All indications point to China playing an increasingly large role in the development and adoption of important emerging energy technologies, and EFI returns to China this year for a much anticipated meeting where a number of these areas will be explored, along with site visits to facilities at the forefront of these developments. Presentations from EFI member companies and special invited guests include :
China Energy Industry Perspectives | A keynote address on China's energy challenges by Beijing Energy Club president Xavier Chen.
Coal Chemical Industry | A briefing on developments in the coal chemical industry by executives from one of China's largest state-owned enterprises - among the largest coal producers in the world - as introduction to a visit to the company's coal to chemicals and fuels industrial base in Shandong Province later that week.
The Natural Gas Economy and China| Insight into what developments in North America and Europe related to gas monetization, the gas market and oil demand could mean for similar development in China.
China Refining | A talk on China's refining landscape by Xihong Li, President of Sinopec's Economics and Technology Research Institute.
Technology Development | Briefings from several companies, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences & BP joint venture, on the development and commercialization of technologies connected with syngas conversion via both methanol and traditional FT routes.
U.S. - China Perspectives | A presentation by the U.S.-China Energy Center on the impact of shale gas development on coal project developments.
Unconventional Gas | An exploration of current developments and trends connected with shale gas in China, and potential impacts on technology, markets, and policy.
Navigating the Market | A talk from a leading advisor to project developers in the energy technology and cleantech space in China.
Site Visit - Beijing | A briefing and guided tour of the Beijing Research Institute of Coal Chemistry (BRICC). The BRICC has been at the center of some of the most significant research and development of coal liquefaction, coal gasification, chemical synthesis, and emission controls in China, with technologies developed there now in use or being scaled up in projects throughout the country.
Site Visit - Zoucheng | A guided tour of the coal to chemicals and fuels industrial base and engineering units of one of China's largest coal producers. The Yankuang Group and its subsidiaries are involved in a wide variety of coal based chemical and synthetic fuel projects and technologies, including coal-to-liquids, methanol-to-olefins, coal gasification, coal-to-higher-alcohols, carbon capture, and power generation.
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