FOM DIFFER renews collaboration agreements in China

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Last week, the NWO Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (FOM-DIFFER) visited several research partners in China to discuss research collaboration in the field of fusion energy and solar fuels. During the visit to Hefei, FOM DIFFER renewed its cooperation agreement with the CAS Institute of Plasma Physics (ASIPP) and the University of Science and Technology (USTC). The scientific cooperation between …

Research Report Available on Joint Research Centres and Laboratories in China

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Recently NOST China published a research report on joint research structures (joint centres, institutes or labs) in China following the research project ‘Sino-Dutch Joint Research Structures in China’, which was carried out by a Dutch intern from Leiden University. The aim of the project was to analyze the experiences with establishing joint research centres and labs in China. In total …

China completes this year’s launches

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Turkish earth observation satellite GK-2 is launched on a Long March 2D carrier on Dec. 19, 2012 12:13 a.m Beijing time. (Source: Xinhua) Just a few hours ago China’s Long March carrier rocket series marked its 174th -and this year’s final- flight with the launch of a Turkish earth observation satellite. In total, China completed 19 successful launches this year, …

Chinese space probe flies by asteroid Toutatis

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The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced last weekend that Chang’e-2, a repurposed Chinese lunar orbiter, has flown by asteroid Toutatis on December 13 at 16:30:09 Beijing Time. During the flyby, it came as close as 3.2 km from the asteroid. Images taken by Chang’e-2 of the asteroid Toutatis(Source: SASTIND microblog) Chang’e-2 is part …

China to invest 10 billion yuan in aircraft engines

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J-20 fighter prototype, to be powered by Chinese engines once in operation. (Source: chinesemilitaryreview.blogspot.com) Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has launched a long-term three-part plan up to2030 to develop advanced aviation engines. AVIC Engine Holdings has allocated 10 billion yuan, or €1.2 billion, for R&D in the first phase of the plan, which runs until 2015. Interestingly, this figure …

Dutch waste-to-energy & water treatment experts in Shenzhen to advise government

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Today four Dutch experts in waste-to-energy and water treatment systems are joining the Shenzhen municipal government in a workshop aimed at providing Shenzhen hands-on advice on how to implement and optimize the energy supply and distribution plan of the Low-Carbon Zone in Longgang district, Shenzhen. The world’s most efficient waste-to-energy facility in Amsterdam(Source: www.amsterdam.nl/aeb/english/about-us/) The experts are from NL Agency, …

H2O12 water conference in Guangzhou

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Just six more days to go before the H2O12 water conference takes place in Guangzhou. This conference is jointly organised by the Netherlands Consulate-General in Guangzhou and Sun Yat-sen University, South China’s leading university. H2O12 will explore water challenges facing coastal cities in the 21st century with experts from China and the Netherlands. The Dutch line-up of speakers features representatives …

Fokker inks deal at Airshow China in Zhuhai

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Using the biggest airshow in China as its stage, Fokker Technologies has signed a contract with Chinese commercial aircraft manufacturer COMAC. To be precise, the contract involves the Fokker Elmo business unit and COMAC subsidiary Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute (SADRI) for cooperation on the Electrical Wiring and Interconnection System (EWIS) of the ARJ21 regional jet (pictured). For Fokker, …

Delft students win international solid state lighting award

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Consul-General Ms. Anne Luwema and some of the TU Delft students next to their winning entry in the ISA Global Student Contest. ‘Helios’ consists of a total of 9216 LEDs and is described by the students as ‘enormous and awesome’. More about Helios at helios3d.nl. Today a team of students from the Delft University Technology has been awarded the first …

Applikon Biotechnology establishes demo lab in Guangzhou

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On November 1, Dutch company Applikon Biotechnology held a ceremony at the South China University of Technology (SCUT) to inaugurate its joint demonstration lab in the School of Biological Science and Engineering. The company has donated two sets of highly innovative mini fermenters and two of the latest RAM resonance acoustic mixers to further improve to provide a higher quality …