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  • Initial Advice Statement

    4 July 2006

    smarter, cleaner power

  • ZeroGen Initial Advice Statement June 2006

    Initial Advice Statement ZeroGen.DOC

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    Table of Contents

    ABBREVIATIONS .............................................................................................................................................................. 5

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................................... 7

    1.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................... 17

    1.1 Project Overview................................................................................................................................... 17 1.2 Purpose and Scope of Document ......................................................................................................... 20 1.3 Project Proponent ................................................................................................................................. 20 1.4 Financing .............................................................................................................................................. 20 1.5 The Sites............................................................................................................................................... 21

    1.5.1 Gasification Plant .................................................................................................................... 21 1.5.2 Carbon Capture and Storage.................................................................................................. 21

    2.0 PROJECT RATIONALE........................................................................................................................................ 23

    2.1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change................................................................................ 23 2.1.1 Why do we need to be concerned about GHG emissions and climate change? .................... 23 2.1.2 What are Greenhouse Gases and in particular CO2? ............................................................. 24 2.1.3 What is the largest source of CO2 emissions?........................................................................ 24

    2.2 The Need for Technological Solutions to Enable “Deep” Cuts in GHG Emissions ............................... 25

    3.0 PROJECT BENEFITS AND COSTS ..................................................................................................................... 26

    3.1 Benefits ................................................................................................................................................. 26 3.1.1 National Economic.................................................................................................................. 26 3.1.2 Regional Economic Development........................................................................................... 27 3.1.3 Preserving the Value of Australian Resources........................................................................ 27 3.1.4 Significant Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions...................................................................... 28 3.1.5 Accelerating the Commercial Deployment of the Technology ................................................ 28 3.1.6 New Industry Development..................................................................................................... 29 3.1.7 Supporting Government Policies ............................................................................................ 30 3.1.8 Facilitating Australian Research and Development ................................................................ 30 3.1.9 Other Environmental Benefits ................................................................................................. 31 3.1.10 Pathway to Hydrogen Economy.............................................................................................. 31 3.1.11 Australia’s Energy Security ..................................................................................................... 31

    3.2 Costs..................................................................................................................................................... 31

    4.0 PROJECT DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................................................... 33

    4.1 Project Alternatives ............................................................................................................................... 33 4.1.1 Technology ............................................................................................................................. 33 4.1.2 Location .................................................................................................................................. 33

    4.2 Project Components ............................................................................................................................. 35 4.2.1 Gasification Plant .................................................................................................................... 35 4.2.2 Carbon Capture and Storage.................................................................................................. 38

    4.3 Operational Processes.......................................................................................................................... 40 4.3.1 Gasification Plant .................................................................................................................... 40

  • ZeroGen Initial Advice Statement June 2006

    Initial Advice Statement ZeroGen.DOC

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    4.3.2 Carbon Capture and Storage.................................................................................................. 41 4.4 Process Inputs ...................................................................................................................................... 42

    4.4.1 Coal ........................................................................................................................................ 42 4.4.2 Water ...................................................................................................................................... 42 4.4.3 Auxiliary Power ....................................................................................................................... 42

    4.5 Process Outputs ................................................................................................................................... 42 4.5.1 Carbon Dioxide ....................................................................................................................... 42 4.5.2 Electricity ................................................................................................................................ 43

    4.6 Air Emissions Management .................................................................................................................. 43 4.6.1 Construction............................................................................................................................ 43 4.6.2 Operation ................................................................................................................................ 43

    4.7 Waste Management.............................................................................................................................. 44 4.7.1 Construction............................................................................................................................ 44 4.7.2 Operation ................................................................................................................................ 44

    4.8 Project Workforce and Housing ............................................................................................................ 45 4.9 Hazard and Safety Issues..................................................................................................................... 46

    4.9.1 Hazard and Risk ..................................................................................................................... 46 4.9.2 Safety...................................................................................................................................... 47

    5.0 COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ........................................................................................................................... 48

    5.1 Consultation Objectives ........................................................................................................................ 48 5.2 Consultation Process ............................................................................................................................ 48

    6.0 EXISTING ENVIRONMENT, POTENTIAL IMPACTS AND MITIGATION ............................................................ 50

    6.1 Topography, Geology and Soils............................................................................................................ 50 6.1.1 Existing Environment .............................................................................................................. 50 6.1.2 Land tenure............................................................................................................................. 52 6.1.3 Potential Effects and Mitigation.................................