CALLIDE OXYFUEL project

Leading the World to Cleaner EnergY

The Callide Oxyfuel Project in central Queensland, Australia, is a world-leading demonstration of how carbon capture technology can be applied to an existing coal-fired power station to generate electricity with low emissions.

Finding a way to generate electricity using coal, but with lower carbon dioxide emissions, is part of a global drive to create a cleaner energy future. This is essential for continuing to power economic growth and meet the community's demand for reliable, cost-effective electricity.

The $245 million Callide Oxyfuel Project is one of a handful of low emission coal projects in the world to move beyond concept stage to construction and is now in the demonstration phase.

The project is also advancing the generation industry’s investigations into the viability of carbon dioxide storage.

In its Fourth Assessment Report, signed off by all UN governments, including the US, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s most authoritative scientific body studying climate change, has officially announced that there is "greater than 90% chance that climate change is being caused by the burning of fossil fuels and other human actions."

The US and China account for about 51.7% of global emissions. Imagine if we could export what we're developing at Callide to these two countries alone?

Dr Chris Spero, Project Director, Callide Oxyfuel Project.


 

How
Do We Know
It Will
Work?

We have already completed a pilot project at a scale of about one hundredth of the size of the Callide project. We then used modelling techniques to ensure we could scale the process up to 30 megawatts – the output of an existing Callide ‘A’ generator unit. We now know that scaling up to this size – or even much bigger –is achievable.

$245 million

The estimated cost of the Callide Oxyfuel Project

Oxyfuel technology you can apply to your existing coal-fired power station and reduce CO2 emissions by over 90%.

Demonstration projects like these are essential for developing and testing the technology for its its future application at commercial scale.