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CO2CRC H3 Capture Project

Brief description:


Country: Australia

Project type: Capture

Scale: Small

Status: Operative

Year of operation under way
Industry: Coal Power Plant

Capture method: Post-combustion

Capture technology: Amine Ammonia Membrane
New or retrofit: Retrofit
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided


Launch of the H3 capture project

This project, led by CO2CRC, is based at International Power’s Hazelwood plant and overlaps with the Hazelwood Capture Project. CO2CRC is testing a range of solvents and different process configurations using the solvent post-combustion capture plant. In addition, post-combustion techniques using adsorbent and membrane technologies are being developed using two purpose-built rigs.

The project is using the 30-metre-high solvent capture plant installed by International Power as part of the Hazelwood Carbon Capture Project to test and evaluate new and improved solvents, compare equipment performance, investigate impurities removal and optimise solvent capture processes.

The project will use purpose-built research modules to evaluate two new technologies for CO2 capture; membranes and adsorbents.


The project is part of the Latrobe Valley Post-Combustion Capture Project and is supported by the Victorian Government, through their Energy Technology Innovation Strategy (ETIS) Brown Coal R&D funding, and by the Federal Government, through the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program. It receives funding from Australia’s Clean Energy Initiative, Clean Coal Victoria and technical and funding support from GeoScience Australia.

More information and press releases

Project information brochure pdf

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