REGINA, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - There is a new-look website and new materials online for people wanting to know more about Carbon Capture and Storage technology (CCS).
The CCS101.ca website is a one-stop-shop for information on CCS. At CCS101.ca visitors can access the latest knowledge on CCS in Canada and from around the world. As Canada leads global CCS research, development and large-scale demonstration, this website aims to make information on this important suite of technologies available to everyone, both domestically and internationally.
CCS101.ca was funded through the IEAGHG Weyburn - Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project. This project is the world's largest and most extensively researched CO2 monitoring and storage project, involving researchers from around the globe. "It is incredibly important for us as researchers to look beyond the project and put forward information about this technology in a way that is accessible to people globally," said Dr. Malcolm Wilson CEO of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, and a former member of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
The newly refurbished CCS101.ca website is hosted locally in Saskatchewan and has added some impressive features for educators, including full access to a highly anticipated international curriculum guide on CCS. Developed by the Global CCS Institute in Canberra, Australia, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), these materials set the international benchmark for bringing discussions on low-emissions energy technologies into the classroom.
"The CCS education resources have been reviewed by science and education experts and trialled in classrooms across Australia and internationally. We are delighted that Canada will be the first country outside Australia to provide them thanks to the established CCS101.ca website. We are confident they will help school students understand the important role CCS can play as one of the technologies needed to move to a low carbon economy, " said Brad Page, Chief Executive Officer, Global CCS Institute, which launched the curriculum resources earlier this week during National Science Week in Australia.
SOURCE Petroleum Technology Research Centre