German-Chinese symposium in Shanghai
During 12.-15. November the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC) of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the East China University of Science and Technology organized the German-Chinese symposium "Advanced Modeling, Experimentation, and Large-Scale Validation for High Temperature Partial Oxidation Processes for Closing the Carbon Cycle". The East China University of Science and Technology is a well-established science and research partner of IEC and co-organizer of the 10th International Freiberg Conference, which will also be held in Shanghai in May 2020.
At the Institute of Clean Coal Technology in Shanghai, leading German and Chinese experts discussed current research results, the latest modeling tools and measurement methods, as well as technological issues for the utilization of carbonaceous energy resources. Participants from China included East China University of Science and Technology, Institute of Coal Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Science, Dalian University, and Ningxia University. From Germany representatives from TU Darmstadt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Stuttgart, research center of Jülich, and co-host TU Bergakademie Freiberg participated this meeting. The technical management of the German side was with PD Dr. Andreas Richter from IEC.
The workshop showed that both countries pursue comparable research and development strategies for utilization of domestic feedstock and energy resources. Freiberg's approach of chemically recycling of secondary carbonaceous feedstock utilizing partial oxidation in order to closing the carbon cycle and establishing sustainable value chains is also gaining scientific and economic attention in China. The workshop served the scientific exchange and the initiation of new German-Chinese research cooperation in this field of technology.
The workshop was financially supported by the Sino-German Center for Science Promotion, a joint research venture funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China based in Beijing (GZ 1616).