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Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal.
It involves the capture, transportation and long term storage of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in deep geological formations underground.
CCS is one of the options which the Australian Government is actively pursuing and funding at a national and international level.
It has particular relevance to Western Australia's petroleum industry, because it will allow the development of oil and gas fields previously considered non-commercial due to their high amount of naturally occurring carbon dioxide.
It will also be important for further development of the State's coal industry and related projects involving coal gasification.
Western Australia is developing legislation to enable CCS in its jurisdiction. The Commonwealth is also developing legislation to enable CCS activity.
Carbon capture involves capturing carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere, compressing it, and transporting it to a suitable location for storage.
CCS demonstration projects underway, planned or proposed in Western Australia.
The State Government is committed to creating a well informed public understanding of CCS.
Find out more information on CCS
DMP is responsible for the legislation and regulations for the management of CCS in WA.
Leading CCS programs and organisations.
The areas of study that can help secure a career in CCS.