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CO2 ‘conversion’ key to China decarbonisation

Chinese-Canadian firm says high costs of CCUS can be mitigated if extracted carbon is used to create valuable products

Wayne Song is the chief executive of C4X Technologies, a Chinese-Canadian carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) company aiming to scale up and commercialise technology that can convert CO2 into useful, value-added products. He spoke to Transition Economist about how CO2 can be captured and separated, with the aim of creating carbon-based products that have real value. Song says this more-affordable route may be the key to implementing decarbonisation in China, and later the rest of the world. Why should the global community be interested in repurposing CO2, in the atmosphere or from industrial smokestacks, into useful products instead of focusing on reducing CO2? Song: When you w

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