The CO2CRC Otway Project is Australia’s first demonstration of the deep geological storage or geosequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most common man-made greenhouse gas. Geological storage of CO2, as part of carbon capture and storage (CCS), has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial sources such as power stations by up to 90 per cent.
The Otway Project is an ongoing field laboratory for CO2 storage research. It provides technical information on geosequestration processes, technologies and monitoring and verification regimes and is informing public policy and industry decision-makers while also providing assurance to the community.
Stage 2 of the project is focussing on CO2 storage in saline formations – deep porous rocks containing formation water. Saline formations are very common worldwide and have the potential to store many years’ worth of CO2 emissions. Stage 2 is the focus of this video.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) is one of the world’s leading collaborative research organisations focused on CCS R&D.
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