About the taskforce
The Carbon Storage Taskforce (CSTF) was established by the Australian Government in October 2008 under the National Low Emissions Coal Initiative (NLECI) primarily to develop a National Carbon Mapping and Infrastructure Plan (NCMIP).
To inform the development of the plan, the CSTF commissioned a number of supplementary studies.
In November 2010, the Minister for Resources and Energy released the CSTF report which is available in two formats—a concise version and a full version. An eight-page brochure drawn from the report, titled Australia's Potential for the Geological Storage of CO2, has also been published (see Related documents).
The government is progressing recommendations of the CSTF through initiatives funded through NLECI and the National CO2 Infrastructure Plan.
The implementation of the NCIMP is being overseen by the National Carbon Capture and Storage Council.
The CSTF also provided the paper A Proposal For Greenhouse Gas Storage Exploration Incentives to the Minister for Resources and Energy that was considered by the Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Policy Transition Group in 2010 (see Related documents).
For more information about the Carbon Storage Taskforce, phone (02) 6213 6189.