The Australian CCS Research Conference 2017

The Australian Carbon Capture and Storage Conference 2017 delivered the most recent developments in CCS research to Australian and international researchers.

The Australian CCS Research Conference 2017 was a resounding success. The event brought together Australian researchers for the first time in three years to discuss the latest developments in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research. The conference was hosted by the Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research and the Global CCS Institute. Over 100 delegates gathered on 20 June 2017 in the award-winning Arts West building at The University of Melbourne.

Presentations by delegates from governments, industry and research organisations covered important areas such as capture technology development, reducing the risks of CO2 storage through improved monitoring and the reflection of CCS in the media in recent years. The conference was opened by Mrs. Samantha McCulloch, an energy analyst working at the International Energy Agency and lead author of the recent book ’20 Years of Carbon Capture and Storage – Accelerating Future Deployment’.

Over 60 oral and poster presentations were a tribute of the vibrant CCS R&D community in Australia. Presentations in plenary and parallel sessions included ‘blue-sky’, early conceptual research, experimental and modelling proof-of-concept studies, results from field demonstration experiments and updates on research progress at Australia’s CCS Flagship sites. Many delegates stayed and continued their discussions after the formal closure of the conference. The Australian CCS Research Conference 2017 will be organised and supported by the Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research and the Global CCS Institute again in the next two years.

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Ralf Haese

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