COACHProject ID: 38966
Cooperation Action within CCS China-EU
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 18.104.22.168.6.
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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