CAGS2 Workshop 3 was held in Wuhan from 18-20 November 2014 to wrap up the project and discuss opportunities for future Australia-China engagement in the geological storage of CO2. The workshop was hosted by China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).
The workshop was attended by about 30 delegates from Australia and China. Selected participants were invited to share their knowledge and expertise during the workshop. Presenters from China included the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 (under MOST), Center for Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology Survey (under China Geological Survey), China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics (under Chinese Academy of Sciences), Xinjiang University, Shangxi Yangchang Petroleum Group, Sinopec Petroleum Engineering & Consulting Corporation, Institute of Huaneng Clean Energy Research and China CBM Group. Overseas participants included the Department of Industry, Geoscience Australia, and Global CCS Institute.
The workshop covered the current CCS status and projects in China and Australia, final reporting from five research projects and CAGS achievements and impact. An open floor discussion was held at the end of the workshop on possible future collaborations between Australia and China. This was a lively discussion and many new opportunities for collaboration and ongoing engagement were identified.
Feedback from China participants indicated a strong desire to continue the collaboration on capacity building in CCS with Australia. The workshop was highly successful in achieving its desired outcomes. In the words of Dr Peng, Deputy Director General of ACCA21, "CAGS - China Australia Great Success!".