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Pioneer in Storage Research Named as Inaugural Winner of the John Tyndall Award
Pioneer in Storage Research Named as Inaugural Winner of the John Tyndall Award 08-Nov-2017

Curtin University researcher, Associate Professor Roman Pevzner has won the CO2CRC 2017 John Tyndall Award for Excellence in CCS Research. Professor Pevzner, science leader of the Otway Stage 2C project, received the award for pushing the boundaries of CO2 monitoring, by detecting less than 5,000..

Open day at Otway Research Facility
Open day at Otway Research Facility 11-Sep-2017

Saturday 18 November 2017 from 10.30am – 3pm At its Otway National Research Facility CO2CRC is working to build a low emissions future for Australia and the world through carbon capture and storage (CCS). Come and find out why CCS is vital for reliable and affordable electricity for Australian..

CO2CRC helps bring AFL legend to Nirranda
CO2CRC helps bring AFL legend to Nirranda 07-Sep-2017

As part of its commitment to the communities of Nirranda and Nirranda South, CO2CRC joined with Origin Energy in June to bring Former AFL footballer Wayne Schwass to share his challenges with depression. Schwass, who was recruited from South Warrnambool, battled the illness during his 15-year, 2..

CO2CRC receives funding for NSW capture research
CO2CRC receives funding for NSW capture research 25-Aug-2017

CO2CRC has won a competitive $1.2m grant from the NSW government’s Coal Innovation Fund. The money will be used to develop cost effective carbon capture technology at the Vales Point power station in NSW. “The funding will enable us to work with the University of Melbourne to combine the adva..

Corangamite councillors visit Otway Research Facility
Corangamite councillors visit Otway Research Facility 17-Aug-2017

On 15 August 2017 councillors from Corangamite Shire Council visited CO2CRC's Otway Research Facility. Mayor Jo Beard and councillors Lesley Brown and Bev McArthur were shown around the facility by CO2CRC's Community Liaison Officer, Shelly Murrell. The councillors were able to view first-h..

Wayne Schwass, former AFL footballer, to share depression battle at Nirranda
Wayne Schwass, former AFL footballer, to share depression battle at Nirranda 20-Jun-2017

AFL great Wayne Schwass will visit Nirranda in south-west Victoria on Thursday 22 June to speak about his mental health challenges. Schwass, who was recruited from South Warrnambool, battled depression during his 15-year, 282-game league career with North Melbourne and Sydney. Sc..

Finkel Review enables carbon capture and storage
Finkel Review enables carbon capture and storage 13-Jun-2017

Australia’s leader in carbon capture and storage research, CO2CRC, applauds the Finkel Review as a pragmatic approach to energy security and emissions reduction, that sees an expanded role for carbon capture and storage. “The report goes a long way to level the playing field for all low emiss..

CO2CRC feature in energy special on ABC’s Q&A
CO2CRC feature in energy special on ABC’s Q&A 13-Jun-2017

CO2CRC staff attended the ABC's Q&A program on Monday 12 June 2017.  Dr Max Watson, Robert Hilkes, Fiona Koelmeyer and Justine Loe had front row seats at the program's special on Australia's energy future. CO2CRC posed two questions to the panel. Max asked "The International Energy A..

Commonwealth legislation to support financing of CCS
Commonwealth legislation to support financing of CCS 30-May-2017

CO2CRC welcomes today’s announcement by the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy, that carbon capture and storage (CCS) will now be eligible for funding by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). Until now the CEFC Act considered carbon capture and sto..