Regina, CANADA  - Canadian expertise in the development, construction and operation of commercial scale Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) from the lessons learned at SaskPower's Boundary Dam 3 are (once again) the motivation for two China based organizations to seek guidance and counsel from the International CCS Knowledge Centre in order to accelerate the demonstration of CCUS in China.

This week, the China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) and SINOPEC Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. (SINOPEC Environmental) - have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with the International CCS Knowledge Centre, based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The MOU with CBMA aims to accelerate the development, demonstration and application of CCUS to the building materials industry, to sustain the industry sector viability through reduced greenhouse gas emissions in China. The International CCS Knowledge Centre's extensive experience in commericial and industrial scale CCUS operations will support CBMA in their ongoing efforts in developing and piloting carbon capture applied to the Chinese cement kilns.

The MOU with SINOPEC Environmental aims to accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of CCUS to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide energy security in China. With the knowledge and expertise on CCUS of the full chain project of Boundary Dam the the International CCS Knowledge Centre will support SINOPEC Environmental to further their work on system integration, energy efficieny and performance optimization of carbon capture. 


"We are excited to work together in partnerships with both the China Building Material Academy and SINOPEC Environmental and support the development and deployment of CCUS in China in a concerted effort to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate change." 

- Mike Monea, President & CEO, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Additional MOUs in China

Currently the International CCS Knowledge Centre has four additional MOUs with agencies in China.

  • with the Research Institute of Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Corp. Ltd.; as well as the China National CCUS Centre in Shaanxi  (click here for further details).
  • with the Sinopec Nanjing Research Institute of Chemical Industry and China Huaneng Clean Energy Group (click here for further details).


About China Building Materials Academy

The China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) is the largest state-owned comprehensive research development and design firm of the industry sector in China and operates as the technology innovation platform of the China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), which is the largest comprehensive building materials industry group in China.

CBMA undertakes a large number of research and development programmes of national significance and advances the technology for energy-saving and emission reduction in building materials industry. With dozens of labs and testing centres, CBMA is the standard bearer of the building materials industry sector for technology innovation covering cement, concrete, wall material, glass, ceramics, refractory and new materials.


About SINOPEC Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Engineering Technology Co., Ltd

Sinopec Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. (SINOPEC Environmental) is SINOPEC’s only up-stream subsidiary in energy conservation and environmental engineering business, as a centre to conduct policy study and provide technology support in energy conservation and environment and as well an engineer, procure, construct (EPC) project contractor and technological service provider for comprehensive integrated energy efficiency and environmental projects.  It focuses on environmental technology development and integration, engineering consulting, design, EPC, operation, evaluation, and more.  As one of the pioneers of CCUS developers, it has piloted a 45,000 tonnes/year post-combustion carbon capture system on a coal-fired power plant with resourceful use and storage in an oilfield.