New study into the potential of CCUS hubs in WA

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A new study has found WA capable of storing its own Carbon and turning existing infrastructure into Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) hubs.
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The Western Australian (WA) LNG Jobs Taskforce commissioned CSIRO and GCCSI to undertake a study into the potential for developing Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) hubs in Western Australia. The report has identified that CCUS Hubs:

  • Would support cross-sector collaboration towards decarbonisation including the co-location of hydrogen and ammonia industries.  
  • Have the potential to attract significant overseas investment for the Western Australian economy and potentially boost WA’s GDP by billions of dollars.  
  • Would generate 37,000 construction jobs, along with 500 permanent jobs.  

The WA Government will be investing $4.3 million to establish a world-leading CCUS industry in WA to capitalise on the State's potential as a hub for carbon storage. 

The study was funded by various members of the LNG Jobs Taskforce including Shell Australia, BP Australia, Chevron Australia, WA Government, Eni Australia, MIMI, National Energy Resources Australia, Santos, and Woodside Energy. Shell Australia led the project as a key initiative of the LNG Jobs Taskforce’s Technology and Decarbonisation Working Group.