A delegation led by Projects & Director of Shell Mr. Harry Brekelmans paid a visit to SARI on October 14th, 2015. SARI’s President Feng Songlin, Vice President Sun Yuhan, and relevant researchers received the delegation.
The meeting was hosted by Mr. Wang Maohua. President Feng firstly delivered a welcome speech, in which he thought highly of the strategic partnership between Shell and SARI in the past five years and expected more fruitful achievements to come in the future. Mr. Harry Brekelmans said he was impressed by China’s rapid development in energy related area as well as Shell’s collaboration with SARI-CAS. He also hoped researchers from both sides would work more closely to provide solutions for future energy system.
Prof. Sun Yuhan made a presentation, introducing SARI and its Low Carbon Energy Strategy, as well as key projects in Shell Frontier Sciences Program, followed by the SARI-Shell Collaboration overview made by Prof. Alexander van der Made, Senior Principal Researcher of Shell China Project & Technology. Shell Frontier Sciences Program has launched three rounds altogether 20 frontier projects in the last four years. Currently, the steering committee is reviewing the fourth round of proposals. Projects of the first round like CO2 dry reforming to syngas by nanocatalysis and Syngas into mixed alcohols by nanocatalysis are in demo operation now.
The delegation visited CAS Key Laboratory of Low-Carbon Conversion and Engineering after the meeting.