For more than a decade Professor Andrew Garnett has led a large multidisciplinary research program focussing on varied aspects of Queensland’s natural gas industry including social and environmental impact, and cost and supply optimisation. He has more than 30 years’ international experience within multinational companies across conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon projects, and is well respected for his contribution to the global transition to a low emissions economy.
Professor Garnett began his career in the oil and gas sector, prior to consulting on unconventional developments. Prior to joining UQ, he led the 500MW ZeroGen integrated gasification combined cycle and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, ultimately closing the project down as CEO.
Most recently, as the Director, UQ CCS Program, Professor Garnett led a three-year study identifying strategies to make material emissions cuts in Queensland as well as to enable low carbon baseload power, deliver significant benefits for regional employment, and stimulate the hydrogen economy.
He has been a reviewer for the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (natural gas) and Energy Technology Perspectives.