Professor John Kaldi appointed as CO2CRC Distinguished Scientist

CO2CRC have appointed of Professors Peter Cook, Kelly Thambimuthu and John Kaldi of the Australian School of Petroleum as Distinguished Scientists.

John Kaldi

CO2CRC is Australia’s leading carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) research organisation, having demonstrated CCUS technologies over the past decade at the Otway National Research Facility in Victoria. The facility is one of the most advanced field scale CCS research sites globally. CO2CRC’s research and industry connections bring together the world’s best scientists, engineers, government partners and industry leaders to deliver research, products and services to advance the implementation of CCUS technologies.

“We are delighted to formalise appointments with Professors Cook, Thambimuthu and Kaldi. All three have made outstanding contributions to the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) over decades and are globally recognised scientists in the international CCS community,” said David Byers, chief executive of CO2CRC.

“As carbon capture and storage is more widely deployed as an essential technology to achieve global emissions reduction targets, we are delighted to welcome these highly credentialed scientists to CO2CRC to add further depth to our research and development agenda. Peter, John and Kelly’s extensive global networks will be particularly valuable in helping CO2CRC build technology collaborations with universities and research institutions globally,” Mr Byers said.

“In a wider context, these appointments are an important part of Australia maintaining its position as a world-leader and innovator in CCS technology and research,” he said.

Professor John Kaldi is CO2CRC’s former chief scientist as well as professor and SA State Chair of Carbon Capture and Storage at the University of Adelaide. John's career includes being the inaugural head of the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) and earlier, Director of the National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (NCPGG) at University of Adelaide. Prior to academia, John spent 18 years working in the petroleum industry.

Congratulations John!

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