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  • [ November 11, 2009]

    2009 Philomathia Forum on Energy and Environment Hosts Joint U.S.-China Workshop on Carbon Capture and Storage

  • The U.S.-China Workshop on Carbon Capture and Storage supported by the Philomathia Forum on Energy and Environment was held on November 11 at the Lakeview Hotel at Peking University.

    Chinese and American scientists engaged in a two-day discussion for the purpose of communicating and strengthening knowledge in carbon capture and storage (CCS). The bilateral exchange of top Chinese and American researchers in such collaborative projects is part of promoting development of CCS.

    Dongxiao Zhang, the vice dean of the PKU College of Engineering, hosted the conference. PKU President Zhou Qifeng attended the meeting and extended a warm welcome to the American scientists.
    While unable to attend in person, Paul Alivisatos, chief professor of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and Don DePaolo, director of the LBNL Earth Sciences division, were able to communicate their enthusiasm through video. They noted that energy conservation will be a major topic in coming years, and CCS will be one of the key technologies. China and the U.S. will hold significant roles in the future world energy development, so researchers from both countries should strive for collaborative projects and exchange to foster further development.


    Professor Curt Oldenbu of LBNL, who represented DePaolo; Professor Lynn Orr of Stanford University; Professor Shen Pingping, former vice-president of PetroChina Company Limited; and Zhang Yuzhuo, president of Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, gave keynote speeches.

    The seminar was jointly sponsored by LBNL, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University and PKU, and subsidized by the Philomathia Foundation, Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Program, PKU COE, and the Clean Energy Research Institute.