Project Title

Promoting Renewable Power Generation with Fuel Cell Technologies 

Project Year

2015   

Project Number

EWG 13 2015A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EWG 13 2015A 

Project Title

Promoting Renewable Power Generation with Fuel Cell Technologies 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2015 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

110,000 

Total Project Value

210,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Hong Kong, China; Chinese Taipei; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/08/2015 

Expected Completion Date

31/07/2016 

Project Proponent Name 1

Xu Dong 

Job Title 1

Project Manager 

Organization 1

Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute 

Postal Address 1

Future Science &Technology Park, Changping District, Beijing, China 

Telephone 1

86-10 56979975 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

xudong@cgdc.com.cn 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Xu Dong 

Project Summary

This project will focus on two parts: 1) promotion of a novel direct biomass fuel cell technology, the success of which will lead dramatic development in the fuel cell field, and 2) an international forum to boost the fuel cell industry. With this ground-breaking technology, raw biomasses can be directly converted to electricity. The proposed research work and the forum are aligned well in the work plan. The research undertaken with our collaborators will benefit APEC economies with the unique knowledge and commercial values of the fuel cell industry, as the continued demand increase of fuel cell market. The planned activities include module construction and commercial analysis of our novel fuel cell, on-site investigation and most importantly an international forum. This project will last from August 2015 to July 2016, and be performed in China Beijing.

Relevance

The Declaration of the 22ndAPEC Leaders in 2014further emphasized APEC economies should “endorse the Energy Ministers’ as pirational goal to double the share of renewables including in power generation by 2030 in APEC’s energy mix”. With the depletion of fossil energy and growing environmental concerns, developing renewable energy sources becomes more and more important. Today, biomass energy is one of the most important sustainable energy sources. Therefore, production of electricity power from waste biomass can not only reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, but also simultaneously control the environmental pollution. For the first time, in principle, we recently presented a groundbreaking fuel cell that directly consumes natural polymeric biomass containing materials. Converting these wastes to electricity will not only solve the energy shortage problem but more importantly can solve environmental pollutions issues.

Biomass can provide a significant fraction of the renewable energy and can re-grow over a relatively short period of time. Using biomass energy can decrease carbon dioxide emission and reduce the impact on global warming. The sustainability potential of global biomass for energy is widely recognized. For example, the annual global primary production of biomass is equivalent to the 45EJ of solar energy capture each year. About 5% of this energy, or 225EJ, should cover almost 50% of the world’s total primary energy demand at present.

This proposed project from Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute (Known as “GNETRI”), aims to address the APEC strategy regarding promoting development of renewable energy and biomass energy to ensure the regional energy security. Following the initial research and the sharing of research outputs, we are confident that it will push forwards the process of researches on application of biomass fuel cell. The researchers and industries in China, USA, and Chinese Taipei will be able to have in-depth exchange and potential cooperation for further researches and application. This proposed project will include technology research activities and an international forum for outputs sharing.

This project falls into the Rank 2 of this year’s APEC Funding Criteria—Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy efficiency and Low Carbon technology. Because fuel cell technology offers clean, efficient, reliable power generation to almost any device requiring electrical power, which belongs to the fields of renewable energy and it is used in a wide range of portable, stationary and transport applications.

Objectives

a) To build a novel biomass fuel cell module for the verification and demonstration of our ground-breaking technology.

b) To finish the commercial analysis and develop recommendations on technical solutions, policy, and industry standards for promoting fuel cell application in the renewable energy industry.

c) To create an essential business model for deploying renewable fuel cell by combining our on-site investigation studies and commercial analysis with related on-going market factors.

d) To enhance understanding of novel fuel cell by sharing results and experiences with stakeholders, finally boosting the commercialization of this novel fuel cell.

e) To build interest of governments, investors and energy companies to invest in novel biomass fuel cell technology and applications for business, environment and social benefits.

Alignment

The declaration of the 2014 APEC Ministers Meeting stressed that, “we encourage member economies to take actions to eliminate trade protection and restrictive measures that may impede progress in renewable energy technologies and development of this sector, and we endorse the Energy Ministers’ aspirational goal to double the share of renewables including in power generation by 2030 in APEC’s energy mix.” The proposed project will promote the commercialization process of novel fuel cell technology, which will support the stability of renewable energy generation from waste biomass, such as municipal wastes, biomedical wastes and low-grade coals.                                        

The forum of this project will bring fuel cell industry leaders, experts and researchers from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, U.S., Australia, Canada,Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam and other APEC members together, which makes it a perfect collection of all participants’ knowledge, project experience and resource channels. The implementation of this research alone is a beneficial attempt among APEC members. Our novel fuel technology will also be taken on the table at the forum for an intense discussion of the merits and drawbacks by the attendees, which will be beneficial for the technology promotion.

GNETRI has put the research of novel fuel cell technologies in its work plan for next three years. This proposed research and forum is aligned well with the project work plan. With the one-year initial researches, we will be able to exchange the experiences with other economies and find out the gaps and need of adjustment.

