First carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in China launched


After the China State Council previously iterated that the country would reduce its ‘carbon intensity’ by 40-45% by the year 2020, compared to 2005 emission levels, the country’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has been launched.

This target was affirmed by Premier Wen Jiabao at the Copenhagen conference held last year, as he explained to world leaders at the UN climate change conference that China had made unremitting efforts at cutting emissions – although difficulties would lay ahead.

Now, the first CCS project in China has been launched and undertaken by the country’s largest coal producer, the Shenhua Group, at its Ordos coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant in Inner Mongolia.

It represents the first CCS project in China and among the first projects undertaken in the developing countries. It is claimed that when the plant is put into operation, this CCS project could be the largest in the Asia region.

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