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$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..

Minister Frydenberg says carbon capture and storage is absolutely critical
Minister Frydenberg says carbon capture and storage is absolutely critical 20-Feb-2017

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 ..

South Australian blackouts demonstrate need to explore alternative energy options
South Australian blackouts demonstrate need to explore alternative energy options 20-Feb-2017

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 role of clean coal technologies in reducing emissions
The role of clean coal technologies in reducing emissions 16-Feb-2017

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..

New report backs carbon capture and storage in Australia
New report backs carbon capture and storage in Australia 15-Feb-2017

An independent report commissioned by government, industry and research organisations has laid down a comprehensive plan for carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment in Australia. The report ‘A Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage’ was led by Professor Chris Greig of the University of Qu..

Comprehensive support for carbon capture and storage in Australia
Comprehensive support for carbon capture and storage in Australia 15-Feb-2017

Government, industry and research organisations have collaborated on a landmark report to show the way forward for urgently required carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment in Australia. According to CO2CRC CEO, Tania Constable, the report, ‘A Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage’, is c..