Deep Dive on Carbon Capture and Storage
A series of upcoming online community information sessions will provide more information about Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the opportunities on offer through the Gippsland-based CarbonNet project.
A series of upcoming online community information sessions, to be held over May and June, will provide more information about Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the opportunities on offer through the Gippsland-based CarbonNet project.
Countries around the world are investing in CCS as part of their commitments to decarbonisation and emissions reduction.
Gippsland is uniquely placed to be at the forefront of the development of CCS in Australia with the Latrobe Valley’s industrial processing plants and engineering skillsets situated close to a world class carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site.
CarbonNet’s first storage site, Pelican, is located over 1.5 kilometres under Bass Strait off the Gippsland coast and can store over five million tonnes of CO2 annually for 25 years.
CCS is critically important in enabling the development of new industries and job opportunities. The CarbonNet project will provide a CO2 transport and storage solution for the Japanese-led Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain Project in the Latrobe Valley should it be commercialised.
The five information sessions will be streamed live with topics covering:
- What is CCS? - A conversation with Chris Consoli from the Global CCS Institute
- About CarbonNet - An overview of the project’s history and completed investigations.
- Why Gippsland? - The region’s geology and location means CO2 storage is safe and viable.
- CCS & Hydrogen - Talk with Patrick Hartley, leader of CSIRO's Hydrogen Industry Mission.
- Next steps for CarbonNet – Hear what’s planned for 2021 and beyond.
This year is an important one for CarbonNet with the project commencing an Environmental Effects Statement process, identifying a preferred pipeline route, the engineering design process and legislative approvals.
To help ensure the sessions provide all attendees with relevant information and answers, attendees can submit questions upon registration. Questions will also be accepted online via a chat function during the event and answered if time permits.
Learn more about the upcoming sessions and register your attendance.
Quotes attributable to Earth Resources Executive Director Policy & Programs Jane Burton:
“Interest in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is growing at a rapid rate, these online information sessions are a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the technology.”
“The CarbonNet project is entering a really important and exciting phase, we’re keen to provide an update to the community about this work.”
“CarbonNet represents a fantastic opportunity for the development of new industries in Gippsland, including commercial hydrogen production.”
Contact: Mark Farrugia
Phone: (03) 8392 6913