GREEN ENERGY MISSION TO CHINA
13-17 JANUARY 2020
BEIJING - NANJING - HANGZHOU

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ERA is the biggest energy research partnership in the UK, with government and industrial funding of £180m to develop new energy research facilities, laboratories and large-scale demonstration projects. 

The visitors from the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) - comprising ten academics and five business development specialists - will be visiting Beijing, Nanjing and Hangzhou during the week.

While in China, ERA academics will be taking part in events hosted by:

• University of Science and Technology Beijing – Monday 13th January
• Tsinghua University, Beijing – Tuesday 14th January
• Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute, Nanjing – Wednesday 15th January
• Zheijang Science and Technology Department, Hangzhou – Thursday 16th January

The representatives from ERA will be discussing their research activities and exploring collaboration opportunities in a number of research areas. These include:

• Wind Energy and Compressed Air Energy Storage
• Artificial Intelligence and Smart Energy
• Decarbonising transport from cars to freight vehicles
• Viability of emerging energy technologies
• Energy integration
• Thermal energy storage for heat, power and mobility
• Hydrothermal carbonisations: wet waste to solid biofuels
• Electro-chemicals and liquid salts

The academic representatives from ERA are:

  • Professor Martin Freer, ERA Director, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Seamus Garvey, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Colin Snape, University of Nottingham
  • Professor George Zheng Chen, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Jon McKechnie, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Ming Li, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Murray Thomson, Loughborough University
  • Professor Zhong Fan, Keele University

The professional services and business development staff are:

  • Jason Feehily, University of Nottingham
  • Min Rose, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Bing Liu, University of Birmingham
  • Faye McAnulla, Energy Research Accelerator
  • Nick King, Energy Research Accelerator

Download the China Green Energy Mission brochure

Download the China Green Energy Mission Press Release

Download the UK-China Green Innovation Forum  - Green is Great Press Release

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ERA will also be running a special ‘Science on Tap’ public engagement event on Monday 13th January in Beijing. The event is on the subject of A Net-Zero World: Powered, Heated and Cooled by Renewables which is part of the Green is GREAT campaign run by the British Embassy in China on behalf of the UK Science and Innovation Network.

Read more about Science on Tap

ERA CHINA MISSION - JANUARY 2020