China’s net-zero target calls for cutting CO2 by 1.8 billion tonnes through CCS

China is increasingly relying on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to reduce CO2 emissions and enhance oil recovery to achieve its net-zero target while maintaining current oil and gas production.

Yuan Shiyi of the Chinese Academy of Engineering told the 7th International Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Forum in Beijing last week that CCS is the only solution to decarbonise fossil fuel production and China will need to cut up to 400 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030 through CCS technology to achieve peak CO2 emissions that year.