Due to the high level of CCS activity in China, the UKCCSRC International Engagement Strategy names it as a priority country with which to focus engagement activities.
In 2013, 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 a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
to support the setting up of the Guangdong CCUS Centre
in China. The signing was witnessed by Governor Zhu Xiaodan of Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China, and Minister Greg Barker of the UK’s former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now known as BEIS
Before the signing, two open UKCCSRC meetings took place in Edinburgh and London about CCS Developments in Guandong Province, China and the UK. The agenda and presentations from the events can be found here.
International Research Collaboration Fund
The International Research Collaboration Fund provides a funding mechanism for UKCCSRC Academic Members wishing to undertake a research collaboration with a CCS organisation overseas. This fund has supported several CCS collaborations with institutions in China including; the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Tsinghua University and the National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy; Tianjin University; and the School of Control and Computer Engineering, North China Electric Power University.
Early Career Researchers
The UKCCSRC ECR International Exchange Fund has provided a funding mechanism for ECRs planning to visit CCS organisations in China (and around the world). To date, vists by ECRs have taken place to; the UK-China Guangdong CCUS Centre; and Southeast University in Nanjing.