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September 24, 2018

The Institute for Sustainable Communities and the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation Completed the Climate-Smart, Low-Carbon Cities Project

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) – National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) Low-Carbon Champions Alliance EcoPartnership successfully completed the Climate-Smart, Low-Carbon Cities (CSLCC) project.

March 23, 2018

Jiangsu China-U.S. Environmental Monitoring Co. Ltd. Held Acceptance Meeting for the Monitoring and Early Warning System in Dafeng Chemical Industrial Park

The Ramboll Environ and Jiangsu China-U.S. Environmental Monitoring Co. Ltd. (EMCUS) EcoPartnership completed an expert review and acceptance meeting on January 30, 2018 for its real-time air emissions monitoring system demonstration in the Dafeng Chemical Industrial Park.

January 12, 2018

Tongji University and Stony Brook University Cohost the Sino-U.S. Energy and Environment Forum: Monetizing Fugitive Gases through Harvesting and Utilization from December 3-5th, 2017 in Changsha, China

The Tongji University-Stony Brook University EcoPartnership cohosted the Sino-U.S. Energy and Environment Forum: Monetizing Fugitive Gases through Harvesting and Utilization from December 3-5th, 2017 in Changsha, Hunan.

November 17, 2017

The General Electric Company (GE) and Harbin Electric Corporation Will Establish a Joint Venture and a 9HA Gas Turbine Demonstration in Tianjin, China

On March 14, 2017, Harbin Electric Corporation awarded GE a contract to provide a 9HA gas turbine for the 650 megawatts (MW) Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI gas combined-cycle power plant project. The 9HA gas turbine is expected to be shipped in February 2018 and arrive in Tianjin in April 2018. Set to be one of the most efficient power plants in the country upon completion, Junliangcheng is expected to bring a combined-cycle efficiency of over 62 percent, reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions by up to 1,194 tons per year, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 500 tons per year, and carbon dioxide (CO2)emissions by more than two million tons per year.

November 17, 2017

The Mississippi-Yangtze EcoPartnership Conducts U.S.-China Exchange Program

From September 4 – 11, 2017, the Mississippi-Yangtze EcoPartnership conducted a U.S-China exchange program which brought a delegation of seven officials and experts from the Yangtze Fishery Commission, the Transport and Tourism Development Cooperation of the City of Zunyi, and The Nature Conservancy, to tour two conservation areas in the United States: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service, and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

November 02, 2017

New U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Announced in 2017

The United States and China welcomed three new EcoPartnerships for 2017 in October, 2017.

October 06, 2017

Qinghai Province and the State of Utah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Deepen and Expand Cooperation Begun in 2011

On September 26, 2017, Qinghai Province and the State of Utah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen and expand cooperation begun in 2011 under the Qinghai-Utah EcoPartnership for another three years.

August 24, 2017

The Columbia University-Baotou Steel EcoPartnership Launches Joint-Venture Pilot Project to Test and Commercialize Technology to Repurpose Iron and Steel Slags

On May 25, 2017, Columbia University and Baotou Steel launched the joint-venture pilot project at the Columbia Beijing Center. This event consisted of a panel discussion and press conference.

June 19, 2017

Environmental Defense Fund and Shenzhen Low-Carbon Development Foundation Help Shenzhen Win the C40 Award for Best Finance and Economic Development Project of 2016

In December 2016, the City of Shenzhen was awarded the C40 Award for Best Finance and Economic Development Project of 2016 at the Sixth Biennial C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City among 75 cities and 160 projects participating. The award recognized the city’s innovative emissions trading scheme (ETS), allowing 636 companies and 197 large public infrastructure projects to trade carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)-Shenzhen Low-Carbon Development Foundation (SCDF) EcoPartnerhip, which conducted research and drafted policy adopted by the Shenzhen government to integrate bus emissions into the Shenzhen ETS, was a key driver of the city’s prestigious recognition by C40.

June 19, 2017

Baotou Steel Visits Columbia University to Observe a Prototype Technology for Turning Iron and Steel Manufacturing Waste into Valuable Materials

In late December 2016, executives from China’s Baotou Iron and Steel (Group) Co. visited the Columbia Engineering lab of Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park and Xiaozhou (Sean) Zhou to see the operation of a prototype processing unit designed by Park and Zhou to repurpose slag.

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