CO2CRC participants

Current participants

CO2CRC collaborations

Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association Ltd (APPEA), the peak national body representing Australia's oil and gas exploration and production industry.

NewGenCoal, website from the Australian Coal Association that identifies the range of technological solutions to climate change as well as the projects being funded by the black coal industry through its COAL21 Fund.

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, strives as a key priority to encourage the sustainable growth of Australian industries by developing a national innovation system that drives knowledge creation, cutting edge science and research, international competitiveness and greater productivity.

The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, provides advice and policy support to the Australian Government regarding Australia's resources, energy and tourism sectors.

The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (Global CCS Institute), is aimed at accelerating the worldwide commercial deployment of at-scale CCS.

The Cooperative Research Centres Program, an Australian Government funded initiative, emphasises the importance of collaboration between business and researchers to maximise the benefits of research through an enhanced

The Department of Energy, a department of the United States Government, its overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States and to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission. 

Carbon dioxide capture and geological storage

CanmetENERGY, Canada's knowledge centre for scientific expertise on clean energy technologies.

Carbon Capture and Storage Association, London based, represents the interests of its members in the business of capture and geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Carbon Capture Project, an international effort funded by eight of the world’s leading energy companies, seeks to develop new technologies to reduce the cost of capturing carbon dioxide from combustion and to store it geologically.

Carbon Sequestration FAQ Information Portal, frequently asked questions and answers intended by the United States National Energy Technology Laboratory to provide useful information and dispel misconceptions.

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), a voluntary climate initiative of developed and developing nations that account for about 75 per cent of all man-made carbon dioxide emissions.

Capture technologies for both pre-combustion and post-combustion capture are being trialled by CO2CRC through collaborative arrangements., the Canadian Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Network was created under the direction of the Council of Energy Ministers (CEM) in September 2008. It is a federal/provincial/territorial government-based network whereby government officials work collaboratively to address key CCS issues of common interest across Canada.

CCS Technologies at MIT,conducts research into technologies to capture, utilise, and store carbon dioxide from large stationary sources.

Coal-Seq Consortium, advancing the science of carbon dioxide sequestration in unmineable coal-seams.

CO2CRC Otway Project, the first geosequestration project in Australia.

CS Energy Callide Oxyfuel Project, involving retrofitting oxyfiring technologies to a 30-megawatt unit at the existing Callide A power station at Biloela in central Queensland, Australia.

Frio Brine Pilot experimental site in the South Liberty oilfield near Houston, Texas, United States, has experienced two injections of carbon dioxide, one in late 2004 when researchers injected 1,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide into a brine formation about 1.6 kilometres below the surface; and another in late 2006 when about 700 tonnes was injected.
2006 injection
2004 injection

FutureGen, based in the United States of America, is a public-private partnership to build a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled, near-zero-emissions power plant, integrating coal gasification, electricity generation, emissions control, carbon dioxide capture and geological storage, and hydrogen production technologies.

Gorgon natural gas, the world’s largest carbon dioxide capture and storage project from natural gas, is being developed in Western Australia. Chevron is working with joint venture partners Shell and Exxon Mobil on the geosequestration project as part of their development of the Gorgon natural gas reserves off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

Hydrogen Energy, a company jointly owned by BP and Rio Tinto, was established to develop decarbonised energy projects around the world, initially focusing on hydrogen-fuelled power generation, using fossil fuels and carbon dioxide capture and geological storage to produce new large-scale supplies of clean electricity.

International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG), outlines the research program of the agency.

In Salah project, in the central Saharan region of Algeria takes natural gas containing up to 10 per cent carbon dioxide from four production wells, strips the carbon dioxide from the natural gas, and re-injects the carbon dioxide into a sandstone reservoir at a depth of 1.8 kilometres.

International Energy Agency, database of carbon dioxide geological sequestration research, development and demonstration projects.

Latrobe Valley Research Hub, Australia’s and possibly the world’s first research hub to fast-track the maturity of technologies that capture greenhouse emissions from brown-coal power stations.
Participants include: CO2CRC | Loy Yang Power | International Power | CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship | CSIRO Energy Technology

Monash Energy brown-coal-to-liquids, proposed project in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, Australia, includes capture and geological storage of carbon dioxide. Monash is examining the proposal in conjunction with technical advisers from Anglo American and Shell.

