Registrations now open: International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (ISGTCO2)

Register for the Symposium here.

We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 3-day International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide, ISGTCO2. The symposium will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 29 November – 1 December 2023, proudly hosted by GETCO2.

Under the theme, Cooperating on a global opportunity, the ISGTCO2 Symposium brings together a critical mass of expertise to tackle the world’s biggest challenge – carbon dioxide.

With ISGTCO2, we wish to provide a unique platform for researchers and industry participants to share their ideas and experience in CO2 capture and reduction technologies. Our ambition is that the symposium will inspire and advance research collaboration on using carbon dioxide as a resource and developing solutions to accelerate global progress toward net-zero targets.

The Symposium will cover a wide range of cutting-edge research in the carbon space with distinguished international research leaders, offering delegates an excellent opportunity to network and build research collaborations.

Symposium Topics

  • CO2 Capture
  • CO2 Reduction Technology Landscape
  • Catalyst
  • Membrane
  • Electrolysis System
  • Simulation
  • Advanced Characterisation
  • Carbon Bonds


ISGTCO2 will be held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in the heart of beautiful Brisbane City.

Registration and more information

Registrations are now open, with Early Bird registrations closing on 16October 2023 and Standard registrations closing on 15 November 2023.

Register and stay tuned for more details on the ISGTCO2 registration website.

We look forward to welcoming you in Brisbane in November for the inaugural International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide!

A successful workshop sets the stage for GETCO2

In February 2023, we held our very first research workshop with Chief Investigators representing all partner universities of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (GETCO2). The aim of the inaugural workshop was to establish a shared understanding of the goals and outcomes of the Centre.

We had invited Liz Visher, Director of the Australian Research Council, to commence the workshop by outlining the ARC’s expectations for a Centre of Excellence. She was followed by Dr Anita Hill from CSIRO and Chair of the Centre’s Research Advisory Committee, who shared her vision for GETCO2.

And then, the scene was set for the first day of presentations and workshops. The sessions were designed to provide an overview of the Centre’s establishment, defining the key goals and development plans.

For inspiration, we invited Centre Director Andrew White and Chief Operating Officer Katrina Tune from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) to share their insights on how to run a successful ARC Centre of Excellence linking strategy, vision and operations.

Laying the Foundation for Collaborative Research

On the second workshop day, we divided into the two overarching themes; Collaboration and Research.

Centre Director Christine Beveridge from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Success shared insights into fostering collaboration within an ARC Centre of Excellence, and the discussions paved the way for the subsequent presentations by our Theme Leaders, who introduced the four themes, Electrode & Electrolyser, Catalyst, Membrane and Characterisation & Computation.

We discussed the key objectives, and milestones, and interconnection across themes and flagship programs, and after the discussions, the focus was on GETCO2’s research plans.

By the end of the workshop, we had outlined our research plans and generated a lot of excitement and enthusiasm about the upcoming research collaboration.

Centre of Excellence Community of Practice

Managing the operations of a $35M ARC Centre of Excellence is not to be taken lightly.

Acting GETCO2 Chief Operating Officer, Dr Eloise Larsen, recently met with COOs from other ARC Centres of Excellence and their professional teams. COOs from CIPPs, Plant Success, Digital Child and Life Course joined the discussions to generously share their experience and insights on how to establish and run a successful Centre.

This community of practice is invaluable for peer mentoring and knowledge-sharing in the specialist field of research management. As our Centres evolve, we will continue to learn from each other and achieve our goals of delivering exciting, impactful research!