Sotacarbo and University of Melbourne sign climate change collaboration agreement 


The Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research at The University of Melbourne and the Italian research company, Sotacarbo, will work together to develop collaborative research projects to tackle global warming.

The Peter Cook Centre and Sotacarbo will focus on two areas critically important to develop, demonstrate and deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies: developing low cost and environmentally benign chemical engineering processes and systems to separate carbon dioxide from a range of industrial flue gases and designing and testing advanced tools to better predict and monitor the migration of CO2 in geological reservoirs.

An agreement was signed between Peter Cook and Sotacarbo at the International Sotacarbo Summer School on Low Carbon Technologies, held in Carbonia recently.

The Director for the Peter Cook Centre, Professor Ralf Haese, said it followed several months of discussion.

Professor Haese said the collaboration would help progress the Centre’s work in developing environmentally and socially acceptable cost-effective carbon capture and storage solutions.

“This collaboration is an outstanding opportunity to use complementary research facilities and exchange data to advance CCS research.”

Professor Alessandro Lanza, who represented Sotacarbo during the discussions, said both parties are aware of the significance of working together to tackle global warming by developing greenhouse gas mitigation technologies through international collaboration.

Professor Lanza said Sotacarbo, a public-owned limited company that specialises in carbon capture, utilisation and storage research, and the Peter Cook Research Centre, complimented each other.

“The Peter Cook Centre is a highly competent Research Centre on CCS and simply the best partner for Sotacarbo on this topic,” said Professor Alessandro Lanza of Sotacarbo.

“We met and discussed several times before reaching this agreement. It will serve both parties in a very effective way and we are very confident it will lead to a long-term partnership.”


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