogen for Japan
Hydrogen refining plant delivered in project to provide clean hydrogen for Japan 13-Feb-2020

CO2CRC has completed the delivery of a hydrogen refining plant to AGL’s Loy Yang facility in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.   The plant was delivered on trucks in four parts over December and February. The pilot plant has been designed to produce hydrogen from synthetic gas (syngas) produced by..

Australia’s Chief Scientist acknowledges carbon capture and storage is absolutely critical
Australia’s Chief Scientist acknowledges carbon capture and storage is absolutely critical 13-Feb-2020

CO2CRC has welcomed comments by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, at an address to the National Press Club yesterday in which he called for a technology-driven orderly transition to clean energy and the need for carbon capture and storage (CCS), alongside renewables, to decarbonise Aust..

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..

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..