Geological disposal of CO2

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology aimed at reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by capturing CO2 from its source, transporting it to a storage site and storing it there securely and permanently.

UNSW has been involved in researching the economics of CCS since the year 2000 and its CCS economics group is a leader in this field. It has established excellent research capabilities in the economics of comparing capture technologies, power system operation with CCS, comparing CCS costs with other abatement technologies, optimising CO2 transport options, predicting CO2 injection requirements, enhancing methane recovery with CCS injection and assessing CO2 storage capacity.