Founded in 2010, the Australian National Low Emission Coal Research and Development initiative supports low emission coal technologies (LECT), including carbon capture and storage, with over AUD 100 million invested. ANCLER & D is part of the National Low Emission Coal Initiative, and is jointly funded by government and industry through the COAL21 Fund. ANLEC R & D aims to address: • The near term risk reduction and technology developments necessary for successful demonstration of LECT in Australia. • The delivery of skills, data and knowledge to assist key stakeholders understand the benefits and deployment risks of LECT’s. • Support for, and investigation of, issues affecting the performance of the early demonstration projects.