The West Australian – Plan to bury carbon waste in SW a step closer
The federal Government has short-listed the Collie South West Hub concept along with three others in the race to create the nation’s first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage projects. The proposal aims to store underground up to 3.3 million tonnes of CO2 from coal-fired power stations and heavy industry somwhere on the coastal plain between Bunbury and Mandurah.
The project involves the Department of Mines & Petroleum and Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers, Griffin Energy, Verve Energy, BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina and Wesfarmers Premier Coal.
Prime MInister Kevin Rudd has placed great store on developing CCS in Australian as part of the international effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions and has budgeted $2 billion to help develop the flagship projects as part of the goal of the G8 powers to have at least 20 big developments up and running around the world by 2020.