Carbon Capture Technologies Program

The Carbon Capture Technologies Program provides organisations with up to $15 million to reduce Australia’s emissions.
Closes in 33 days

Closing date: Tuesday 31 October 2023 5:00pm AEDT Tue 31 Oct 2023 5:00pm AEDT

What do you get?

Grants of up to $15 million.

Who is this for?

Organisations undertaking projects that support the CO2 capture and CO2 utilisation technologies.


The Australian Government is committed to ambitious climate action and has enshrined into law an emission reduction target of 43 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050. The Government is supporting the net zero transformation by reducing emissions and investing in the opportunities presented by a low-carbon economy. The Government recognises it will take a wide range of technologies and tools to achieve this goal.

One such technological approach is carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS). CCUS refers to a suite of technological abatement solutions that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial processes or directly from the air, either for use in production of new products or for permanent storage in underground geological formations.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • accelerate the development of emerging priority CO2 capture technologies, including Direct Air Capture (DAC), Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and/or CO2 utilisation technologies
  • support RD&D to advance technological and commercial readiness of CCUS in hard-to-abate industries such as cement, chemicals and steel
  • demonstrate verifiable permanence of CO2 sequestered via a range of utilisation applications
  • support global CCUS capability development.

Applications will be assessed in two stages. You will first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) at Stage 1 and if shortlisted, you will be invited to submit a grant application at Stage 2.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • are registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

and are one of the following entities:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust where your trading activities:
    • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
    • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation
  • an Australian state/territory government agency or body
  • a corporate Commonwealth entity.

You can’t apply if you are:

You must complete your project by 30 March 2031.

Your project must:

  • be located in Australia
  • be aimed at researching, developing, or demonstrating CO2 capture CO2 utilisation technologies
  • be aimed at reducing Australia’s emissions
  • not solely be a feasibility or engineering study
  • have at least $1.33 million in eligible expenditure.

You can use this grant funding for:

  • the design, construction, testing or research and development of CO2 capture or CO2 utilisation including prototype, pilot or demonstration facilities
  • transformation of CO2 to create new or alternative products
  • process or system design and engineering, including feasibility and engineering design studies
  • testing and optimisation of components, sub systems or prototypes
  • integration of prototype, pilot or demonstration facilities in real applications, live-operational environments (field-testing), or co-location or business to business partnership with other CCUS facilities.

See the grant opportunity guidelines for more information.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

Don’t submit the application until it’s complete. You can’t correct a mistake.

First we check that you meet the eligibility criteria. Then we assess your application against the assessment criteria.

The assessment criteria are a set of rules that describe how we must assess each application.

We give each criterion a certain number of points.

We’ll decide whether to award you the grant based on the total number of points we give your application.

  • Assessment criterion 1: Alignment with program objectives (50 points)
  • Assessment criterion 2: Capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (30 points)
  • Assessment criterion 3: Impact of grant funding on your project

Stage 1 EOI applications must address assessment criterion 1 and 2. If invited for Stage 2, applications must address all assessment criteria.

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide should be relative to the project size, complexity and grant amount requested.

The decision maker decides which grants to approve.

Apply now

Apply for Carbon Capture Technologies Program now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample application form
  • read the sample grant agreement.
Apply now

Sample applications

The best way to understand what information you need to provide is to start an application. We have also provided a version to download at the bottom of this page.

Technical help

See our customer portal's frequently asked questions to help with your queries. If you can't find your answer, contact us for assistance.

We can’t consider the application you submit after the close date under any circumstances.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

pdf · 0.55 MB docx · 0.52 MB

Sample application form - Stage 1 - Expression of Interest (EoI)

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Sample application form - Stage 2 - Application

pdf · 0.43 MB docx · 0.24 MB

Sample grant agreement

pdf · 0.56 MB docx · 0.15 MB

Final public report template

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