The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology has reportedly announced a plan to reduce industrial emissions through carbon capture, utilization and storage. Part of an ongoing five-year effort, the plan evidently describes current gaps in China’s carbon capture technology and recommends several avenues for future development.
In particular, the plan seeks to build between 30 and 50 metric tons of carbon capture capacity each year through 2015 as well as expand the use of carbon dioxide in enhanced oil and coalbed methane extraction. It also calls on the government to develop a pipeline network to transport carbon dioxide and “to improve methodology, monitoring, and early warning mechanisms for safe carbon dioxide storage,” according to media sources. See Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Reporter, March 14, 2013.