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Advancing Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China: A Global Learning Laboratory

Sources:

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Authors:

Craig Hart

Hengwei Liu

Date:

1 January 2011

This article focuses on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) developments in China. In an attempt to develop its own advanced coal generation technologies to improve the country’s air quality and energy efficiency, the Chinese government is investing heavily in gasification and other technologies that can be employed in CCS applications. This investment has turned China into a global laboratory for CCS pilot projects, attracting foreign governments, multilateral institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and business partners. China’s leadership in developing CCS technology could ultimately help lower its costs and promote its commercialization globally.