Purpose-built geosequestration research laboratory
The CO2 Lab is a world-class carbon-storage research facility and an important component of Australia’s national efforts to achieve a carbon-reduced resources and energy economy.
The highly safe and state-of-the-art facility is used to teach the next generation of process engineers and other technical experts who may work on energy and industrial projects worldwide. This ensures UWA’s engineering students graduate with highly relevant skills and accredited training.
The CO2 Lab has various applications across the oil and gas industry, including:
- natural gas processing
- flow assurance
- unconventional gas production
- hydrates in nature
Equipment within the facility includes:
- high-pressure and high-temperature densimeter
- high pressure and high-temperature gravity absorption rig
- high-pressure rheometer
- micromechanical force apparatus
- fluidised-bed reactor
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre
The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre is a purpose-built collaborative facility for marine science and ocean engineering research.Read more
The EZONE UWA Student Hub is a world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students, industry, alumni and community.Read more
Microelectronic Clean Room
The Microelectronic Clean Room is an industry-grade facility used as a controlled environment to carry out microelectronic research.Read more
National Geosequestration Laboratory
The National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL) is a collaboration between CSIRO, The University of Western Australia and Curtin University. It was established to conduct and deploy critical research and development to enable commercial-scale carbon storage options for Australia.
The NGL complements and builds on the successes of the Western Australian Energy Research Alliance (WA:ERA) and is funded by the Australian Government through the Education Investment Fund.
The primary research focus of the NGL is to advise government and industry regarding the viability and safety of large-scale geological carbon storage – a process that involves injecting carbon dioxide (CO₂) deep underground and trapping it in geological structures.Find out more