1 March 2021:
ABC Newcastle Article: Energy Minister Angus Taylor launches $50 million fund for carbon capture projects
1 March 2021:
Minister Angus Taylor announces $50M carbon capture use and storage fund at MCi plant in Newcastle
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction officially opens fund to support development of CCUS technologies to achieve a low emissions future at the world-leading CCU-focused MCi Global Reference Pilot Plant.
17 November 2020:
Australian Federal Resources Minister visits MCi Plant
MCi welcomed Federal Resources Minister The Hon Keith Pitt MP to its pilot plant in Newcastle in November.
12 Nov 2020:
Australian Mining Review
31 July 2020:
Negative Emissions Technology Report
30 June 2020:
CO2 Value Australia (Sophia Hamblin Wang), CO2 Value Europe (Dr. Stefanie Kesting), and Global CO2 Initiative (Volker Sick) share their common vision in this position paper, which highlights the value of technologies which use CO2 as a material component to make valuable products.
25 June 2020:
17 June 2020:
Asia Society features Sophia Hamblin Wang as
Disruptive Asia author
1 June 2020:
This episode of Q+A looked at responses to the Australian Government's Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper. The participants were Sophia Hamblin Wang,
Matt Canavan, Zali Steggall,
Joel Fitzgibbon and
4 May 2020:
Sophia chats with podcast host Osher Gunsberg
Osher Gunsberg has an in-depth conversation with Sophia about a range of topics, including the establishment of MCi as a clean tech company, how she built her capacity as Chief Operations Officer and the early R&D phase. Interview begins from timecode 14:30.
20 March 2020:
Sophia featured as
The Deal cover story
Technology Editor David Swan interviews Sophia about her path to becoming COO of MCi and the potential for carbon utilisation technology.
10 February 2020:
Q+A: Climate Solutions
This episode of Q+A looked at Australian responses to climate change in the face of energy requirements and clean tech developments. The participants were Sophia Hamblin Wang, Jennifer Westacott, Osher Gunsberg, Martijn Wilder and Matthew Evans.
26 January 2020:
Australia Day at Davos2020
Our COO Sophia Hamblin Wang representing Australia (and the ANU) at Davos together with Professor Brian Schmidt (12th Vice-Chancellor), the Hon Julie Bishop (13th Vice-Chancellor) and Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell.
24 January 2020:
Sophia participates at Davos2020
Capturing carbon emissions could yield the equivalent of 50 billion tonnes in manufactured goods. How can large emitters raise their carbon productivity to meet business and climate goals? Chief Operating Officer Sophia Hamblin Wang joins the panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland.
22 Sept 2019:
Sophia appointed as Representative for inaugural UN Youth Climate Summit
Sophia will be joining a select group of 500 world-leading youth involved in solutions and initiatives that address climate change. The 2-day summit hosted in New York will be held ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit.
30 July 2019:
CO2 product industry valued at $US1 trillion
Imaging turning the CO2 from steel and concrete production into something useful, like sustainable building materials. That’s the role that emerging technologies could play in meeting our emission reduction targets, as The Fifth Estate heard at the Siemens Digitalise conference in Brisbane heard.
CO2 Value Australia launch
GreenMag Group buyout UON shareholding as MCi prepares for capital raise
As MCi progresses toward its first industrial demonstration plant, founding shareholder GreenMag has bought out the University of Newcastle's shareholding for an undisclosed sum. Preparations are being made for the July 2019 private investment opening.
UON continues to be a valued research partner.
19 March 2019:
MCi presents to general assembly of CO2 Value Europe (CVE) in Cologne
MCi presents its progress to members of the CVE forum in Cologne Germany. This group is building the momentum for CO2 solutions in industry which reduce emissions whilst creating economic value.
MCi completed 5 year pilot plant program
MCi has successfully completed its 5-year program to build and test its first-of-a-kind research pilot reactors. It continues to progress its follow-on research, funded by CRC-P grants. MCi is currently developing designs
for demonstration plants and advanced materials development.
25 June 2018:
MCi: award: Resource Innovator of the Year
MCi wins first place in the
Global Raw Material Summit in Berlin. COO Sophia Hamblin Wang represented MCi at this year's competition by pitching against other leading solutions in chemical engineering for new materials technologies.
16 April 2018:
2nd Australia-Japan Symposium on Carbon Resource Utilisation
MCi COO Sophia Hamblin Wang presents the initial outline for an Australian carbon industry network to be formed to assist in aligning industry with the participants and solutions in the carbon value chain.
25 August 2017:
Public Unveiling of MCi Latest Pilot Plant
NSW Minister Don Harwin at public unveiling of MCi’s latest semi-continuous pilot plant.
18 August 2017:
Beyond Zero Emissions book launch
BZE’s launch of ‘Rethinking Cement’. CEO Marcus Dawe presented MCi’s technology as a solution to carbon utilisation in cements to audience.
20 July 2017:
Presenting at ICCU15 in Shanghai
15th International Conference on CO2 Utilisation in Shanghai : CTO Mark Rayson talks about MCi’s technology as a solution to carbon utilisation.
1 July 2017:
R&D program expands with CRC-P grant
MCi kicks off its next project with a $2.4m grant and shareholder contributions. The 3-year program will extend research with the UON and Orica, to support the integration of simulated flue gases containing CO2 from industrial sources into the pilot plant.
20 June 2017:
CEO Marcus Dawe discusses MCi's technology, as a solution for carbon utilisation, at the Global CCS Institute
Asia Pacific Forum.
2 March 2017:
First experimental carbonate bricks created
MCi creates its first experimental building materials, developed from the bulk carbonates produced by its latest semi-continuous plant (which is now commissioned).
Presentations and Papers
Coming soon: a tour of the MCi plant in Newcastle
Register for the DECHEMA CO2 online World Tour here.
Join the first DECHEMA Summer Special focusing on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU),
to learn how a number of pathways are being actively explored throughout the world. Join the
Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie) and MCi on this global tour of facilities already in operation throughout a number of countries.