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Report: Opportunities for hydrogen production with CCUS in China

Report: Opportunities for hydrogen production with CCUS in China

http://pt.china-embassy.gov.cn/kjjl/202211/P020221119069461856452.pdf In a 75 page report in English distributed through the International Energy Agency IAE the China’s Hydrogen Alliance offers scenarios to use hydrogen produced from coal…

China puts a new focus on wetland ecosystem protection

https://english.news.cn/20221107/d79bf0b9f13841308a0e3c3696356cc9/c.html including video China, in 1992, became a party to the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental agreement dedicated to the conservation and rational use of wetland ecosystems. Since…

China’s CO2 emissions per GDP become less

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/0616/c95952-10110637.html According to initial calculations, China’s CO2 emissions per unit of GDP in 2021 was 3.8% lower than the previous year, and 50.8% lower than the cumulative…

China explores new ways to store surplus green energy

China explores new ways to store surplus green energy

https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/mutimedia_news/202211/t20221101_322480.shtml https://www.cas.cn/syky/202211/t20221101_4853393.shtml https://www.cas.cn/cm/202210/t20221011_4850552.shtml The proper use of green energy from wind or solar farms requires appropriate storage of surplus electricity. Current solutions for such “power banks” are…

100 MW Liquid Flow Battery Energy Storage and Peaking Power Station connected to the grid in Dalian

100 MW Liquid Flow Battery Energy Storage and Peaking Power Station connected to the grid in Dalian

https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/mutimedia_news/202211/t20221101_322480.shtml https://www.cas.cn/syky/202211/t20221101_4853393.shtml The first phase of a mega power storage project has been put into operation in Dalian and connected to the grid. With a final storage…

China’s largest wind turbine starts operation in Yunnan Province

China’s largest wind turbine starts operation in Yunnan Province

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/1114/c95952-10170817.html The F29 wind turbine has a single installed capacity of 6.7 MW, a hub height of 110 meters, a blade diameter of 191 meters, and a…

China goes for “wetland parks” to protect ecosystems

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/1111/c95952-10170217.html The 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance as Waterfowl Habitat (commonly known as the “Ramsar Convention”) held its…

World Energy Blue Paper: China leads the world in offshore wind energy

World Energy Blue Paper: China leads the world in offshore wind energy

https://spc.jst.go.jp/news/221102/topic_1_04.html The World Energy Blue Paper: World Energy Development Report (2022) was released on November 6. According to the data in the Blue Book, China’s installed capacity…

China’s Tokamak HL-2M exceeds 1 MAmpere

China’s Tokamak HL-2M exceeds 1 MAmpere

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/1021/c95952-10161714.html According to a press release of the CORE Group Nuclear Industry Southwest Institute of Physics, Tokamak HL-2M plasma current capability is over 2.5 MAmperes, and the…

TanSat satellites monitor anthropogenic CO2 emissions

http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/1025/c90000-10163356.html https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00376-022-2237-5 BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) — China’s carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat has produced its first batch of human-caused carbon dioxide emission (CO2) signatures, offering a…

Second generation Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) celebrates 2nd birthday

Second generation Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) celebrates 2nd birthday

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/1014/c94475-10158554.html YYc, a second generation Yangtze finless porpoise, recently celebrated its second birth. It was bred in a completely artificial environment at the CAS Institute of Aquatic…

CAS Institute of Zoology develops AI-based acoustic wildlife monitoring system

https://www.cas.cn/syky/202210/t20221014_4851118.shtml For a long time, wildlife monitoring has been a difficult area for biodiversity monitoring, especially for birds, songbirds and other animal groups that cannot be easily…

Solar field at 4000 m altitude opened in Sichuan

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/1017/c95952-10159921.html The first power generation unit of the Xingchuan Photovoltaic Power Plant started operation. It is located on a grassland at an elevation of approximately 4,000 meters…

100 MW compressed air energy storage plant connected to grid

100 MW compressed air energy storage plant connected to grid

https://www.cas.cn/cm/202210/t20221011_4850552.shtml Photo by CAS Institute of Engineering Thermophysics China’s first 100 MW demonstration power plant with compressed air energy storage was connected to the grid in Zhangjiakou,…

Atlas of wildlife in SW China

Atlas of wildlife in SW China

https://english.news.cn/20221009/21154851e6764163905ed667516ff009/c.html Chinese experts from the CAS Kunming Institute of Zoology have published an Atlas of Wildlife in Southwest China. It consists of five volumes, systematically depicts and…

