A world class collaborative research centre of The University of Melbourne.

The research we perform underpins the development of enhanced technologies for carbon capture and storage in Australia. Working closely with our partners the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Rio Tinto and the State Government of Victoria’s Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) the Centre’s outputs will deliver the next generation of skills and research and development services in CCS research.

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 is in a unique and advantageous position building on outstanding achievements and momentum from the projects that have been running through the CO2CRC over the past decade. A very strong team of CO2 capture experts are already assembled at the University of Melbourne and the establishment of the Centre will facilitate the development and expansion of CO2 storage research at the University as well as interdisciplinary studies relating to CCS.


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.