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22 June 2016

The Government is co-investing with industry to explore ways to de-risk carbon storage

The Government is co-investing with industry to explore ways to de-risk carbon storage

The Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, made two announcements in recent weeks regarding awards from the Carbon Capture and Storage Research, Development and Demonstration (CCS RDD) fund.

At APPEA he announced funding for Shell and its JV partners to establish the Northern Australia CO2 store project to advance research begun by Geoscience Australia in the Petrel sub-basin.

‘The project will utilise the expertise of Shell, a world leader in industrial scale carbon capture and storage, in partnership with the CSIRO and the National Geosequestration Laboratory’, said Minister Frydenberg.

Later that week the Minister also announced a grant to be made to CSIRO and the National Geosequestration Laboratory to conduct a range of field scale research experiments in Western Australia to de-risk commercial deployment of carbon storage.

For further information contact Dr Linda Stalker, the NGL Science Director.

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