Woodside, US tech join forces to study usage of captured CO2


Australian energy firm Woodside is collaborating with US technology developers to undertake an investigation into the viability of a carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) pilot facility in Perth, Western Australia.

As part of the study, ReCarbon’s technology will convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane into synthesis gas before LanzaTech technology ferments the synthesis gas into ethanol. 

The project reduces the reliance on land and water traditionally part of the manufacture of ethanol, in addition to reusing captured CO2. 

With the project currently in the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase, CCU was described by Meg O’Neill, CEO, Woodside, as an ‘exciting addition’ the portfolio. 

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