On Wednesday 28 September CO2CRC and the University of Melbourne officially opened new carbon capture and storage laboratories at the University of Melbourne.
The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham was unfortunately unable to attend the event at short notice. Instead he sent this video message.
The University of Melbourne laboratories are part of the Australian CCS Research Laboratories Network (CCSNet). They are funded through a $7.56 million agreement between the Australian Government’s Education Investment Fund and CO2CRC Limited.
More than 60 guests listened to speeches which included CO2CRC’s CEO, Tania Constable, as well as the Deputy Director – Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research, Professor Ralf Haese. The University of Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis, unveiled the plaque. Afterwards guests were given a guided tour of the impressive new facilities.