EMRC and Woodside collaborate on innovative carbon re-use pilot project

May 8, 2022 |

In Australia, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) and Woodside are collaborating on a carbon-to-products pilot project that proposes to recycle greenhouse gases into useful products. The proposed CCU facility would convert greenhouse gases, such as methane and carbon dioxide, into value-added ethanol, using technologies developed by US-based companies ReCarbon and LanzaTech.

The two parties have agreed a term sheet setting out the terms of a proposed option to lease land. The option to lease land will provide for Woodside’s use of EMRC’s Red Hill Waste Management Eco Park for a proposed pilot Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) facility, and for the supply of landfill gas by EMRC to Woodside.

The pilot aims to demonstrate that the integration of these technologies has the potential to contribute to decarbonisation and a circular carbon economy.

Following execution of the option to lease, exercise of the option to lease and construction of the CCU facility is subject to a final investment decision (FID) by Woodside targeted to occur in the second half of 2022, with a targeted completion and commissioning date in the second half of 2024.

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