Funds to help store carbon undergroundPosted: September 27, 2012
The Australian Government has awarded almost $50 million to build a research facility that will help make cuts to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL), being built in Perth, will provide critical research to advance technologies to store CO2 emissions securely and safely underground.
The geological storage of CO2 is a key technology that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere by injecting the gases into deep underground rock formations.
We recently blogged about the Otway Project, which has shown that depleted gas fields can be used to store significant amounts of our CO2 emissions.
The NGL will play a crucial role in achieving a low-emission economy for Australia and reducing its carbon footprint.