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CCUS Virtual Course for Asia-Oceania Region

Attendees of the virtual course. Photo Credit: Katherine Romanak, BEG at UTexas.

From the 9th to the 20th November 2020, IEAGHG co-hosted a virtual course on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) with the faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), in Indonesia.

This two week online course was the first in a series of learning events held by ITB at the end of 2020 to continue facilitating learning for students during these virtual-centric times and also to celebrate the centenary year of the Institute. The courses were opened in a special ceremony streamed live on the 6th November and students and teachers involved in all of the events were welcomed by Professor Reini Wirahadikusumah, Rector of Institut Teknologi Bandung.

The virtual course on CCUS was open to BSc and MSc students in the areas of geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering specifically in the Asia-Oceanic region; although international students who have been accepted onto the 2020/21 IEAGHG International Summer School were also extended an invite.

In total, 80 eager students registered for the virtual CCUS course and the lectures were given by ITB faculty staffs and by other experts from the USA, Canada, Norway, UK, France, Austria, Japan, India, Singapore and Australia. The lecture programme covered all aspects of the CCUS value chain, from capture to storage and from BECCS to NGO perspectives.

IEAGHG would like to thank the hosts of the virtual course, ITB for their hard work in facilitating and organising the event, and the valued speakers who provided their time in providing the students the lessons. The course was supported by speakers from the University of Adelaide, CO2CRC, Pertamina University, National University of Singapore, University of Nottingham, the International CCS Knowledge Centre, IIASA, I2CNER at the Kyushu University, RITE, Total, ExxonMobil, Shell, Janus, Sakura Business Co., Gassnova, BEG at the University of Texas, University of Pennsylvania, IITB Mumbai, Fukada Geological Institute, Monea CCS Services and Global CCS Institute.

IEAGHG hope to be able to run their in-person International CCS Summer School in July 2021, in Bandung, Indonesia (to be hosted by ITB). This will be the 14th Summer School in the series, and students have already been selected for this School but if you are interested in a future IEAGHG Summer School, please visit the website at or sign up to our mailing list at for updates on the programme. 

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