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July 7, 2010

Australia and China Partner on CO2 Storage Project

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation (CUCBM) have joined forces to develop a demonstration project to store 2,000t of CO2 underground in the Shanxi Province, China. The proj

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Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation (CUCBM) have joined forces to develop a demonstration project to store 2,000t of CO2 underground in the Shanxi Province, China.

The project will advance enhanced coal bed methane (ECBM) recovery, which requires injection of CO2 into coal seams to displace methane and simultaneously reduce emissions from coal-fired power.

CSIRO Advanced Coal Technology research Director Dr John Carras said the ECBM project will trial new approaches to maximise CO2 injection and methane recovery.

“ECBM wells are typically drilled vertically to inject CO2 into coal seams but this demonstration project will drill horizontally, meaning the entry point of the well is more directly embedded in the coal seam, which we predict will increase the flow rate of CO2 for underground storage,” Carras said.

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