On Oct 30th 2019, NDRC published the revision of “Industry Restructuring Directory (2019 Edition)”, to be enacted since Jan 1st 2020 when the 2011 edition shall be simultaneously abolished.
The “Directory” is composed of the three categories of to be encouraged, restricted and eliminated, involving in total 48 industry sectors and 1477 detailed articles, or more exactly, 821 to be encouraged, 215 for restriction and 441 for elimination. 69 articles are added in comparison to older edition, i.e. 60 more for encouraged, 8 less for restriction and 17 more for elimination. Project other than the said three categories and complying with state laws, regulations and policies will be deemed as allowable and not to include in the “Directory”.
PC and chemical industry have in total 17 articles to be encouraged, what worthy of notice is that carbon dioxide capture & use is listed as article 17, the same as in 2011 edition, remaining the state encouraged project.
CCS & CO2 to High Value Chemicals 2019 will be held on 17 December in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. The conference will discuss China's carbon tax policy outlook in the context of Paris Agreement, low-cost and high-efficiency CO2 capture, enrichment and transportation technologies, CCUS demonstration of large coal chemical, power plants and petrochemical plants and CO2-EOR for enhanced oil recovery experience, CO2 to methanol, olefins, aromatics, gasoline, formic acid, DMF and degradable plastics and other high-value chemicals technology and demonstration progress, food-grade carbon dioxide market research.