Provision of carbon sequestration optimisation study WA

The government of Western Australia, through the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, is looking for a consultant to do a carbon sequestration optimisation study. The study will look at different methods for storing carbon and will consider the advantages, risks, and challenges of each method.

Purpose of the carbon sequestration optimisation study

The WA Government and industries in Western Australia are trying to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the goal of having net zero emissions by 2050. This is in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Some industries in WA, such as LNG (liquefied natural gas) produce a lot of greenhouse gases that are hard to reduce. So, one way to reach their goal is by storing carbon through carbon sequestration. This will help create carbon credits that can be sold in national and international markets. This will assist businesses and the government to reach their goals for reducing emissions.

Components of the carbon sequestration optimisation study

  1. Evaluation of relevant carbon sequestration technologies—evaluate the carbon sequestration technologies that are realistically deployable within the next 25 years.
  2. Comparison of different carbon sequestration methods—compare different methods for storing carbon, such as terrestrial, geological, and industrial carbon sequestration.
  3. Analysis of land use requirements—consider the amount of land needed for each method, how long it will be needed, and how well it can coexist with other land uses like farming, resource extraction, or conservation.
  4. Assessment of carbon sequestration quantity and permanence—look at how much carbon can be stored and for how long, and if the carbon storage is permanent.
  5. Cost analysis—will look at the normalised cost per unit of carbon stored and the economic opportunity costs, including any potential displacement of alternative land uses.
  6. Readiness for deployment in Western Australia—evaluate the technical, economic, and regulatory barriers to immediate deployment in Western Australia.
  7. Assessment of co-benefits—consider any additional benefits for things like conservation, biodiversity, aboriginal employment, and industry development.
  8. Comparison to emissions abatement strategy—compare each carbon sequestration method’s potential contribution to Western Australia’s emissions reduction strategy.
  9. Delivery of final report—delivered electronically as a PDF, along with an invoice for the service.
  10. Presentation of results—include an audio-visual presentation of the results to the customer.

About the proposal

Closing time for the proposal is 2:30 PM Monday, 27 February 2023, Western Australia. Madrigal has experience in professional services tenders, sustainability reporting and technical writing in the oil and gas industry. Contact us if you need help.