BHP Billiton's $500 million spent on 'low emissions technology research, development and deployment' since 2007
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In a March 2015 speech at the Grattan Institute, Fiona Wild, the Vice-President of Environment & Climate Change at BHP Billiton stated that "since 2007 we’ve spent almost half-a-billion dollars on low emissions technology research, development and deployment across a number of projects ranging in complexity and scale."
Wild only mentioned two projects. These were a methane capture project it had undertaken at one of its underground coal mines in the Illawarra in New South Wales and collaboration with CO2CRC which is researching Carbon Capture and Storage. No details on how much BHP Billiton had contributed to these projects was mentioned.
What projects were in the $500 million list and how much did BHP Billiton contribute
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Speeches & comments by BHP Executives on CCS
- Fiona Wild, Vice-President of Environment & Climate Change at BHP Billiton, "Energy Futures - What is the future of Australian energy exports in a carbon constrained world?", Grattan Institute, March 5, 2015.
- Amanda Saunders, "BHP Billiton wants 'rules' of carbon reduction game", Sydney Morning Herald, March 6, 2015. (This article reports Fiona Wild's statements made at the Grattan Institute seminar. The article reported that BHP Billiton had spent $500 million on low emissions technologies since 2007.)