More than 50 domestic and foreign scientists gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on March 18 to update advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

The function was held by the Vietnam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, the Vietnam Petroleum Institute and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.

Nguyen Dac Hong, Director of the Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, said under the National Target Programme on Climate Change Response, there are a number of researches into ways to reduce CO2 emission, of which CCS is an important one.

At the seminar, foreign experts shared solutions that have been applied by developed countries.

They also suggested areas with geological features suitable for CCS activities in Vietnam.

Participants also tabled the CCS commercialisation, which is encountering financial, technological, environmental and political barriers, and the scenario that the storage fails and carbon is released into the environment.-VNA