COACH: COoperation Action within CCS CHina-EU
The COACH project aims at establishing broad cooperation between China and the EU in the field of CCS (CO2 Capture and Storage). It will prepare the ground for implementation in China of large-scale polygeneration energy facilities with options for coal based electric power generation as well as production of hydrogen and synthetic fuels. For these facilities, CO2 capture and geological storage (including use for enhanced oil or gas recovery) constitute an inherent and decisive prerequisite.
COACH addresses 3 issues:
- Coal gasification for appropriate polygeneration schemes with CO2 capture and storage,
- Identification of reliable geological storage capabilities of CO2 in China,
- Societal anchorage including legal regulatory and public issues.
COACH is partially funded by EU under the 6th Framework Program.