CO2CRC’s Otway Research Facility was humming with activity throughout March and April as a rig was brought in to drill a new $7.5 million well. The drilling program ran 24 hours a day with crews working 12 hour shifts. An onsite rig camp provided accommodation and sustenance to over 40 highly skil..
An article in The Courier Mail says that Australia's vast network of gas pipelines could store up to six billion Tesla Powerwall batteries worth of energy for use when renewable sources are not generating electricity, the gas industry says. A report from a broad collection of companies in the..
23 February 2017 The executive director of the International Energy Agency has called on Australia to become a world leader in CCS technology. Dr Fatih Birol is in Australia this week and met with the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra on Wednesday m..
In an interview on the ABC's Insiders program on Sunday 19 February 2017, Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, described CCS as "absolutely critical". Minister Frydenberg said that the government was focused on energy security and affordability, while accepting that we're moving to ..
With the reliability of the energy sector being questioned following recent blackouts in South Australia and high temperatures in New South Wales, CEO of CO2CRC, Tania Constable, has stated that power shortages demonstrate a need to explore alternative options, and not just renewables, to provide c..
The term "clean coal" has been high on the political agenda in the wake of widespread energy black-outs in South Australian recently. For opponents, clean coal is derided as oxy-moronic. But the Federal Government argues it's a legitimate way of maintaining energy security at times when intermit..
The ABC's Hack radio show on Triple J has produced a 'What you need to know - Renewables v Coal'. The article examines the Australian Power Generation Technology Report by CO2CRC and provides the facts and figures around three of the main arguments you hear in the debate on renewables v coal. ..
At an address to the Canberra Press Club, yesterday, Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said that Australia should be able to achieve energy that is affordable, reliable and secure and that meets our global emissions reduction commitments. “Security, affordability and emissions reduction - that'..
On Monday 7 November CO2CRC officially opened a new carbon storage research laboratory at the Australian National University (ANU). The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham unveiled the plaque and declared "What we see here is innovative research being unde..