CO2 capture facilities for Chinese coal-fired plants started operation


News from China has revealed that the trend of installation of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture facilities for power plants is on the rise.

This trend is aligned with the pledge of Premier Wen Jiabao to reduce carbon intensity, or the amount of emissions produced per unit of GDP, by 40% to 45% – an assurance made at the Copenhagen conference.

A recent CO2 capture facility is located at the Hechuan Shuanghuai Power Plant in Chongqing, capable of processing 50 million cubic metres of flue gas from the coal-fired power plant (which is less than 1% of the total flue gas). The production capacity is up to 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The system is invested in, designed and built with domestic equipment by Yuanda Environmental Protection Engineering Company Ltd, a subsidiary of China Power Investment Corporation.

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