This pilot-scale project successfully demonstrated that coal seams in the anthracitic coals of Shanxi Province of China are permeable and stable enough to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and enhance methane production, leading to a clean energy source for China. The project evaluated reservoir properties of selected coal seams of the Qinshui Basin of eastern China and carried out field testing at relatively low CO2 injection rates. The project recommendation was to proceed to a full-scale pilot test at south Qinshui, as the prospect in other coal basins in China is good.
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its Berlin meeting in September 2005.
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