Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)


Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS or CCS) is one of the technologies that can help to reduce our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere.

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Technologies such as renewable energy, improved energy efficiency and fuel switching are aimed at preventing the creation of CO2 emissions. CCS complements these technologies by addressing emissions that currently cannot be avoided, such as CO2 emissions from industrial processes like steel or cement manufacturing. CCS also has the potential to directly remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it permanently deep underground.

Geoscience Australia has had an active role in CCS for some 20 years, primarily in the areas of geological storage, greenhouse gas monitoring and verification, provision of technical advice, and outreach and education. Much of our work is closely aligned with or funded through our parent department, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), and CO2CRC.

On this page, you can find out more about our current work on CCS-related projects, completed projects, our engagement in partnerships and collaborations, and further information - including our key publications and data releases.


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