A Clean World Through Green Technologies; Sino-Dutch cooperation

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How we handle waste has a great influence on our environment. It is thus no wonder that China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced plans in January 2017 to spend 252 billion RMB through 2020 to tackle China’s waste problem. This number also shows that there is a lot happening in this sector and that it is a potential …

STORM: the EV motorcycle

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The Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution is a silent one, in many respects. New energy vehicles, powered by electricity, roam the streets without sound. But more so, the majority of them are designed in small and dedicated garages, distant from the globally operating traditional car-OEMs, without humongous global marketing budgets, lacking an established ecosystem where consumer, producer and supply chain lock …

Biomass ambitions of Jingjiang City

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On July 7, 2015, the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology (NOST), together with ECN (the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands) visited the city of Jingjiang. Jingjiang is located a 2,5 hours drive from Shanghai and is besides the largest private shipbuilding base interested in various applications in the field of renewable energy. Jingjiang is a city of 665km2, …

New record by Trina Solar: 24.4 percent

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Trina Solar’s Honey Ultra monocrystalline silicon module reached a new record of 326.3W, which has been independently certified by TUV Rheinland. This result sets a new world record for p-type monocrystalline silicon modules. The new Interdigitated Back Contact cell is capable of delivering an industry-leading efficiency of 24.4 percent. The monocrystalline silicon module is composed of 60 high-efficiency Honey Ultra …

Beijing revealed the first two EV models qualify for government subsidy

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As part of a series of measures by the Chinese government to promote production and use of electric vehicles, Beijing yesterday revealed the first two EV models that will qualify for government subsidies. The two models are E150EV produced by Beijing Automotive Group and E6 by BYD. More EV models could later be added to the list provided that they …

China announces 10 billion yuan fund to curb air pollution

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On Wednesday China’s central government announced a number of measures in the battle against air pollution. They also identified large cities and regions with the most frequent smog and haze. A special fund of 10 billion yuan (EUR 1.2 billion) will be set up this year by the central government. The money will be used to reward efforts to curb …

Nanjing Sunport Power buys Eurotron manufacturing line

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A multi-million euro investment has being made by China-based start-up Nanjing Sunport Power Co. Ltd. in purchasing a complete back contact PV module assembly line from the Dutch manufacturer Eurotron. The contract is the start of a close cooperation between both companies and a major step in innovation for PV module production in mainland China. The production line is capable …

Energizing Cleveringa Lecture in Beijing

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Leiden University Professor Gert Jan Kramer gave a Cleveringa lecture to around 30 alumni from Leiden and other Dutch universities currently living and working in Beijing on 28 November. The inspiring talk was titled “The Energy Transition: the Netherlands, China, and the World”. Prof. Kramer briefly reviewed the history of energy and introduced the Shell Scenarios, the Greenpeace Energy (R)evolution …

Renewables to contribute half of China’s new power generation capacity growth by 2030

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More than half of China’s new power generation capacity growth by 2030 will be from renewable sources. By that time the installed renewable capacity will be equal to that of coal. Coal-fired power generation capacity will decrease from 67% in 2012 to 44% in 2030 though in absolute terms will continue to grow by 25GW/yr – still almost one-third of …

China at tipping point implementing ‘real’ Smart Grids

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China successfully expanded and upgraded its electricity infrastructure in recent years. A strong domestic industrial base for transmission and distribution infrastructure equipment had been developed. The next step to make the grid ‘real smart’ and decentralized will be more difficult, according to a recent study of NOST China officer Dirk Jan Boudeling. With 7,3 billion USD in 2010, China is …