The Peter Cook Centre 2018 Annual Report is now available.
Thomas Moore presents Immobilised Solvent Systems for Carbon Capture.
Dr. Colin Scholes from the Peter Cook Centre comments on BHP’s investment in a company developing and deploying direct air capture technology: “It would be awesome if direct air capture together with underground storage can lead to clear reductions in CO2 levels in the atmosphere”, but he also wonders about the cost of this technology.
Dr Tristan Lambert presents Dynamic Modelling of Whole Chain Carbon Capture and Storage: An update on the dynamic CCS modelling platform.
The Peter Cook Centre Seminar on CCSU and Energy Research Status & International Collaboration presented by Prof. Che-Wun Hong & Prof. Wei-Chung Wang, National Tsing Hua University, and Prof. Kevin Chia-Wen Wu, National Taiwan University.
The cost of capturing CO2 drops by 67% for the next carbon capture plant according to a recent study by the International CCS Knowledge Centre. “We always expected some cost savings for the next generation capture plant, but saving two-thirds of the cost certainly exceeded our expectations,” says Mr. Mike Monea, President and CEO of the Knowledge Centre and inaugural Distinguished Guest Lecturer of the Peter Cook Centre.
"Breaking the ‘Black Box’: Using 3D X-ray Imaging to Understand and Optimize Multiphase Fluid Transport in Porous Materials" by speaker Dr Anna Herring, ARC DECRA Fellow from Research School of Physics, The Australian National University.
GHGT-14: What a success!The GHGT-14 conference stimulated enthusiasm for CCS and exceeded our expectations. It was a memorable week with over 1000 national and international delegates from industry, governments and academia, plenary and technical presentations, an exhibition floor and plenty of networking events. The Peter Cook Centre is proud of its contribution to this conference and we thank the organisers and delegates for making this an important and enjoyable event.Take a look at our pictures!
The Peter Cook Centre welcomes Dr. Mai Bui, a Research Associate at Imperial College of London, UK, who is currently visiting the Peter Cook Centre for two months.
"Effect of plant scale on flexible operation of CO2 capture processes" by speaker Dr Mai Bui, a Senior Research Associate from Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London.
"Investigating the Impact of Caprock Morphology on CO2 PlumeMigration and Trapping Mechanisms Using the MRST-CO2lab andECLIPSE-blackoil codes" by speaker Mr. Masoud Ahmadinia, PhD student from Coventry University, UK
The Trilemma Scale creates a single metric that enables systematic, transparent and quantitative comparison of the contribution of each power generation technology to the ‘Energy Trilemma’. The lower the score, the more effective the technology is in addressing the combination of cost, reliability and emissions reduction. The findings highlight a mismatch between Trilemma Scores and current policies.
The Peter Cook Centre welcomes you at the world’s largest CCS conference in Melbourne from 22 – 25 October! Meet us at our exhibition booth, talk to our researchers and learn about our recent research outcomes.
On Wednesday 28 September CO2CRC and the University of Melbourne officially opened new carbon capture and storage laboratories at the University of Melbourne.
The very first Australian CCS Research Conference was a resounding success. The event brought together leading Australian and international researchers after a long hiatus to discuss the latest developments in CCS research.
Congratulations to PhD Student Guoping Hu, who was awarded Earth Sciences Victorian Young Scientist of the Year for his research in “Novel promoters for carbon dioxide absorption in potassium carbonate solutions.
This year’s competition was one of the toughest our judges have had to assess in recent memory, with eight outstanding early-career scientists presenting their work with consistent excellence.
Backed by state funding alongside leading oil and gas firms, Norway is leading the world in carbon capture R&D at its Technology Centre Mongstad
This year’s forum will highlight key CCS developments in the Asia Pacific region and the vital role of this technology in achieving international climate change targets.
Our week of energy tipping points continues with news from the International Energy Agency that a surge of investment in wind and solar generation through 2015 has created a world with more installed renewable energy generation than coal-fuelled power.