CSIRO sees hope for carbon capture technology
The CSIRO is set to release its latest findings to the government on carbon dioxide capture technology this week following a four year $21 million research program aimed at reducingemissions from Australian coal-fired power stations.
The report will confirm that post-combustion carbon dioxide capture (PCC) technology operates effectively under Australian conditions and is now technically available to the industry as the first stage in the carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) chain, the research body advised. Whilecontinues to rely heavily on its low cost and easy to mine coal reserves, technology can be introduced to the sector to at least reduce its substantial contribution to carbon emissions, CSIRO said. Coal provides some 80 per cent of Australia’s electricity, some 17 per cent of export income and approximately 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, according to CSIRO.
- Assessing atmospheric emissions from amine-based CO2 post-combustion capture processes and their impacts on the environment
- Convective mixing in geological storage of CO2
- CSIRO proving up CO2 capture technology in Australia
- Development of an aqueous ammonia-based post-combustion capture technology for Australian conditions
- Basin Resource Management for Carbon Storage: An Australian Perspective