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MP and mayor visit Otway
MP and mayor visit Otway 06-Jan-2020

In December 2019 it was a pleasure to host two important members of the local community - Bev McArthur MP, member for western Victoria and Daniel Meade, Moyne Shire Mayor - on separate visits to our Otway National Research Facility.  Bev and Daniel were interested to learn about how CCS works..

A round of applause for our award winners
A round of applause for our award winners 19-Dec-2019

Congratulations to all the winners announced at the CO2CRC CCUS Symposium Awards Dinner, held recently at RACV Resort, Torquay. Dr Charles Jenkins (CSIRO): John Tyndall Award for Excellence in CCS Research This award is for Charles’ outstanding contribution as Science Lead of the Otway Stage..

Key piece of equipment arrives in project to deliver clean hydrogen to Japan
Key piece of equipment arrives in project to deliver clean hydrogen to Japan 13-Dec-2019

CO2CRC has delivered the first major component of a hydrogen refining plant to AGL’s Loy Yang facility in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley this week. The pilot plant, which employs a 2-step process to clean-up, purify and separate the synthetic gas (syngas) from the coal gasifier will produce a pure..

Otway facility attracts international visitors
Otway facility attracts international visitors 12-Dec-2019

On Thursday 21 November 36 people took the opportunity to take a tour of our Otway National Research Facility following the CCUS Symposium.  The visitors came from around the globe including the USA, Japan, Germany, UK and Timor Leste. The geophysicists in the group were interested to hear rep..

December 2019 CO2CRC Insights newsletter out now
December 2019 CO2CRC Insights newsletter out now 23-Jan-2020

Check out the December 2019 issue of CO2CRC Insights here. This month's newsletter covers: POLICY: Hydrogen Strategy lays out role for CCS CO2CRC commences HESC delivery CCUS Research Symposium held in Victoria DEVELOPMENT: CarbonNet drilling to commence  DEVELOPMENT: COAL21 throw..

Prof John Kaldi interviewed in PESA News
Prof John Kaldi interviewed in PESA News 11-Dec-2019

Prof John Kaldi, CO2CRC distinguished scientist, was interviewed by PESA News as part of their report on the Gorgon Project. Read the article by Dale Granger below. Gorgon CO2 injection system thrusts Australia to the forefront of CCS technology The start‐up of Gorgon’s carbon dioxide i..

CO2CRC welcomes ExxonMobil as its newest member
CO2CRC welcomes ExxonMobil as its newest member 02-Dec-2019

CO2CRC is pleased to welcome Esso Australia Pty Ltd as its newest member company.  Esso Australia is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd and ExxonMobil Corporation based in Houston. “ExxonMobil is an industry leader in developing and utilising technological solutions to reduce greenho..

Carbon capture and storage event unites researchers, industry leaders from around the globe
Carbon capture and storage event unites researchers, industry leaders from around the globe 22-Nov-2019

From 19-20 November 2019 CO2CRC brought together more than 130 delegates for a two-day symposium on the greenhouse gas mitigation technology, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Top national and international scientists and researchers along with industry leaders, professionals, technol..

Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits
Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits 21-Oct-2019

The following is an excerpt from an article by Murray Griffin printed in Footprint News on Friday 18 October 2019.  Enhanced oil recovery suited to earning carbon credits, says CO2CRC Injecting CO2 into oil fields to boost production is a legitimate form of sequestration and should be re..