ANLEC R&D funds research at a relatively mature technology readiness level. In order to accelerate deployment, focus is on research that enables application rather than early stage fundamental science. It aims to take innovative ideas out of the lab and into the field.
The ANLEC R&D business model is premised on the provision of research services to commercial scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) proponents. It sources research services principally from Australian infrastructure; targeting the best expertise, capacity and capability wherever they present.
Focusing on the needs of CCS demonstration proponents is a powerful filter to balance the encouragement of scientific creativity with the relevance of application at commercial scale in the field. Undertaken in a competitive research environment, it allows for innovative science methods to reduce real investment risks to targeted CCS project proponents.