Achieving emissions reduction at the lowest cost while maintaining a reliable energy supply poses a significant challenge for Australia.
COAL21 was established in 2006 to meet this challenge as the foundation of the significant investment by the Australian black coal industry in the demonstration of low-emissions coal technologies, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS).
COAL21 primarily invests in the development of low-emissions technologies for the coal-fired power generation sector and in emissions reduction from coal mines, though other industries that use coal are also considered for investment.
To date, COAL21 has committed $374 million to the development of low-emissions technologies, including a new commitment of $255 million made in 2017.
The timeline below provides an overview of what has been achieved through COAL21’s investment in projects supporting the development of low-emissions technologies for the coal-fired power generation sector.
TIMELINE OF ACHIEVEMENT