About us


To develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.


The development of scientific and engineering expertise and personnel in Australia to enable the deployment of advanced carbon capture and storage technologies, thereby contributing to the nation’s economic, environmental and social well-being.

Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research

The research we perform underpins the development of enhanced technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Australia. In collaboration with our partners in governments and industry we deliver research and development services and train the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The Centre is named after Professor Peter Cook, CBE, FTSE, an internationally distinguished expert in carbon capture and storage research and a pioneer of CCS research and development in Australia. His profile and worldwide reputation for excellence in the field of geological storage makes him a fitting choice as patron for the Centre.

The Centre builds on more than 15 years of CCS research and has many established partnerships in Australia and overseas. The Centre Advisory Board consists of subject matter experts, reviews the work program and provides advice on future directions. The Centre is funded through membership fees, research project funding and an in-kind contribution by The University of Melbourne, for example in form of PhD scholarships.