Analysis of Global CCS Technology, Regulations and Its Potential for Emission Reduction with Focus on China

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Fan, Ying ; Zhu, Lei ; Zhang, Xiaobing (2011)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Advances in Climate Change Research, volume 2, issue 2, pages 57-66 (issn: 1674-9278)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3724/sp.j.1248.2011.00057
  • Subject: Environmental Sciences

This paper introduces the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, the progress in CCS demonstration projects, and regulations and policies related to CCS. Barriers and limitations for the large-scale deployment of CCS are discussed. CCS and different technological solutions for emission reduction (e.g., energy conservation and renewable energy) are compared. The analysis shows that China should carefully evaluate the negative impacts of CCS deployment and needs to enhance the research and development input in CCS in order to master core technologies of CCS systems. Furthermore, CCS incentives should depend on actual CCS development. Based on the current situation, China may need to focus on retrofitting existing thermal power plants with CCS technology, so CCS can be promoted for future large-scale application. Fan, Y., L. Zhu, and X. Zhang, 2011: Analysis of global CCS technology, regulations and its potential for emission reduction with focus on China. Adv. Clim. Change Res., 2 (2), doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1248.2011.00057.
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