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Sino-German-Conference 2013

3rd Sino-German Conference 21-22 May 2013 in Goslar, Germany

Under the theme "Underground Storage of Energy" professionals from academia and industry will discuss the future of deep underground space technologies for integrated energy and environmental utilization.

CO2 emission in China increased from 2500 Mt in 1991 to 6200 Mt in 2008, thus making China the world´s largest CO2 emitting country, while Germany, with 800 Mt per year, the largest emitter in Europe. Both countries are together responsible for approximately 23% of the total CO2 global emission (20 and 3% for China and Germany, respectively). From a global point of view, CCS Technology in cooperation with China (68% primary energy consumption of carbon) could significantly contribute to environmental protection. Both countries plan to reduce CO2 emissions in spite of the continuous growth. Germany wants to reduce its emission by 40% until 2020 and China’s target is to reduce its carbon intensity by 40 to 45% till 2020 compared with the 2005 level.

Although to date China possesses only 6 natural gas storages in porous media with a working gas volume of 1.0 billion m3 in operation, it also owns 14 storages of natural gas in salt caverns with a working gas volume of approx. 380 million m3 belong to a subproject of the famous West-East Pipeline Project consisting of exploitation and leaching caverns in Jintan (located between Shanghai and Nanjin). China will catch up  significantly with Germany’s working gas volume within the next years. With regard to the third phase of the strategic oil reserves as well as the rapid rise of petroleum usage, China is compelled to construct much more storages of crude oil and natural gas than Germany in the foreseeable future.

Via a targeted cooperation in the above mentioned "Energy and Environmental” topics, a Sino-German Network of science & technology, public authorities and industry has been established by the support of both governments (China/Germany).

The 3rd Sino-German Conference “Underground Storage of CO2 and Energy” was succesfully held on 21-23 May 2013 in Goslar, Germany.

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