Professor Dongxiao Zhang, associate dean of College of Engineering was interviewed recently by Upstream, the international oil & gas newspaper, on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology.
Professor Dongxiao Zhang
In the interview, Professor Zhang says that China has made headway in the CCS sector, leading the world in some pilot projects, but China’s current CCS projects are policy-driven instead of market-driven, while the key to commercialization lies in cost reduction. The article gave detailed analysis to the cost issue that Professor Zhang raised, and pointed out that despite the many CCS projects undertaken collaboratively by China and other countries, a number of hurdles including regulations, costs and risks must be overcome on the road to commercialization.
According to Upstream, Zhang’s team now provides technical support for China’s first large-scale CO2 storage pilot project built by Shen-hua Group in Inner Mongolia in 2010, before which the only coal-based CCS projects in China involved CO2 capture without storage.
Full article can be viewed at Commercial roadblock in way for China.pdf