There was a significant moment yesterday for global CCS research and development as Jon Gibbins (UKCCSRC), Stuart Haszeldine (SCCS) and Xueping Peng (GEDI) exchanged a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mark the 10th anniversary of the UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre.
Caroline Wilson DCMG, British Ambassador to China, and Shaokang Zhang, Vice Governor of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, were also present to applaud this important reaffirmation of China/UK climate change mitigation cooperation, with the Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP, Minister of State (Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero), remotely delivering one of the event’s opening speeches.
The UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre is a non-profit organisation initiated by Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute Co. Ltd. of China Energy Engineering Group (GEDI), UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and Scottish CCS Centre (SCCS), to advance the development of CCUS technologies and other near-zero emission solutions in China, aiming to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and address the pressing challenges presented by climate change.
Following ten years of successful collaboration, GEDI, UKCCSRC and SCCS agreed to extend their MoU for another ten years, focusing their efforts on the following critical areas:
- Providing independent expert advice for policymakers and regulators
- Fostering CCUS-related research and development collaboration
- Facilitating knowledge exchange between CCUS projects and clusters
- Accelerating the strengthening of the supply chain to reduce costs
- Supporting the successful deployment of CCUS
- Promoting ‘best practice’ communication across all facets of CCUS