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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
Dmitry Kovalevsky (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
Dmitry Kovalevsky (editor)

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Fischertwiete 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

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Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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SWOC Analysis on CCS: A Case for Oxy-fuel Combustion CO2 Capture System

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 1(4) (2013) 333--343 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2013.11.003

M.Y. Han$^{1}$, Q. Yang$^{2}$,$^{3}$,$^{4}$, X.D. Wu$^{1}$, T.H. Wu$^{2}$,$^{3}$, G.Q. Chen$^{1}$,$^{2}$,$^{4}$

$^{1}$ Laboratory of Systems Ecology, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

$^{2}$ Hubei Key Laboratory of Industrial Fume & Dust Pollution Control, Jianghan University, Wuhan, 430056, China

$^{3}$ State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

$^{4}$ Department of New Energy Science and Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

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Abstract

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has drawn worldwide attentions as a low-carbon technology alternative. Though China is deemed as a key player in the global context to slash CO2, the future of CCS in China is still highly uncertain. This study presents an overview for CCS development in China and gives detailed analyses on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints (SWOC) on CCS. Taking oxy-fuel combustion CO2 capture system as a case in this study, much of the uncertainties rest in the lack of clarity about the technical mechanisms and high costs in air separation unit (ASU), given the fact that small-scale post-combustion and pre-combustion capture systems have been applied in industrial processes. Under such cir- cumstances, high costs, immature technologies, lack of regulatory framework, and insufficiency of international collaboration are identi-fied as the major factors affecting the development of CCS in China. Extensive attentions should be focused on these aspects, in particular the high costs and immature technologies coupled with CO2 capture.

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by the open foundation of Hubei Key Laboratory of Industrial Fume & Dust Pollution Control (HBIK2013-03), the State Key Program for Basic Research (973 Program, grant no.2013CB228102), the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 51306067) and Scientific Research Program of Agriculture Public Welfare Profession of China (grant no. 201303095).

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