The Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage in China

The International Energy Agency (IEA), released last year a report investigating the potential for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in China; ‘Ready for CCS retrofit: The potential for equipping China’s existing coal fleet with carbon capture and storage’.

As noted by the report’s lead author, Simon Bennett, a CO2 capture policy and techno-economic expert at the IEA, retrofitting CCS on existing coal-fired power stations in China represents a major opportunity for significant emission reductions. The report finds that about 310 gigawatts (GW) of existing coal fired power capacity in China meet a number of basic criteria for being suitable for a retrofit, thus indicating that there are many potential CCS opportunities in China to be acted upon.

To learn more about where and what CCS potentials there are in China, please click here to access the full report.


The International Energy Agency (IEA), 2016.

Featured image: The International Energy Agency (IEA), 2016.