Carbon capture and storage was a major theme at the 8th International Symposium on Coal Combustion held on July 19-22 2015 in Beijing. There was also a broad multinational attendance as well as extensive Chinese contributions. UKCCSRC Director, Jon Gibbins, drew on 12 years working on CCS with Chinese colleagues (including a number at the meeting) to speak on ‘China and UK Experience with CCS and Scope for Future Developments’. The comprehensive national plans for CCS in the UK were an encouraging illustration of its role in reducing the cost for decarbonisation. Other UKCCSRC members, Meihong Wang and Akeem Olaleye from the University of Hull, also attended, with contributions on dynamic modelling of power plants and CO2 capture systems. As now in the UK, CCS research work in China is beginning to focus on cost reduction and there are good prospects for further collaborative work in the future.
View Jon’s presentation here.