International collaboration on geological storage of carbon dioxide

8 February 2010

Australia's researchers in carbon dioxide capture and geological storage (CCS) technology are making a big impact on the world stage. Geoscience Australia, in conjunction with Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, has developed a collaborative capacity building project between China and Australia on the geological storage of greenhouse gases.

The China Australia Geological Storage of CO2 (CAGS) Project is a bilateral project which aims to help accelerate the development and deployment of CCS technology in China and Australia by increasing China and Australia's technical skills in the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The project began in 2009 and is expected to be completed by mid to late 2011. It is endorsed by the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) through the Cleaner Fossil Energy Task Force.

CAGS workshop delegates. © Geoscience Australia

CAGS workshop delegates
© Geoscience Australia

Over 60 delegates from China, Australia, the UK and USA recently came together at Geoscience Australia's headquarters in Canberra for the first technical workshop in a series of planned capacity building events under the CAGS program.

"This is an important project which aims to strengthen the ties between Australian and Chinese researchers for future collaboration in the area of geological storage of CO2," said Dr Clinton Foster, Chief of Geoscience Australia's Petroleum and Marine Division.

"The workshop enabled researchers to share their knowledge and experience, and to build valuable networks with representatives across government, academia and industry from both China and Australia," Dr Foster said.

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