China says first CCS project cut 40k tons of CO2

China’s first carbon capture and storage project has captured more than 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide, according to Chinese state media reports. The CCS demonstration project at a coal plant […]

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By Vicky Ellis

China’s first carbon capture and storage project has captured more than 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide, according to Chinese state media reports.

The CCS demonstration project at a coal plant in North China’s Inner Mongolia cut back a significant chunk of carbon in the past 15 months, operators told Xinhua news agency.

Begun by Chinese state-owned energy firm Shenhua Group, the world’s largest coal firm, the project captures CO2 in saline aquifers. It aims to store 300,000 tons of CO2 by June 2014, an engineer told Xinhua.