World first for Queensland's low-emission coal project

WORK has started today on the world’s first low-emission coal project, the Callide Oxyfuel demonstration plant in Biloela, Queensland.
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Site of the Callide Oxyfuel Project

Blair Price

The experimental project will retrofit an existing power station to burn coal in oxygen and gases rather than plain air in order to generate a concentrated output of carbon dioxide which can be captured separately and stored.

Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson said the world was keenly awaiting the project’s results.

“Success at Callide will demonstrate that existing coal-fired power stations do not have to be dismantled to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," Ferguson said.

“This project will lay the foundation for the widespread deployment of low-emission coal technology so essential for Australian power generation and for the millions of people across the world relying on Australian coal.

“It is very pleasing to see the Australian coal industry making the significant contribution of $68 million to this project from its Coal 21 Fund."

Partners in the project include Queensland government company CS Energy, Japanese firms IHI Corporation, J-POWER and Mitsui, as well as Xstrata Coal, and oil and gas technology supplier Schlumberger.

The Callide project is funded by the partners, the Australian Coal Association's Coal 21 Fund and the Queensland government.

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