Institute updates

As the second in the Institute’s series of profiles from around the world, this month’s contribution is authored by Richard Fink, Public Communication and Outreach Theme Lead to the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, and focuses on the re-launched website and the vital role that public engagement plays in developing CCS.

Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D) is a longstanding collaborator of the Institute. In August, the Institute included additional reports from ANLEC R&D to its growing body of knowledge on different aspects of CCS, including:

The Institute’s CEO, Brad Page with school children from Forrest Primary School at the launch of CarbonKids in Canberra, Australia.

The Institute is holding its International Members’ Meeting in Calgary, Canada on 10-11 October. The agenda is designed to showcase the latest developments in the CCS arena, to add to attendees’ knowledge, to stimulate vigorous discussion, and to inform the Institute of key issues and priorities for its Members.

The Global CCS Institute has launched educational resources created by CSIRO to help teachers and school students learn about carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Launched during National Science Week, the resources will be delivered by CSIRO’s CarbonKids; a program used in over 230 schools providing education resources on climate change, sustainability and energy technology.

Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page welcomed the opportunity to raise the awareness of a technology that will play an important part in Australia’s future energy mix.