China launches new 2,000 t wind power generation platform

China launches new 2,000 t wind power generation platform

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/0929/c95952-10153467.html A new-generation 2,000-ton class offshore wind power generation platform, the “White Crane and Sea” 白鶴灘 was was launched on September 28. The “White Crane and Sea”…

Clean hydrogen could be a major energy carrier in China by 2060: US-China study

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-022-01114-6 https://english.news.cn/20221001/63a59b1114df4621a985105003d11e04/c.html According to a joint study by Nankai University and Harvard University, green hydrogen by 2060 could be both a major energy carrier and feedstock that…

Chinese companies build wind farms and solar fields in Jordan

http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0930/c90000-10153930.html China’s Three Gorges International Corporation (CTGI) has built and acquired a wind farm in Shobak, Jordan. which was put into operation in 2021 with an installed capacity…

China starts first 10 kt green hydrogen iron-making project

The project is jointly done by the Angang Group, the CAS Institute of Process Engineering), the CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Shanghai University and others. It…

Greening the Gobi desert under a photovoltaic umbrella

Greening the Gobi desert under a photovoltaic umbrella

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/0924/c94638-10151318.html A view of the site of the 500,000-kW class photovoltaic industrialization project for combating desertification by Gansu Yiheng New Energy Co. (Photo by Li Yalong) In…

High-level S&T meeting between China and Japan on zero CO2 emissions

The “2021-22 China-Japan High-Level Researchers Exchange Meeting (Decarbonization and Growth),” jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)…

About the sugar uptake in Clostridium thermocellum: CAS QIBEBT

About the sugar uptake in Clostridium thermocellum: CAS QIBEBT

https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/life/202209/t20220926_320785.shtml CUI Qiu and colleagues from the CAS Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) have combined genetic approaches and various biophysical techniques to identify the sugar transporters…

McDonald open first “zero-carbon” restaurant in Beijing

McDonald open first “zero-carbon” restaurant in Beijing

http://j.people.com.cn/n3/2022/0922/c95952-10150439.html McDonald’s China announced the official opening of its Beijing McDonald’s Shougangyuan drive-thru restaurant on September 20. This is also China’s first “zero carbon restaurant. The store…

Chinese consortium releases “Carbon planet beta” digital earth

Chinese consortium releases “Carbon planet beta” digital earth

http://m.stdaily.com/index/kejixinwen/202209/90adabf19bee493abf8d77cc74cf9fab.shtml At the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFT), StellarView and a team from Tsinghua University have presented a digital earth model with near real-time…

China’s first million ton class CCUS operation startet at Shengli oil field

China’s first million ton class CCUS operation startet at Shengli oil field

https://www.recordchina.co.jp/b900369-s6-c20-d0189.html According to China Petrochemical Corporation, China’s first million-ton class CCUS (Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization, and Storage) project at the Qilu Petrochemical – Shengli Oil Field started…

CAS launches AI initiative for biodiversity conservation

https://www.cas.cn/cm/202208/t20220829_48 https://www.cas.cn/cm/202208/t20220829_4845927.shtml   The CAS Institute of Automation, the Beijing Representative Office of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the International Governance Institute of Artificial…

China will establish national and local carbon emission statistics in 2023

http://jp.xinhuanet.com/20220820/849a7f3f6ffd4d22b4f0d9d35e6dcd83/c.html According to the Development and Reform Commission, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the Ministry of Ecology a national and local carbon emissions accounting system will…

Strategies for eco-restoration in China

https://www.cas.cn/syky/202208/t20220819_4845012.shtml https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01432-3 The CAS Ecology Center has used data from literature, natural resource inventories, public databases, and policy documents to assess the climate change mitigation capacity of…

2022/08 Yanchang Petroleum will start up 500,000 t coal to fuel ethanol plant in September 2022

2022/08 Yanchang Petroleum will start up 500,000 t coal to fuel ethanol plant in September 2022

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202207/26/WS62df3ea0a310fd2b29e6e57b.html The technology used at the plant, which is located in Yulin, Shaanxi province, has been developed by the CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics. It uses…

10,000-ton coal-acetic acid – MMA project commissioned in Xinjiang

https://www.cas.cn/syky/202208/t20220804_4843853.shtml A demonstration plant of a 10,000-ton coal-based methanol-acetic acid to methyl methacrylate (MMA) process was put into operation in Hami, Xinjiang. The technology was developed by…

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