Progress by the Guangdong offshore CO₂ project has been highlighted in the latest strategic talks between the US and China as one of two "top achievements" in developing carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, as part of cooperation on climate change and energy.
The Guangdong offshore carbon capture, utilisation and storage (GOCCUS) project, which was initiated by the UK and Chinese governments through the UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre, was recognised for the progress being made on its detailed engineering design.
The project is one of six pairs of CCUS demonstration projects being supported by the US Department of Energy and the National Development and Reform Commission of China.
Ongoing CCUS activities supported by the two nations also include knowledge exchange, site visits and researcher exchanges.
The Centre itself, which is part of a broader UK-China collaboration in which SCCS is a founding partner, is also making good progress in developing its research portfolio and supporting academic collaboration.
It was established in 2013 after the signing of a ten-year agreement on research collaboration between Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS), the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), Guangdong Low-carbon Technology and Industry Research Centre (GDLRC) and the Clean Fossil Energy Development Institute (CFEDI). Its core function is to develop CCUS technologies and other near-zero emission demonstration projects.
US-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track (note 47)