On March 28th 2013, a delegation from Royal Dutch Shell, led by Executive Committee Member and Director of Projects and Technology Dr. Matthias Bichsel, Executive Chairman of Shell Companies in China Mr. Huibert Vigeveno, and Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President Innovation and R&D Mr. Gerald Schotman paid a visit to Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and attended the SARI-Shell second-batch Frontier Projects signing ceremony. CAS Shanghai Branch President Jiang Mianheng, Executive Vice President Zhu Zhiyuan, Vice Presidents of SARI Sun Yuhan and Jiang Biao attended the event.
The Shell delegation visited SARI's Low Carbon Conversion Science and Engineering Center, Dr. Sun Yuhan gave an overview of SARI and introduced the Center's research areas and development plan.
Dr. Bichsel and the Shell team also reviewed the Frontier Science Projects Posters, accompanied by Dr. Jiang Biao, with project leaders introducing each joint frontier research project. Dr. Bruce Levell, Shell's Vice President of Emerging Technologies and Chief Scientist made a keynote presentation titled “Future Energy and Emerging Technologies”, in which he introduced China's energy system, global energy network and Shell's future energy technology projects, and also introduced the Frontier Science projects between Shell and CAS.
On behalf of both sides, Dr. Sun Yuhan and Mr. Schotman signed the second-batch frontier projects, and the two parties discussed on strengthening future cooperation.
In his remarks, Dr. Bishsel pointed out that as an international energy company, Shell needs technology and innovation, and the most effective way for technology advancement is through joint research. Shell attaches great importance to the cooperation with China in energy sector, and hope that both sides could achieve more fruitful results through long term cooperation.
Dr. Jiang Mianheng thanked Shell for collaborating with SARI, pointed out that China requires sustainable development and energy security, improving energy efficiency and developing clean energy technology. The Frontier Science projects are dedicated to frontier science research, it is hoped that both sides could provide solutions for future energy and environment problems through cooperation, pushing forward the advancement of technology and energy security by combining research, education and industry, making due contribution to realizing China Dream and the World Dream.