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Hengwei Liu

Hengwei Liu

Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010

 

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Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2009–2010; Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008–2009

 

 

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2011

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July 2011

"Preparing to Ramp up Large-scale CCS Demonstrations: An Engineering-economic Assessment of CO2 Pipeline Transportation in China"

Journal Article, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, issue 4, volume 5

By Hengwei Liu, Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010 and Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board

An integrated carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) system requires safe and cost-efficient solutions for transportation of the CO2 from the capturing facility to the location of storage. While growing efforts in China are underway to understand CO2 capture and storage, comparatively less attention has been paid to CO2 transportation issues. Also, to the best of our knowledge, there are no publicly available China-specific cost models for CO2 pipeline transportation that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. This paper has been developed to determine a first-order estimate of China's cost of onshore CO2 pipeline transportation.

 

 

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2010/2011

"Advancing Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China: A Global Learning Laboratory"

Journal Article, China Environment Series, issue 11

By Craig A. Hart and Hengwei Liu, Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010

China's dependency on coal fuels the country's phenomenal economic growth but at a major cost to the country's air and water quality, ultimately threatening human health and the country's continued economic growth. The Chinese government's efforts to put China onto a cleaner, low carbon development path have been substantial; however China's pollution and greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow. In an attempt to develop its own advanced coal generation technologies to improve the country's air quality and energy efficiency, the Chinese government is investing heavily in gasification and other technologies that can be employed in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) applications. This investment has turned China into a global laboratory for CCS pilot projects, attracting foreign governments, multilateral institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and business partners.

 

2010

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January 2010

"Catalyzing Strategic Transformation to a Low-carbon Economy: A CCS Roadmap for China"

Journal Article, Energy Policy, issue 1, volume 38

By Hengwei Liu, Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010 and Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board

China now faces the three hard truths of thirsting for more oil, relying heavily on coal, and ranking first in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Given these truths, two key questions must be addressed to develop a low-carbon economy: how to use coal in a carbon-constrained future? How to increase domestic oil supply to enhance energy security? Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) may be a technological solution that can deal with today's energy and environmental needs while enabling China to move closer to a low-carbon energy future. This paper has been developed to propose a possible CCS roadmap for China.

 

2009

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February 2009

"Driving Carbon Capture and Storage Forward in China"

Journal Article, Energy Procedia, issue 1, volume 1

By Hengwei Liu, Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010 and Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), as an option in the portfolio of mitigation actions to combat climate change, is expected to have far-reaching implications for China. This paper (1) explores the strategic significance of CCS for China by making an extreme scenario analysis of Chinese power sector in 2030; (2) provides an overview of the recent CCS activities in China; and (3) identifies the major challenges with respect to CCS development in China and put forwards immediate strategies.

 

 

February 24, 2009

Exploring Opportunities and Enabling Technologies for Carbon Capture and Storage in China

Presentation

By Hengwei Liu, Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010

In this presentation, Liu: (1) explores major opportunities for deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies in China; (2) identifies critical enabling technologies for CCS to underpin future Chinese capacity to respond to climate change; (3) and assesses China’s capabilities to develop critical CCS enabling technologies.

 

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