Energy > Emission control

Carbon capture milestone for CSIRO in China

01 August, 2008

Just weeks out from the Olympics, the CSIRO and its Chinese partners have launched a post-combustion capture (PCC) pilot plant in Beijing that strips carbon dioxide from power station flue gases in an effort to stem climate change.


National recognition for geosequestration project

26 May, 2008

The CO2CRC Otway Project has received national recognition from the Cooperative Research Centres Association for its innovation in science and research.The project demonstrates geosequestration, which includes the safe compression, transport and storage of carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas, in the deep subsurface.


Australia in position to help reduce global GHG emission

22 May, 2008

Australia must work with rapidly developing nations, such as China, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to Victoria University’s Professor Peter Sheehan.


Vehicle exhaust emissions to be put to the test

13 May, 2008

Testing will begin tomorrow to ensure all vehicles entering New Zealand meet new exhaust emissions standards, according to Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard. The Land Transport Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule requires all imported new and used vehicles comply with minimum emissions standards.


iSeries gas analyser

23 April, 2008

Thermo Scientific's line of iSeries analysers is claimed to have the least requirement for maintenance of any analyser on the market.


Calls for a national task force on carbon capture and storage

17 April, 2008

In what is being touted as an historical alliance, the heads of the Australian Coal Association (ACA), Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), The Climate Institute (CI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have called on the federal government to establish a national carbon capture and storage taskforce to combat climate change.


Conference tracks pollution across Australia

14 April, 2008

The National Pollutant Inventory contains 10 years of data on the emission of pollutants from industrial and non-industrial sources across Australia.


Pneumatic focusing gas chromatography

25 February, 2008

VOC Technologies has introduced the technique of pneumatic focusing gas chromatography (PFGC). It is a continuous speciated monitor for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).


Action towards a carbon neutral capital

06 February, 2008

Making Canberra a carbon neutral capital is a key focus for the Switch to Green expo and conference to be held at the National Convention Centre on 4–5 April 2008.


Airport company achieves carbon neutral certification

04 February, 2008

Rene Bakx, chief executive of Christchurch International Airport Ltd, has announced that the airport company has received carboNZeroCert certification from Landcare Research.


Forest and wood industries take to the air

01 February, 2008

The forest and wood processing industries are taking their environmental message to the public next week in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign.


Sustainability experts support light rail plan

18 January, 2008

Curtin University of Technology sustainability expert, Prof Peter Newman has welcomed the announcement by the state government that it will be considering a light rail system.


Industry guide to help curb carbon emissions

09 January, 2008

RMIT University’s Global Sustainability Institute and EPA Victoria have found the number of carbon offset providers in Australia has doubled over the past six months.


Diesel exhaust kills throat cells

18 September, 2007

Researchers at Deakin University have found that diesel exhaust is far more damaging to our health than exhaust from biodiesel, the plant-based fuel.


Dangerous gas detector boosts brownfield building

17 September, 2007

One of the main problems in developing disused brownfield sites is the risk from the underground accumulation of dangerous gases. Now an invention from a university company that monitors the deadly gas methane lingering in earth pockets could lead to much more building on old factory or industrial sites.


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