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.
Over 300 representatives from the U.S. and Chinese government, universities, research organizations and private sector participated in the forum, which focused on monetizing fugitive gases in the context of global water, air and soil issues and aimed to promote exchanges in energy and environmental areas between the U.S. and China.
Zhuang Jia, Director of the U.S. Office of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in China, provided opening remarks. Ms. Zhuang emphasized that China and the U.S. shared responsibility in ensuring energy security and tackling global challenges. She also recognized the importance of research exchanges and collaboration in the energy areas between the two countries, which not only contributes to the economic development of the two countries, but also reflects the two largest nations’ commitment to improving the global environment.
The anticipated outcomes of the form include: (1) a white paper that identifies areas of further Sino-U.S. cooperation based on discussion at the forum; (2) establishment of a post-forum committee that looks into the feasibility of a virtual joint Sino-U.S. Fugitive Gases Center; and (3) a special journal that focuses on Sino-U.S. fugitive gases research.
To learn more about the virtual joint Sino-U.S. Fugitive Gases Center, please contact Dr. Devinder Mahajan, Professor and Graduate Program Director Chemical & Molecular Engineering, Stony Brook University at [email protected].
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