Research

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..

Kids Tim Tam slam in the name of science
Kids Tim Tam slam in the name of science 15-Aug-2019

CO2CRC attracted lots of attention at a Science Week event held at Gippsland Tech School, Morwell on 14 August 2019. The kids loved using a Tim Tam to learn how CO2 travels through porous rock (and eating the Tim Tam afterwards!)..

Latest updates on the drilling for CO2CRC’s biggest project to date 22-Jul-2019

Tuesday 1 October 2019 We’ve reached another milestone with the final perforating run successfully completed in the monitoring well, CRC-6. This means we’ve now perforated all five stage 3 wells and avoided any damage to our primary seismic detection cable.  This gives us the best possible o..

Improving pore space utilisation
Improving pore space utilisation 18-Jun-2019

For CCS to achieve the required contribution to the Paris Agreement’s aim to keep the global temperature increase from anthropogenic CO2 emissions to 2°C or below, the annual net volume  of CO2 storage needs to increase dramatically. Internationally, this requires a significant increase in CCS i..

Save the date for CO2CRC’s CCUS Symposium 2019
Save the date for CO2CRC’s CCUS Symposium 2019 28-Mar-2019

CO2CRC's CCUS Symposium will be held from 19 – 20 November 2019 at RACV Torquay Resort, Victoria. Program and registration details to come.  For now, be sure to add the date to your diary!  ..

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..

Pulp fiction: What do cucumbers and pulp have in common?
Pulp fiction: What do cucumbers and pulp have in common? 15-Dec-2017

In Quebec, Canada you can find the answer: Carbon Capture and Utilization. Three companies are working together to reduce CO2 emissions and increase crop yields. The Resolute Forest Projects mill, which produces a diverse range of products, including pulp, wood products, tissue paper, news print ..

CO2CRC’s Otway Stage 3 Project recognised by CSLF
CO2CRC’s Otway Stage 3 Project recognised by CSLF 11-Dec-2017

At the recent Ministerial Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) in Abu Dhabi, CO2CRC's Otway Stage 3 Project was formally recognised by the CSLF. The Otway Stage 3 CO2 Storage Management and Subsurface M&V Project is the third CO2CRC project to be recognised by the CSLF...

130 metres of core recovered in CO2CRC’s latest research operation
130 metres of core recovered in CO2CRC’s latest research operation 11-May-2017

Last month CO2CRC drilled a 1,667 metre deep well over 30 days at its Otway Research Facility. The team successfully recovered 130 metres of core from the well. The three inch diameter core samples were taken at specified points during the coring operations. A core sample is a cylinder-shaped sect..