Increasing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere
is a key environmental issue facing Australia and the world.
Carbon dioxide, primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy, is the most common greenhouse gas emitted by human activities and is causing an adverse impact on climate. Emission reduction will require a full suite of responses: increased use of renewable energy, greater energy efficiency, fuel switching, increased capture and use and geological sequestration of carbon dioxide.
Research focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that will significantly reduce the costs of capturing CO2 while minimising the environmental footprint of energy production.
Research focused on developing a deeper understanding of the process of storing CO2 in subsurface structures, with the aim of reducing the storage risks, developing monitoring and control technologies.
Legal and Social Policy
The Centre has a strong association with many departments across the University which allows it to draw on expertise across a range of disciplines relevant to CCS science, policy and economics.