On Thursday, China’s first-ever offshore million-ton carbon storage assignment was put into operation in the South China Sea, per the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).
The assignment is specifically designed to store over 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), which equals planting almost 14 million trees, per the firm.
The assignment, serving the Enping 15-1 oil platform 200 km to the southwest of Shenzhen, captures as well as processes CO2 from oilfields and injects CO2 into a dome-shaped geological structure that lies at a depth of approximately 800 meters below the seabed and approximately 3 km from the platform.
The operation of the assignment indicates China’s achievement in acquiring a robust set of equipment and technologies for processing, capturing, injecting, monitoring, and storing CO2 at sea.
China’s first offshore million-tonne carbon storage project put into use. Source: CGTN / YouTube.
Besides, it introduces a new avenue for the country to meet the “dual carbon” target of securing carbon neutrality by 2060 and peaking carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, the firm declared.
Based on this project, CNOOC has embarked on China’s first-ever 10-million-ton storage cluster and carbon capture assignment in Guangdong Province, Huizhou, and is expected to capture the CO2 let out in the Daya Bay and then ship it to the area of Pearl River Mouth Basin Sea for storage purposes.
References: ChinaDaily, Global Times
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