Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund

The Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund aims to reduce the barriers to deploying large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects and encourage industry investment in the technology.

  • Status: Closed
  • Delivered by: AusIndustry


The Carbon Capture and Storage Research Development and Demonstration Fund will provide up to $25 million for research, development and demonstration activities in carbon capture and storage (CCS). The grants support CSS activities, with focus on the transport and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Grants are offered to industry and research organisations based on merit.

The Fund supports research in:

  • subsurface knowledge and mapping
  • transport infrastructure, technology and methods
  • whole-of-chain integration and cross-cutting issues
  • international collaboration and partnerships.

What support or funding is available?

The minimum grant amount is $200,000 (GST exclusive).

There is no maximum grant amount.

Grants can be for up to 50% of eligible expenditure.

For further information go to the programme guidelines.

Application process

Applicants should read the programme guidelines before completing an application. The application process involves two stages:

  • Stage 1 – Expression of Interest (EOI) stage
  • Stage 2 – Restricted Competitive Funding stage

Stage 1 involves short form responses where applicants will be asked to briefly describe their project and provide details on how the project meets the programme’s research priorities and merit criteria.

Participation in Stage 2 is by invitation only. Successful applicants will be invited in writing to proceed to stage 2 of the process. Further detail will be provided to applicants when they are invited.

How do I apply?

Applications for the first funding round closed on 23 February 2016.

The programme is not currently accepting new applications.

For programme updates, please register for updates.

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