China and UK forge ties on carbon capture

China and UK forge ties on carbon capture

Date: 27 Sep 2013

Source:  Business Green

Accessibility: Publicly available

The UK and China are set to work together to develop low-carbon technologies, in a ground-breaking collaboration on carbon capture and utilisation and storage (CCUS). Scientists from both countries will today sign in London a 10-year memorandum of understanding that aims to advance knowledge around the emerging technology. Progress on the development of CCS has been painfully slow, with no countries yet operating a demonstration project. The new collaboration will aim to launch CCUS demonstration in technologies in China, within three to five years. Partners in the project consist of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, Guangdong Low-carbon Technology and Industry Research Centre and the Clean Fossil Energy Development Institute. "Climate change is a global problem that requires global collaboration, and this initiative will help build stronger relationships," said UKCCSRC director, Professor Jon Gibbins in a statement.