Callide Oxyfuel Project

The Callide Oxyfuel Project is a world leading project that is demonstrating how carbon capture technology can be applied to a coal-fired power station to generate electricity with low emissions. The $245 million project is an international joint venture that has received support from the Australian and Japanese Governments.

Our role

CS Energy is a project partner in the international joint venture for the Callide Oxyfuel Project. We have played a lead role in the Callide Oxyfuel Project since its inception and the oxyfuel demonstration is taking place at CS Energy’s Callide A Power Station in central Queensland.

How it works

The Callide Oxyfuel Project involved retrofitting Callide A with oxyfuel technology to enable the demonstration of coal-fired electricity generation with low emissions. The key difference between a conventional power station and the oxyfuel process is that coal is burnt in a mixture of pure oxygen and recycled exhaust gases, instead of air. The by-product of the oxyfuel process is a concentrated stream of carbon dioxide suitable for capture and storage.

Current status

The Callide Oxyfuel Project is nearing the end of its two-year demonstration of low emission coal-fired electricity generation and is making good progress in achieving its objectives. The project is also advancing industry knowledge and investigation into carbon dioxide storage.

More information

Visit the Callide Oxyfuel Project website for in-depth information about the project.