By Staff Writer
The Queensland Government’s ZeroGen carbon capture and storage project has received international recognition at a meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) in London.
The CSLF representing 22 countries has officially added ZeroGen to its portfolio of carbon capture and storage (CCS) research projects.
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Stephen Robertson said ZeroGen is the only Australian project to be included in the new list of CSS leaders.
“The Bligh Government is creating a clean energy future for Queensland and this recognition demonstrates we are delivering on this goal,” Mr Robertson said.
“On current timelines, ZeroGen is expected to be one of the first commercial-scale demonstrations of CCS with IGCC in the world.”
Mr Robertson said Queensland’s CCS technology is critical for reducing global carbon emissions.
“ZeroGen is completing pre-feasibility studies and is at the forefront of CCS technology development because of the funding and resources from the Bligh Government and the coal industry,” he said.
“ZeroGen will continue to represent a key opportunity for international collaboration and investment in a leading demonstration of low emission coal technology.
“Queensland is committed to the development of this project and is actively seeking other potential funding participants to ensure the project becomes operational.”
The Bligh Government has nominated the project for financial support from the Australian Government’s CCS Flagship Program.
Mr Robertson also announced last week that Australia’s newest solar power farm has been officially opened.
“The Windorah Solar Farm is the first of its kind in Queensland, it is generating power that would otherwise have come from a diesel-powered generator,” he said.
“The project is a trial of Australian-developed technology and the Windorah site is the first time it has been integrated with a diesel power station in this way.”
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