Innovation: Cooperation Action Within Ccs China-Eu

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The objective of COACH is to start a strong and durable cooperation between Europe and China to respond to the fast growing energy demand of China. Based on European technologies it will prepare the ground for implementation of large-scale polygeneration energy facilities and including options for coal based electric power generation as well as production of hydrogen and possibly synthetic fuels and provisions for heat integration with surrounding industries. In this endeavour CO2 capture and permanent geological storage - including use for enhanced oil or gas recovery - constitute an inherent and decisive prerequisite. As such, COACH addresses topics of particular interest to developing countries and refers to the call identifier FP6-2005-Energy-4, Priority 6.1.3.2.6.

Addressing polygeneration schemes COACH will thus refer to the FP6/IP DYNAMIS project. COACH will also draw on other on-going projects, in particular GEOCAPACITY. COACH addresses 3 issues: Coal gasification for appropriate coal-based polygeneration schemes combined with carbon capture and storage; Identification of reliable geological storage capabilities of CO2 in China; Societal anchorage, including legal, regulatory, funding and economic aspects, and public issues. To reach such objectives, COACH comprises 4 workpackages, co-lead by European and Chinese, partners addressing respectively the knowledge sharing and capacity building issues, the identification of appropriate CO2 capture and storage technologies and then providing recommendations and guidelines for implementation.

A fifth workpackage is dedicated to the overall management of the project. To operate those workpackages and reach the above stated objectives, COACH involves 20 participants among which 12 European partners issued from public and private sectors (research, academia, industry, including 1 SME), from 5 different Member States/Associated States, as well as 8 Chinese partners among which 2 companies and 5 RTD providers.

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The COACH project was launched on 1 November 2006 for a period of 3 years, as part of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Commission which partly funded its activity. Gathering 20 partners comprising 8 Chinese partners and 12 European partners, the COACH project was conceived as contributing to the first phase of the Near Zero Emission Coal fired power plants (NZEC) programme, a three phase programme developed between the European Union and China and aiming at combating climate change by enabling the deployment in China of thermal power plants equipped with CO2 capture and storage (CCS) facilities.

The objective of the COACH project was to initiate a strong and durable cooperation between Europe and China in the domain of clean coal-based power generation to respond to the fast growing energy demand of China while reducing its impact on the climate. Taking advantage of the combination of European and Chinese technologies, the COACH project was conceived as a first step preparing the ground for enabling the implementation of large-scale poly-generation energy power generation facilities including options for coal based electric power generation including the production of synthetic fuels and provisions for heat integration with surrounding industries.

In this endeavour, CO2 capture and permanent geological storage - including use for enhanced oil or gas recovery - constitute an inherent and decisive prerequisite of the project. Though technically feasible, the associated production of hydrogen and its further utilisation was decided to not be addressed in the project.

COACH has dealt with three techno-economic issues:
(1) coal gasification for appropriate coal-based poly-generation schemes combined with CO2 capture and storage;
(2) identification of CO2 emission sources of interest as well as reliable geological storage capabilities of CO2 in the Bohai basin located in the Shandong province and schemes for transport infrastructure connecting sources to sinks;
(3) legal, regulatory, funding and economic aspects.
In addition to that, COACH organised activities for contributing to the sharing of knowledge between China and Europe and the building of Chinese capacity.

A logo was designed to illustrate the willingness of developing a tight cooperation between Europe and China on climate change issues. The issue of climate change is clear enough since in COACH, CO2 can be easily read. Europe is symbolised by the blue background, the yellow letters and the stars. China is symbolised by the Chinese characters right in the middle of the logo. The cooperation is illustrated first by the intersection of roman and Chinese characters and by the fact that the Chinese characters mean cooperation. A collaborative website created within the first year of the project was used to exchange data and information between the partners. During the second year of the project a public website has been also created. Its address is the following: http://www.co2-coach.com/ .

A number of recommendations were made as a result, including that the work on capture cost benchmarking should be extended to consider the impact of having both methanol and electricity as product streams, and that a sustained campaign of geological assessment is required to progress from the current high-level scoping study to a point where selection of a storage site will be possible.

It was also recommended that further storage site work should focus upon the Dagang oilfield province, the Shengli oilfield province and the saline formations of the Huimin sub-basin. Further work on the Kailuan mining area should wait until there is a further assessment of the implications of CO2 storage on the economic value of the coal. However, most importantly, in future work, attention should be given to identifying and avoiding potential conflicts of interest.

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This innovation is the result of the project

Title: Cooperation Action Within Ccs China-Eu

Acronym: 
COACH

Runtime: 
01.11.2006 to 31.10.2009

Status: 
completed project

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IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

(France)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: Mr. KALAYDJIAN Francois

Website: http://www.ifpenergiesnouvelles.com

Phone: +33-147526440

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ALSTOM POWER LTD

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Dr. POLLARD David

Website: http://power.alstom.com

Phone: +44-01162855619

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ATANOR

(France)

Contact person: Mr. MARTIN Gerard Henri

Phone: +33-478512792

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BP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Mr. WRIGHT Iain

Website: http://www.bp.com

Phone: +44-1932768262

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DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE

(Denmark)

Contact person: Mr. CHRISTENSEN Niels Peter

Website: http://www.geus.dk

Phone: +45-38142153

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ETUDES ET PRODUCTIONS SCHLUMBERGER

(France)

Contact person: Mr. VU HOANG Dat

Website: http://www.slb.com

Phone: +33-145372546

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GREENGEN COMPANY LTD

(China)

Contact person: Dr. SU Wenbin

Website: http://www.greengen.com.cn

Phone: +86-10-58733398

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INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING THERMOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

(China)

Contact person: Dr. HONGGUANG JIN Hongguang

Website: http://www.etp.ac.cn

Phone: +86-13601155373

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INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

(China)

Contact person: Dr. ZENG Rongshu

Website: http://www.igcas.ac.cn

Phone: +86-10-62008007

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KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

(Sweden)

Contact person: Prof. YAN Jerry Jinyue

Website: http://www.kth.se

Phone: +46-8790652846730596688

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L'AIR LIQUIDE S.A

(France)

Contact person: Dr. DAVID Marc

Phone: +33-139076203

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Ms. VINCENT Ceri

Website: http://www.bgs.ac.uk

Phone: +44-1159363318

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RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM EXP. & DEV. - PETROCHINA

(China)

Contact person: Dr. DING Guosheng

Phone: +86-10-69213415

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SERVICES PETROLIERS SCHLUMBERGER

(France)

Contact person: Mr. VU HOANG Dat

Phone: +33-145372546

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SHELL INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLES BV

(Netherlands)

Contact person: Dr. HEIDUG Wolf

Phone: +31-703772990

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SINTEF ENERGI AS

(Norway)

Contact person: Dr. HETLAND Jens

Website: http://www.sintef.no

Phone: +47-73597764

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STATOIL ASA

(Norway)

Contact person: Dr. TORP Tore A.

Website: http://www.statoil.com

Phone: +47-90103354

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THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE FOR CHINA'S AGENDA 21

(China)

Contact person: LI GAO Gao

Website: http://www.acca21.org.cn

Phone: +86-10-82635345

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THERMAL POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

(China)

Contact person: Dr. XU Shisen

Website: http://www.tpri.com.cn

Phone: +86-29-82102309

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TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

(China)

Contact person: Dr. CHEN Wenying

Phone: +86-10-62772756

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ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY

(China)

Contact person: Prof. ZHONGYANG Luo

Website: http://www.zju.edu.cn

Phone: +86-57187952440

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