Shandong establishes energy research institute
(chinadaily.com.cn)|Updated : 2020-01-10
The founding forum for the Shandong Institute of Energy Research was held on Jan 9 in Jinan, capital of East China’s Shandong province.
Jointly built by the Shandong Provincial Government, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Qingdao municipal government, the institute is another heavyweight scientific research platform launched in Shandong to promote the high-quality development of the energy sector.
Liu Jiayi, Party chief of Shandong province, and Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, attended the founding forum. Gong Zheng, governor of Shandong province, presided over the event.
The founding forum for the Shandong Institute of Energy Research is held on Jan 9 in Jinan, capital of East China’s Shandong province. [Photo/dzwww.com]
In his speech, Liu praised the establishment of the institute. He said that the new energy revolution characterized by cleanness, high efficiency, low carbon, and intelligence is currently underway, and that accelerating energy innovation and new energy industry development is the key to future success.
He added that Shandong is a major province in energy production and consumption. The institute will accelerate the transformation of Shandong’s energy industry in terms of both quality and efficiency and contribute Shandong’s strength to the construction of the national energy innovation system.
Liu Jiayi, Party chief of Shandong province, delivers a speech at the founding forum for the Shandong Institute of Energy Research on Jan 9. [Photo/dzwww.com]
Bai noted that energy security and sustainable development is a major national strategy.
He said that it is a farsighted strategic measure for Shandong to build a world-class R&D institution and an innovation and entrepreneurship community in the energy sector.
He also expressed hope that the institute will promote energy revolution and help Shandong transform its old growth drivers into new ones and achieve high-quality economic and social development.
Liu Zhongmin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was appointed president of the Shandong Institute of Energy Research.
Liu Jiayi (right), Party chief of Shandong province, issues an appointment letter to Liu Zhongmin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, making him president of the Shandong Institute of Energy Research. [Photo/dzwww.com]
Based on the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology and supported by the National Laboratory for Clean Energy, both of which are branches of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the institute will strengthen cooperation with universities, research institutes, and enterprises in the field of energy at home and abroad.
The institute is expected to be completed in 2023 and become an international first-class energy science and technology innovation center and national energy laboratory in 2028.