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2 September 2015

CCS Research and Development Funding Opportunities

NGL researchers should be aware of the following opportunities and liaise with Science Director Linda Stalker if interested in submitting to either fund so that a coordinated approach can be taken.

On 31 August the Government announced the launch of the Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund (the CCS RD&D Fund). Minister Macfarlane’s press release can be found here: http://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/macfarlane/media-releases/new-support-carbon-capture-and-storage-rd

The CCS RD&D Fund is a competitive grants programme that will provide up to $25 million in support for CCS research and development in Australia, with a particular focus on transport and storage. Applications close 16 October 2015. More information and a copy of the programme guidelines can be found at: http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/energy-fuels/CCSRDDF/Pages/default.aspx

On 25 August a new round of research funding through the Coal Innovation NSW Fund was announced, to encourage academics, researchers and industry to develop world leading projects that look to develop innovative methods for low emission coal technologies.

Program Administration Guidelines are available at: www.tenders.nsw.gov.au  Applications close 12 October 2015.

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