It’s a bit of a drive from Melbourne but the CO2CRC Otway Project at Nirranda South is holding an Open Day on Saturday 20 October from 10.00am to 3.30pm.

 

The Otway Project has been safely storing carbon dioxide deep underground since 2008, as part of internationally acknowledged research into geological CO2 storage.

 

The Open Day is an opportunity to see the project site, meet some of the scientists and hear more about carbon capture and storage, and how it can help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Visitors will be able to see rock samples from two kilometres underground, hear more about the extensive monitoring program and find out what carbon dioxide storage has in common with chocolate bars. There will be a free sausage sizzle between 12.00 and 2.00pm.

 

Saturday 20 October 2012, 10.00am - 3.30pm

 

Brumbys Lane, Nirranda South (off the Great Ocean Road near the Nirranda CFA)

 

Guided tours of the Otway Project site 11.00am & 2.00pm - please book by ringing Josie McInerney, Otway Project Liaison Officer, on 0458 462 063.

 

www.co2crc.com.au/otway

 

This is a National CCS Week event: www.nationalccs.com.au

 

Tony Steeper

Communications and Media Adviser

CO2CRC - Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies

t: 02 6120 1611

m: 0417 697 470

e: tsteeper@co2crc.com.au

w: www.co2crc.com.au

tw: @CCS_Research