This state of the art $10 million CO2 Geosequestration Research Laboratory at UWA was completed in July 2014.
The world-class facility features the latest geophysical surveying and data analysis equipment and supports scientists undertaking research into new techniques to capture and store carbon emissions.
The UWA CO2 Geosequestration Research Laboratory forms part of the National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL).
NGL is a national, multi-site facility (supported by $48.4 million in funding from the Australian Government.) focused on delivering research and development solutions to help enable commercial-scale storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The CO2 Geosequestration Research Laboratory features the latest geophysical surveying and data analysis equipment. It was formally opened on 7 November 2014, as part of the UWA Research Week program.
“These facilities will bring together world-class expertise in geophysics and gas process engineering,”
said Winthrop Professor Eric May, who will work closely with Winthrop Professor David Lumley.
“We will conduct cutting-edge research in carbon dioxide capture and storage, and train the next generation of engineers and scientists in this increasingly important industry."
“We will also put our research into practice at the South West Hub CO2 Geosequestration Project, a field research facility in which UWA is a key partner.”