CarbonLock FSP Launch: 7 March 2023
On March 2023, CSIRO’s Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform, CarbonLock was officially launched. This new FSP is an initiative to bring talent from across CSIRO, Universities and Industry together to accelerate the development of quantifiable, fast-acting, scalable, cost-effective and secure atmospheric carbon dioxide removal. Without technologies that permanently remove atmospheric carbon dioxide, the transition to net-zero emissions will not be achievable.
This webinar introduced CSIRO’s future science platform, highlighted the challenges, need and opportunities around the development of (engineered) negative emissions technologies in the Australian context, and outlined how CarbonLock will develop new science and drive innovation to tackle one of the most significant challenges facing Australia and the world.
Sincere thanks to CSIRO Deputy Chief Scientist Dr Jill Freyne, Climate Change Authority Chair Mr Grant King, and CarbonLock’s Direct Air Capture co-lead, CSIRO Principal Scientist Dr. Aaron Thornton who generously contributed their time and expertise to join us.