Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute officially handed over the Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) Technology to Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), at a special ceremony held on 20 August 2013 at PETRONAS Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. UTP was represented by its Vice Chancellor Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hj Hashim while Global CCS Institute was represented by its Capacity Development Manager, Ms. Alice Gibson.
The handover ceremony was a result of a licensing signing agreement between Global CCS Institute and UTP in May 2013. This ceremony marked a historic occasion for the university, as the CCS Technology received will be utilised for educational materials and support related to carbon capture and storage for the university staff and students, as well as for PETRONAS employees.
In his speech, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim said that the technology will definitely be useful and beneficial for the university as it is directly related to its current academic and research activities at UTP’s Research Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture (RCCO2C), established in 2011. The RCCO2C is parked under one of UTP’s nine Mission Oriented Research areas namely Carbon Dioxide Management. The other Mission Oriented Research include Enhanced Oil Recovery, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology and Hybrid Energy System.
Global CCS Institute, a global organisation, was first established in Australia in 2009. The aim of the Institute is to help accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of CCS globally; through knowledge sharing activities, fact-based influential advice and advocacy, and work to create favourable conditions to implement CCS. The development of carbon capture and storage technology is an on-going effort by Global CCS Institute in its attempt to reduce emissions into the atmosphere resulting from the use of different energy sources.