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April 5, 2023

CCUS Down Under

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Webinar Synopsis

CCUS is part of the solution for a net-zero Australia. It has the world’s largest CCS project in operation and 10 large scale projects in feasibility or planning stages around the country. Australia’s achievements in progressing CCUS technologies are highly regarded internationally. Operating since 2003, the CO2CRC is a world leader in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) research. It owns and operates the Otway International Test Centre in Nirranda South, South-West Victoria, Australia. Join CEO Matthias Raab and Professor Claus Otto in a panel discussion as they discuss the current CCUS conditions in Australia. This webinar will cover topics such as regulatory and policy, risk assessment, MMV planning, project learnings, injection impure CO2 streams and learning from field experimentations in CCUS Down Under.

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Presenter Bio

Dr. Matthias Raab is the CEO of CO2CRC, a world-leading research organisation globally recognised for innovative carbon capture, utilisation, and storage solutions. Dr. Raab is committed to Australia’s energy transition as a leader in the global scientific, engineering, energy, and resources sectors. Passionate about finding innovative solutions to energy, climate and resource challenges, Dr Raab’s 25+ year career has spanned academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors and involved collaborating with international leaders and experts in their fields.

Dr. Claus Otto is Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and a CCUS consultant in Perth Western Australia. He was the inaugural director till 2023, leading the Institute for Energy Transition at Curtin University. Before joining Curtin, Claus was the Technology Manager at Shell in the Netherlands and Australia for nine years, leading innovative upstream technology developments for its global operations, including CCUS projects. Claus worked for 15 years at CSIRO leading various research teams and programs on petroleum hydrogeology, water management and CCS. Claus has a MSc in Geology and a PhD in Hydrogeology from the University of Alberta. He is the board member of the SPE and chair of the SPE GAIA Sustainability sub-committee in Western Australia.