The most commonly discussed low emissions coal technology is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

CCS is the process whereby CO2 emissions are captured from large industrial facilities – such as power stations – and are then transported through pipelines and permanently stored in deep, secure underground geological formations. This process stops those emissions from going into the atmosphere.

CCS will enable NSW to manage coal resources in a sustainable manner and will enable coal to continue to contribute to the NSW economy in a carbon-constrained world. By reducing emissions from industry, CCS will also help with the transition to low-carbon electricity generation.

Several projects are underway to make NSW storage ready:

For more information, read our CCS facts and FAQ’s:

Carbon Capture and Storage Frequently Asked Questions

Facts about CCS

For further information
Coal Innovation NSW
ccs.info@planning.nsw.gov.au