Over the last few years we have witnessed a significant growth in the amount of CCS projects in China. CCS is gradually becoming a cornerstone I China's strategy for a sustainable growth model. CCS is included in the Five Year Plan. R&D is supported actively in programmes. The plan also states China's aim of developing new CCSU technologies and indigenous intellectual property rights. Roadmaps for technology development and guidelines for CCS are being developed. China shows an accelerating number of research publications on CCUS since 2005.
NDRC, National Development and Reform Commission, the leading policy making institution in China, and MOST, Ministry of Science and Technology, are the leading governmental tools for the support for this development.
Japan had before the nuclear power accident in 2011 a quite ambitious roadmap for reducing GHG emissions. Since 2011 CCS R&D has suffered from a lack of attention and priority. The R&D projects before the accident are going on, and some few new initiatives have started. Both capture and storage R&D and demonstration projects are being conducted. The leading ministry for the CCS support is METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). Leading institutions are Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University and RITE (Research Institute for Innovative Technologies for the Earth). Mitsubishi has led the way for commercial capture technologies since early 1990'ies.
Innovation Norway in Beijing and Tokyo has made this report for Gassnova.
Gassnova CCS report_China_Japan_byIN-v01.pdf