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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..

Visit us at APPEA
Visit us at APPEA 11-May-2017

Be sure to visit the CO2CRC stand at APPEA, on at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-17 May.  You'll find us near Industry Display A and Catering Station 1, where you see the CO2CRC logo below. Come and talk to us about our latest research, aimed at reducing long-term monitoring ..

Otway Research Facility becomes a temporary home
Otway Research Facility becomes a temporary home 09-May-2017

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..

Guests view CO2CRC’s latest $45m research project
Guests view CO2CRC’s latest $45m research project 04-May-2017

During April CO2CRC welcomed more than 30 guests to its Otway Research Facility.  The visitors, from the University of Melbourne, Advisian, the Global CCS Institute, Southern Rural Water, Environment Protection Agency, Earth Resources Regulation and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Scien..

Reducing carbon emissions will take a global effort, UK and Australia renew their commitment.
Reducing carbon emissions will take a global effort, UK and Australia renew their commitment. 04-May-2017

Australia and the UK renew their efforts on carbon capture and storage (CCS) research, to advance the technologies which can prevent carbon dioxide produced from energy generation and heavy industrial processes from reaching the atmosphere and are vital to the global effort of reducing CO2 emissions..

$42m emissions reduction project at the Otway in Victoria begins
$42m emissions reduction project at the Otway in Victoria begins 27-Mar-2017

CO2CRC’s largest emissions reduction research project has kicked-off this week in Nirranda South, Western Victoria. The first stage of a $42 million carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will commence with the drilling of a new appraisal well at CO2CRC’s Otway Research Facility. The projec..

Gas industry says it holds key to low emission future with pipe storage
Gas industry says it holds key to low emission future with pipe storage 27-Mar-2017

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..

Retrofitting carbon capture and storage to coal cheaper than solar
Retrofitting carbon capture and storage to coal cheaper than solar 09-Mar-2017

Using a black coal power plant retrofitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) can be cheaper per megawatt hour than with solar PV a new study by CO2CRC and Gamma Energy Technology has found. The report, Retrofitting CCS to Coal: Enhancing Australia's Energy Security, analyses the options for re..

IEA calls on Australia to lead world in carbon capture and storage technology
IEA calls on Australia to lead world in carbon capture and storage technology 23-Feb-2017

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..