China and United Kingdom announce collaboration on CCUS

2013-10-01 07:56 by Anja Reitz

The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS), Guangdong Low-carbon Technology and Industry Research Centre (GDLRC) and the Clean Fossil Energy Development Institute (CFEDI) signed the ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at Lancaster House, in London, witnessed by Governor Zhu Xiaodan of Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China, and Minister Greg Barker of the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). 

The agreement will lead to the establishment of an international CCUS network, which will promote joint research and development, provide advice for local and regional governments and develop ways to exchange knowledge. The partners plan to move rapidly towards demonstration of CCUS technologies in China, potentially within three to five years.

Minister Barker and Governor Xiaodan also concurrently signed a joint statement pledging a collaboration on low carbon development, including CCS technology, between the UK and China.

“The UK has well-established research and development capacity in CCS, and by linking up with China we can further advance and promote the commercialisation of this important climate change mitigation technology,” said UKCCSRC Director, Professor Jon Gibbins. “Climate change is a global problem that requires global collaboration, and this initiative will help build stronger relationships.”


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 29 September 2013

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