Significant projects, recognised by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum.

Sleipner project, operated by Statoil in the North Sea off the coast of Norway, is the first commercial-scale project dedicated to the geological storage of carbon dioxide in a saline formation.

United States Department of Energy, database of Fossil Energy R&D Projects.

United States Department of Energy (geological sequestration), outlines the carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration research and development programs and initiatives.

Weyburn project in Canada, involves enhanced oil recovery with carbon dioxide injection and storage, being undertaken by Encana.

World Coal Institute, outlines current carbon capture and storage technologies and projects.

ZeroGen in Queensland, Australia, proposes to be the first in the world to combine both coal-based gasification and carbon dioxide capture and storage in deep saline aquifers at a commercial scale.

International agencies

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, assesses scientific evidence of climate change globally.

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, international treaty.

Climate change science, research and monitoring

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee.

CO2NET Carbon Dioxide Knowledge Sharing Network, lectures on CCS aimed at science engineering MSc students.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, monitoring of carbon cycle dynamics, developing tools, exploring impacts on ecosystems.

Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Division.

Carbon Dioxide Analysis Information Center, United States Department of Energy data and analysis centre.

Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO), associated with the University of Oslo.

Consortium for Agricultural Soils Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases, comprises nine US universities and a national laboratory.

CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, focus on Australia’s forest-based industries.

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, focus on weather, climate and atmospheric pollution.

Global Carbon Project, partnership aiming to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle.

Global Commons Institute, concerned with protection of the global commons.

IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - assesses scientific evidence of climate change globally.

National Carbon Accounting System (Australian Department of Climate Change), tracks emissions and removal of greenhouse gases from Australian land-based systems.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, international and independent research institute.

The European Tropical Forest Research Network, a forum for communication on (sub-)tropical forest research.

The Met Office, provides United Kingdom climate change information.

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, National United Kingdom centre for trans-disciplinary research.

UK Climate Impacts Program, provides climate-change scenarios and co-ordinates research.

US Global Change Research Program, supports research on changes in the environment and their implications.

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, explores and develops strategies to promote sustainability.

Climate change data

Carbon Dioxide Analysis Information Center, United States Department of Energy data and analysis centre.

Climate Impacts LINK Project (UK), provides scenarios for impacts assessment.

Current Greenhouse Gas Concentrations (Carbon Dioxide Analysis Information Center), updated regularly.

Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, World Meteorological Organization bulletin on the state of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in 2005.

Inventory of Australian Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Australian Department of Climate Change) annual inventory reports on Australian emissions.

Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions (US Environmental Protection Agency), annual inventory reports on US emissions.

National Climatic Data Center (US Department of Commerce), largest active archive of weather data.

News sources

Australian Climate Forum, provides regular updates of climate-change news and offers a free emailed newsletter, eCarbon News.

BBC Climate ChangeBBC site on climate change.

Carbon Capture Journal, news of carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration.

Carbon Positive, Agro-forestry and bio-energy business that carries climate-change news on its web site.

Carbon Sequestration Newsletter, free newsletter from the United States National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Climate Action Network Europe, works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable energy and environment policy in Europe.

Climate Ark - Climate Change Portal, links to variety of climate-change news sources.

Climate Change at Flinders University, aimed particularly at researchers, provides information on media coverage, journals, links to useful sources.

eCarbon News, free monthly digest of greenhouse and climate changes issues around the world, from Australian Climate Forum.

EcoEquity, research and advocacy organisation dedicated to the promotion of a just and adequate solution to the climate crisis.

Edie Climate Change and Energy news, climate change and energy.

CO2 Futures, Free emailed newsletter on carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration provided by CO2CRC.

Germanwatch, climate protection and adaptation to climate change.

Greenhouse Gas Online, greenhouse gas news and scientific publications.

Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary, electronic information service.

Tiempo Climate Newswatch News feed, weekly magazine.

UNFCCC newsroom, current announcements and news from the UNFCCC.

Bellona, carbon capture and storage information from a non-profit environmental organisation.

Carbon Capture and Storage Association, weekly newsletter. UK, Europe and world CCS news.



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