Liu et al. (2022): China’s pathways of CO2 capture, utilization and storage under carbon neutrality vision 2060

Guizhen Liu, Bofeng Cai, Qi Li, Xian Zhang, Tao Ouyang IN: Carbon Management, 13:1, 435-449, DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2022.2117648

The study focuses on China’s CCUS pathways, and draws out three key conclusions: (1) in terms of the greenhouse gases emission reductions required to achieve carbon neutrality and based on current technology projections, the CO2 emission reductions to be achieved by CCUS are 0.6 ∼ 1.4 billion tonnes and 1 ∼ 1.8 billion tonnes in 2050 and 2060, respectively; (2) from the perspective of source-sink matching in China, the emission reduction potential provided by CCUS can basically meet the demand of carbon neutrality target (0.6 ∼ 2.1 billion tonnes of CO2); (3) with the development of technologies, the cost of CCUS in China has a great potential to be reduced in the future.