The Peter Cook Centre is the peak provider of research solutions in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at the University of Melbourne. With a strong team of experts and more than a decade of outstanding achievements in CCS research, the Peter Cook Centre is uniquely placed to deliver innovative research outcomes to the environmental challenge of climate change.
Working closely with Industry and Government and Research Partners including C02CRC Ltd, ANLEC R&D, the GCCSI, the Victorian Government and Federal Governments and our overseas partners, the Centre has access to leading edge CCS knowledge and research laboratories.
The Peter Cook Centre Mission
To develop environmentally and socially acceptable, and cost effective carbon capture use and geological storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.
The Peter Cook Centre Research
A key global environmental issue is the increase in greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide especially from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy, but also from many industrial processes is the most common greenhouse gas emitted by human activities. Emission reduction requires 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.
Our two major research programs, Carbon Capture and Carbon Storage are headed by leading researchers in the field- Professor Paul Webley and Professor Ralf Haese.
Carbon Capture Program
The Capture Program’s primary aim is to help reduce the cost and environmental impact of capture of carbon (CO2) from a range of sources including coal and gas fired power stations, from steel and cement production, as well as from natural gas processing.
Carbon Storage Program
The Carbon Storage Program within the Centre is focused on the study and assessment of potential for geological storage of CO2 through the provision of research, technical review and advice.
Learn more about the Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research on their website: http://petercook.unimelb.edu.au/
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- Professor Sandra Kentish
- Professor Stephan Matthäis
- Dr John Moreau
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