The National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL) is a world-class carbon storage research facility focused on delivering research and development solutions to help enable commercial-scale storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) will lead valuable research to reduce carbon emissions with its new world-class CO2 research laboratory - formally launched on 6 November 2014- which is one of the many facilities in the NGL collaboration between CSIRO, UWA and Curtin University.
NGL was established to conduct and deploy critical research and development to enable commercial-scale carbon storage options. NGL complements and builds on the successes of the Western Australian Energy Research Alliance and is funded by the Australian Government through the Education Investment Fund.
As a national research and development initiative, NGL is focused on developing innovative solutions to minimise risk and uncertainty regarding long term geological storage of carbon dioxide. It will play a vital part in Australia achieving a carbon-reduced resources and energy economy.
NGL is also developing educational programs and training that will help build capacity to meet the future demands of Australia's carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry.