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Woodside and KEPCO collaborate on carbon capture and storage

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Woodside has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO), to enable studies of a potential carbon, capture and storage (CCS) value chain between Japan and Australia.

Smoke coming from chimneyUnder the MoU, KEPCO plans to research the capture of CO2 emitted from its thermal power plants and its transport to Australia. Woodside is progressing CCS projects in Australia and will conduct the study of injection and storage of CO2 delivered from Japan as well as the potential production of Synthetic Methane (e-methane).

The MoU outlines a generic value chain study, that will consider the end to end technical and commercial factors with the aim of progressing a future CCS value chain between Japan and Australia.

The studies include an evaluation of storage opportunities in some of Australia’s offshore basins.

Woodside executive vice president Shaun Gregory says: ‘CCS has the potential to provide a pathway for Woodside’s customers and value chain participants in the region to decarbonise their own industrial emissions.’

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