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Yulin Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: Shenhua Group, Dow Chemicals

Location: Yulin, NW Shaanxi Province, China

Start Date: 2020

Size: 2-3 Mt/yr

CO2 Source: Coal to chemical plant (new build)

Storage: Onshore deep saline aquifers


None available at this time


Shenhua and Dow would likely form a 50:50 joint-venture company to build and operate the project which is planned to produce a large number of different chemicals. This project is still in the early stages of development. The project application report was submitted to the Chinese government towards the end of 2010 and the project is currently running pre-feasibility studies.

Yulin city lies in an area with large scale coal and natural gas deposits and it is thought that this project would bring economic benefits and energy production to this area.

Project Link: China to launch first CCS project (April 2009)

Other Sources and Press Releases:
The World’s Single Largest Chemical Project Settles in Yulin Shenhua Dow Yulin Circular Economy Comprehensive Utilization of Coal Project Lays Foundation (November 2009)
Shenhua and Dow to invest $10bn in Yulin chemicals complex (November 2009)
Shenhua group website