Sustainability > Carbon management

CCS in agricultural soil is impractical, says experts

18 July, 2013 by Lauren Davis

Both the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative and the Opposition’s Direct Action Plan recommend offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by increasing carbon storage in agricultural soils. But experts from the University of Melbourne have claimed that this method is both technically and economically very limited.

Nanomaterial to separate and store CO2 emissions

16 July, 2013

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power stations. Their work has been described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Network of CCS research facilities announced

04 July, 2013

Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray yesterday announced a network of research facilities to boost Australian development of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) during a visit to the CO2CRC Otway Project.

Web-based tool helps redesign sustainability within foodservice operations

08 April, 2013

FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer in environmental sustainability business solutions, and Compass Group, a food and support services company, have announced the launch of the software tool being used to support Compass Group’s Carbon FOODprint toolkit. The web-based tool is designed to help Compass Group’s food operations staff lower their environmental impact and their operational costs.

Seamless exchange trading of top-tier carbon credits now available through revolutionary partnership

03 April, 2013

The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Carbon Trade Exchange today announced a partnership that allows carbon market participants to seamlessly trade Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs) through a commodities exchange for the first time.

China’s pilot carbon-trading market taps UNSW expertise

03 April, 2013

China has laid out an ambitious road map to reduce emissions by 40-45% by 2020, including the world’s largest national carbon-trading scheme, at a high-level bilateral conference held last week at the University of New South Wales.

CO2 Australia acquires Ecofund from Queensland Government

15 March, 2013

CO2 Australia, a division of CO2 Group, has reached agreement and settlement with the Queensland Government to acquire its 100% share of the independently operated Ecofund Queensland (Ecofund).

CSIRO ‘solar sponge’ soaks up CO2 emissions

08 March, 2013

CSIRO scientists have created a ‘solar sponge’ that captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the power of natural sunlight, as published in scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.

Putting the tea tree industry under the spotlight

17 January, 2013

Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and building soil carbon in the tea tree industry will be the subject of a collaborative project between Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Iron fertilisation sunk as an ocean carbon storage solution

14 December, 2012

A University of Sydney engineer has ruled ocean iron fertilisation an uneconomical solution to carbon storage, despite its early promise.

Data to accelerate development of CCS technology

11 December, 2012

Geoscience Australia has released new pre-competitive data that will contribute to Australia’s efforts to accelerate the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, which will help reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Price of renewable energy credits to soar

04 December, 2012

Research from carbon market analytics firm RepuTex indicates that a lower than expected Australian carbon price will result in a significant rise in the price of large-scale generation credits (LGCs) created under Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), with LGCs trading as high as $65/MWh in 2020.

Carbon tax reporting: know your rights and responsibilities

03 December, 2012 by Tim Pittaway*

Last week at the 2012 Australasian Carbon Expo in Melbourne, the government confirmed that Australia is ready to sign the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol, joining countries around the world that are taking action to combat climate change. The first commitment period ends on 31 December this year; a second commitment period to restrain greenhouse gas emissions will begin on 1 January 2013.

New global carbon trading and asset management platform

28 November, 2012

Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) and APX have announced the introduction of a new electronic platform, combining both trading and asset management for the voluntary carbon markets.

Capturing carbon with clever trapdoors

12 November, 2012

University of Melbourne engineers have developed a novel method of collecting and storing carbon dioxide that is claimed to be able to reduce the cost of separating and storing carbon dioxide.

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