Australia virtual fact-finding visit 2020

In late 2020, senior scientists from SECURe held a series of virtual in-depth meetings with leading Australian CCS/geoenergy organisations in the public and private sectors to gather examples of good practice in CO2 storage and unconventional hydrocarbons projects. While we were disappointed not to visit in person (due to the Covid-19 pandemic), the briefings were highly informative – Australia’s significant resources sector has given it the economic and scientific impetus to create leading CCS/geoenergy projects and research. Please click on the links below to read more about our findings and to hear our researchers share their highlights.


Fact-finding trip to Australia: Reactions and Reflections from the SECURe partners (Video)

In this video we present reactions and reflections from the trip, as well as key findings from the SECURe scientists that were involved in the 'virtual visit'. Our thanks to our hosts!

Fact-finding trip to Australia: CSIRO provides multi-level geoenergy support

In the second of two articles on our 'virtual visit' to Australia, we look at how CSIRO, the national science agency, works with other government bodies and with industry to provide multi-level support for CCS and other subsurface geology projects. We also present short profiles of the projects we visited.

Fact-finding trip to Australia: Valuable learnings from a global leader

In the first of two articles on our 'virtual visit', we explore our key findings from Australia's considerable experience in CCS. Its significant resources sector has created an economic impetus for deployment of CCS, with projects that are several years ahead of Europe in many respects. 

North America fact-finding visit – Australia virtual tour next

In September 2019, a group of senior scientists from the SECURe project took to the road in the US and Canada to visit examples of good practice in CO2 storage and unconventional hydrocarbons projects. The team met operators, regulators and fellow researchers. The trip exceeded expectations: the opportunity to visit industrial-scale operations, which do not yet exist in Europe, was an important learning experience for the team and the hosts’ openness and willingness to share information was much appreciated.