New Australian labs for CCS research

2014-09-01 11:31 by Kristin Hamann

The new facilities, including laboratories for CCS geochemistry and carbon capture chemical engineering, basin attribute modelling, 3D visualisation, seismic networks and dynamic simulation, will be built, maintained and operated by The University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor James McCluskey, said the new laboratories would support national and international work to enhance CCS as a technology for tackling climate change. “With support from the CCSNET project, the University of Melbourne is able to make a significant contribution to advancing CCS technology,” Professor McCluskey said.

The infrastructure contract is part of the $86 million CCSNET project established between the Cooperative Research Centre on Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and the Commonwealth Department of Education in August 2013 under the Education Investment Fund (EIF) for large-scale CCS Flagship projects. The EIF is providing $51.6 million.


Source: Carbon Capture Journal

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