CCS investment by the black coal industry
The Australian black coal industry is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines and coal use. More than A$300 million has been committed under the COAL21 Fund to a range of projects in Queensland, New South Wales and nationally. The coal industry is actively engaged on the projects listed in the table below.
Further information is provided in the COAL21 section of this website.
|PROJECT NAME||PROJECT SUMMARY||PROJECT STATUS||GOVERNMENT/ INDUSTRY CO-FUNDING COMMITMENT||COAL21 PROJECT FUNDING COMMITMENTS|
|Callide Oxyfuel Project||Largest demonstration of oxy-fuel technology in the world||Completed||$63m Federal
|QLD Storage Assessment (CGI)||Collect geological data in known Qld basins to identify most prospective areas to search for commercial scale geological storage||Ongoing||$20m Federal
|Carbon Transport and Storage Corporation (CTSCo) Pty Ltd||Pre-Feasibility to examine potential for commercial scale geological storage in Qld||Completed||$7.59m Federal||$8.91m|
|Wandoan - Stanwell||Pre-Feasibility studies for CO2 capture options in Qld, in conjunction with the CTSCo project above||Completed||$8m Federal
|CTSCo Surat Basin Integrated CCS project - Feasibility Study||Demonstration to safely and securely sequester CO2 into the precipice sandstone of the Surat Basin, Queensland||Ongoing||Nil||$15m|
|ZeroGen IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) with CCS||Feasibility study for a large scale power station using IGCC technology, which has longer term potential for capturing CO2, and associated geological storage in Qld||Completed||$38.5m Federal
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Delta PCC Project at Vales Point Power Station||Preliminary design of a 100,000tpa PCC plant for Vales Point power station in NSW and characterisation of a geological storage site.||Complete||$0.65m Federal
|NSW Storage Assessment||Collect basic geological data in known NSW basins to identify most prospective areas to search for commercial scale geological storage||Ongoing||$10m Federal
|ANLEC Research Ltd||Conduct R&D to support CCS demonstration projects and test concepts for longer term improvements, Victoria||Ongoing||$75m Federal||$75m|
|CO2CRC & Otway Project||Conduct geological storage research in a depleted gas field in the Otway region, Victoria||Ongoing||$25m Federal
|Ventilation Air Methane Abatement Project||Identify the safety risks associated with deploying commercial technology for the abatement of methane in ventilation air from underground coal mines||Completed||Nil||$0.7m|
|Ventilation Air Methane Abatement – four projects||A series of projects that will:
|Micronised Refined Coal Direct Injected Carbon Engine||Initial R&D to gather the data required to develop an engine development program to enable running on Micronised Refined Coal (finely ground coal in a water slurry)||Ongoing||$7.11m||$1.89m|
|Total Project Funding Agreements||$301m|
Please note: The above commitments were as at 31 October 2015 and may change from time to time.