The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced a drop in the emissions from the Goode Group’s carbon capture and storage facility at Palram in South Australia.
The agency said the emissions fell from 6.5 million tonnes in the third quarter to 6.2 million tonnes last month, while the CO2 emissions fell to 623,000 tonnes.
The Goode group is one of the world’s largest carbon capture, storage and processing companies.
It is based in Queensland and the company is the third largest carbon dioxide emission company in Australia after ExxonMobil and Shell.
It operates more than 1,000 large-scale coal-fired power stations in Australia.
A spokesperson for the Goodes said it is working with the state and federal governments to provide additional incentives for the project.
“Our carbon capture technology is used in more than 200 countries around the world and is proven in more countries than anyone else,” she said.
The company is also the operator of the South Australian Power Station (SAPS) and a large-volume coal-burning power station in the state.
“Our technology is proven and is used by other coal-consuming power stations across the country,” she added.
The Goodes greenhouse emissions fell by over 4 per cent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, while CO2 fell by nearly 20 per cent.
Goode has already announced a reduction in its emissions, but the reduction is temporary and the greenhouse emissions will return to the pre-eminent position they held last year.