On the April 24th and 25th, the China-UK (Guangdong) CCUS center (Guangdong South Carbon Capture and Storage Industry Center) hosted the 4th international professional workshop for carbon capture, utilization and storage of Guangdong province and other related activities in Guangzhou with the aim of knowledge sharing and capacity building.
Professor Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, joined leaders and experts from more than 20 organisations, such as the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center, Guangdong Development and Reform Commission, the British Consulate General in Guangzhou, the Norway Embassy in Beijing, the Canadian Consulate General in Guangzhou, GCCSI (Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute), UK Financial Climate Investment Funds, Norway Mongstad Technology Center (TCM), Canadian International Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge Center and the Asia Development Bank.
The theme for the workshop was about how to promote innovation and cost reduction through knowledge sharing. Ma Li, the general manager for the South China district of China Resources Power introduced the construction schedule of the Haifeng carbon capture test platform. He said, the project is expected to put into operation by the end of 2018, it will use membrane-based and the amine-based carbon capture technology, and will set up a professional operating company to operate the first carbon capture technology test platform in Asia.
Professor Jon Gibbins delivered a talk on the development of the post- combustion carbon capture technology, and emphasized the importance of coal- fired power plant carbon capture technology for China, and the importance of international cooperation to nearly zero emissions technology.
During his trip to Guangdong, Jon Gibbins was interviewed by Innovation Daily. You can see his interview at 5 mins and 21 seconds. You may need to enable Flash to view the video, if not you can follow this link to view the video.)