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China: The Chinese National Energy Administration and Chinese Energy companies visits Denmark

Press release   •   Oct 09, 2012 02:00 CEST

A Chinese delegation headed by vice-minister Mr. Liu Qi from the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) is visiting Denmark from Monday to Wednesday. The delegation is attending the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, and will also use the opportunity to visit a number of interesting energy sites in Denmark.

The visit is part of the cooperation between the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and Danish Energy Agency (DEA) that was launched in February 2012. CNREC and DEA work closely together to promote the usage of renewable energy and support low carbon transition in the two countries.

The delegation comprises policy makers and policy researchers from NEA and CNREC as well as high-level representatives from large Chinese energy companies with focus on renewable energy. The delegation will be introduced to a wide range of Danish examples of technologies and solutions within smart and sustainable energy production and utilization. Ranging from sustainable city planning at Nordhavnen, to system wide experiences from the renewable energy island Samsø. Also, a visit is paid to Middelgrunden, an off shore wind farm.  

The programme will also have a strong focus on today’s efforts for developing tomorrow’s energy solutions. The delegation will Tuesday visit a large scale solar heat system in Hillerød as well as DONG Energy’s demonstration plants for 2nd generation biofuels and gasification in Kalundborg. Wednesday the Chinese companies within the delegation will visit Haldor Topsøe, with focus on gasification technology development and, with focus on grid planning for integration of renewables

The overarching themes for the visiting program is highlighting Danish know-how on sustainable   energy systems and strengthen the ties between Danish and Chinese institutions and companies. 

Renewable Energy Cooperation with China

Søren Mensal Kristensen
Center for Global Rådgivning og Forhandling