US-China Cooperation

On June 23, 2015, the Report of the US-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) to the 7th Round of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue was held in Washington DC. Under the CCWG CCUS initiative, the United States and China are working together to accelerate the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and CCUS in both countries through joint efforts on large, integrated demonstration projects.

Guangdong Offshore CCUS Project (GOCCUS) is included in the NDRC and US DOEs Climate Change Working Group (CCWG), recommended by partners of the US Department of Energy. The project is operated by CNOOC and China Resources Power, led and coordinated by the Guangdong CCUS Centre (GDCCUSC), and jointly funded by the UK Government. It remains the only project that is jointly developed by China, UK and US.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Teaming Relationship was signed on June 22, 2015 related to Guangdong Offshore Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Project (GOCCUS) in China. This international collaboration is conducive to future efforts in reduction of carbon emissions through capturing CO2 from power and industrial sources in coastal areas and storing it in offshore sedimentary basins.

Further collaboration projects planning activities were scheduled in August 2015.