How faculty research has led to the formulation of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage policy in China.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) is a key technology in climate change mitigation. Research conducted at the University of Edinburgh Business School since 2012 has helped to make CCUS a reality for the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases: China. Techno-economic and policy research at the Business School led to the formulation of national CCUS policy in China. It also led to the establishment of the first carbon-capture technology innovation platform in Asia, the 20kt Guangdong Carbon Capture Technology Centre (GCCT), a 100kt full-chain CCUS project in Yanchang Petroleum, and the first iron and steel carbon capture pilot in Xinjiang (100kt).


Francisco Ascui Headshot

Francisco Ascui

Senior Lecturer in Business and Climate Change

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Matthew Brander

Senior Lecturer in Carbon Accounting and Director, MSc Carbon Finance

Richard Harrison Headshot

Richard Harrison

Chair in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Kathi Kaesehage Headshot

Kathi Kaesehage

Lecturer in Climate Change and Business Strategy

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Xi Liang

Previously the Senior Lecturer in Energy Finance & Director, Centre for Business and Climate Change

Mengfei Jiang

Research Fellow

Qianguo Lin

Professorial Fellow