Climate Change Research ›› 2020, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (5): 609-616.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2019.110

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Potential and prospect of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the main Belt and Road Initiative countries

SUN Li-Li, CUI Hui-Juan(), GE Quan-Sheng   

  1. Key Laboratory of Land Surface Patterns and Simulation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2019-05-16 Revised:2019-08-12 Online:2020-09-30 Published:2020-09-30
  • Contact: CUI Hui-Juan


Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is regarded as a very promising technology to reduce CO2 emission worldwide. It is a win-win strategy to coordinate economic development and environment to achieve effective carbon storage without changing the energy structure. The potential and prospects of CCUS technology are analyzed in the main Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries in this paper, based on the mechanism of CO2 storage in different formation, and a new evaluation method of CO2 storage capacity. The result shows that the main BRI countries have great CO2 storage potential of around 620 Gt. Currently, although CCUS technology is in the initial stage, with the support of government investment and policies, it will make a great contribution to the development of green and low-carbon economy in these countries.

Key words: Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), CO2 storage capacity, Evaluation method, Climate change

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