Research, development and demonstration are critical steps along the path towards industrial deployment of carbon capture and storage.
Carbon capture and storage is an integrated technology able to achieve significant CO2 emission reduction from stationary industrial sources and has been successfully applied for over 20 years. Ongoing research addresses a set of objectives including cost reduction and life cycle analysis of carbon capture processes from different sources, carbon utilization, improving the prediction of CO2 migration and storage in the reservoir and the development of subsurface monitoring technologies.
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.