Thursday, 16 April, 2009

Alstom supports Australian government initiative on Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute

16 April 2009

Alstom, a global leader in the development of CO2 capture and storage technologies, is delighted to re-confirm its role as founding member of Australia’s Global Carbon Capture & Storage Institute, launched today.

The Institute is an initiative of the Australian government and the Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, and is currently headed by Alstom’s Director of Technology and External Affairs Nick Otter as interim CEO.

The Institute aims to seek ways of working in a cooperative fashion to help reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Its key focus is on the commercialization and financing of carbon capture technologies.

Joan Macnaughton CB, Senior Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies Alstom Power Systems, said: “As a global leader in the world of power generation technologies, Alstom’s commitment to providing a total range of solutions to meet the climate change challenge is a long standing one. Our development of a range of CCS technologies continues across the R&D, pilot and demonstration phases throughout the world, working closely with our partners toward full scale commercialization.”

“Strong leadership in the areas of regulation and commercial support are essential to ensure continued focus and timely commercialization of these technologies,” she added. “We congratulate the Australian government for their leadership role in this field and we look forward to working closely with the Global Carbon Capture and Storage institute.”

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