CCS in the News 日本語版 2024年5月28日版(2)

CCS in the News 日本語版 2024年5月28日版(2)

豪州グレートアーテジアン盆地(Great Artesian Basin)への30万トンCO2圧入計画、却下される



原典:ABC Online


豪州クイーンズランド州規制当局は、30万トン以上のCO2をグレートアーテジアン盆地(Great Artesian Basin:GAB)に圧入するという物議を醸す計画を却下した。


クイーンズランド州環境・科学・イノベーション省(Department of Environment, Science and Innovation)は、GABの地下水に影響を及ぼす可能性から、プロジェクトの不承認を決定した。





Plan to inject 300,000 tonnes of carbon into Great Artesian Basin rejected


Published: 24 May 2024

Source: ABC Online


Queensland authorities have rejected a controversial plan to pump more than 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the Great Artesian Basin (GAB).

Glencore subsidiary CTSCo had applied for approval to run a three-year trial in which up to 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year would have been injected into the Precipice Sandstone aquifer near Moonie, west of Brisbane.

The Department of Environment, Science and Innovation has decided not to approve the project due to the potential impacts on groundwater in the GAB.

The plan was strongly opposed by agriculture and environmental groups due to concerns about contamination and the impact on water pressure across the basin.

More than 180,000 people across inland Australia rely on the GAB for water.