What is the Surat Basin CCS Project?

The Integrated Surat Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project aims to assess and, if possible, demonstrate the safety and suitability of CCS in the region....

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What is CCS?

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) involves a group of technologies that can capture up to 95% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, minimising the amount of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere. 


Reduce Greenhouse Gas

The International Energy Agency identifies CCS as one of the key emission reduction technologies required to help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.


Proven Technology

CCS uses safe and proven technologies developed for the resources industries including electricity production, steel, cement and chemicals which utilise fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas).

CCS Is Being Adopted Globally

CCS is not new. A number of CCS projects have been successfully deployed around the world including in Canada, USA, Norway and elsewhere since 1996.


CCS in the Surat

This study will provide information about how CCS can be developed in a scalable, safe and effective manner in the Surat Basin of Queensland and elsewhere in Australia. The study must go through a number of different decision points to achieve its permits and approvals before it can move into operation. CCS is different to the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Projects and Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) activity in the region. CCS operations occur at a much greater depth in different rock formations and no hydraulic fraccing is required.

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To learn more about the concept of CCS – what it is, the processes involved and how it fits into cleaner energy solutions for the fossil fuel industry including coal-fired power stations – access our external links and resources section.