TILF/ASF Justification

During 2013 and 2014, the globalfuel cell market continued to see the greatest demand from stationary applications and fuel cell vehicles. From 2014 to 2017, stationary is expected to be the leading fuel cell sector in terms of megawatts shipped. Then it is indicated good early demand, so this market is projected to see shipments rise in the near term. (Source: Navigant Research) The project will have explicit linkage to the needs of capacity building in developing economy members. This will be achieved through:

1) Engaging APEC developed and developing economies in project planning and research. Stakeholders, including Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics,(known as DICP, China),Biimo Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd (BEMC,China), Georgia Institute of Technology (Known as “GIT”, USA), Hephas Energy Co., Ltd. (HECT, Chinese Taipei),University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia), University of Melbourne (UM, Australia) and University of New Brunswick,(UNB,Canada) will be involved in the research planning, module installation, demonstration visit, and experience exchange. Other APEC economies, like Indonesia,Malaysia, Philippines,Vietnam, Japan, Republic of Korea,et.al, will be invited to the forum, shared with final report, and are connected with the experts network. The forum will provide the opportunities for the developing economies to learn the specific cases of novel fuel cell, comparing with the traditional fuel cells as well. The challenges and technical solutions discussed at the forum will be the best benefits for the participants from other developing economies. The advanced technics raised by expert’s presentations in the forum may offer interest for the developing economics,and then the corresponding reprehensive could seek technical support directly by contacting address list, or by the introduction of us. Also, we assume that after the dramaticdiscussion at the forum, the bright prospect of fuel cell technology will be highly boosted, which will strengthen theconfidence of developingeconomics to develop their own fuel cell technology and their fuel cell industry.

2) Sharing sustainable information and expertise resources for developing APEC economies. The identified resources, such as professional journals, expert network will be continuously effective tools for sharing knowledge on evaluation, operation and management of fuel cell applications. The technical forum will be the platform by inviting active experts discussing the technical issues regarding the fuel cell technology. Therefore, it will be a consistent platform for the participants from other developing economies free of charge. To be efficiently, the forum would be able to have the format of videoconference so as to get the participants in without travelling.  The event only happens occasionally, but the experts would be able to provide supports anytime.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

1)  One international forum, themed as “promoting the fuel cell industry”, 200 attendee, including experts, researchers and engineers from both research organizations and industries inside of the APEC economies will be invited;

2) Two site visits, one place is to visit Asia Hydrogen Energy Corporation from Chinese Taipei that is a world famous fuel cell Assembly and processing company, another one is to visit a fuel cell research organization or manufacture in China, to be confirmed.

3) Electronic version of interim research report and final report, the report is mainly subjected as our research result, the commercial analysis and the industrialization recommendation of our novel biomass fuel cell technology;

4) 2-3 research papers, that is related to our research work and the commercial analysis data;

5) Experts network and Capacity building: A fuel cell field expert network covering APEC economies will be established at the end of the project. The project outcomes will be shared within the network and future continuous influence of the project can be enhanced via this network.

Outcomes: 

1) Demonstration and industrialization: The introduced direct biomass fuel cell will be commercialized with the advantage of completely noble-metal-free,extremely stable catalyst, low cost and completely sustainable. In the medium-term, the expanded megawatt levelbiomass fuel cell power generation instrument could be merged into distributed energy system, such as implanting with wind power to make up its instability when there is no wind or weak wind.The success of its commercialization will also lead the acceleration of the whole fuel cell industry.

2) Waste recycle use in a pollution free way: With this ground-breaking technology, raw biomasses, such as switch grass, wood powders, algae, poultry manufacture wastes, animal excrements, city waste and even low-grade coals, can be directly converted to electricity, without any combustion or pyrogenation process, then the second environmental pollution is avoid. Also, it will stimulate the cost bring down of the whole fuel cell field.This will offer an excellent reference for policy makers from different APEC economics to establish any regulation or codes for the treatment of biomass waste..

3) Participants conduct the forum will build up a network for the long-term communication and collaboration. Participants from developing economies will learn the most advanced fuel cell technology from the developed economies. The advanced knowledge and information they learnt from the forum would be applied to their jobs, such as promoting the original fuel cell technology and new policy recommendation.They could also conduct similar one back their home economics for the boosting development of its renewable energy system.

Beneficiaries: 

1)  Direct beneficiaries: Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute(GNETRI, China): GNETRI is the central research canter of China Guodian Corporation,known as “China Guodian”), which is one of the top five power generation companies with the strategy promoting renewable and new energy development. Thus the success of this project will add a new economic growth point to China Guodian. Also, GNETRI will accelerate its R&D strength in the fuel cell field.

Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT, USA),this project will help GIT transform its academic research into industry, promote its academic reputation and train more scientists.

Hehpas Energy Co., Ltd. (HECT, Chinese Taipei): HECT has a good reception and strong capacity in fuel cell assembling. It will accumulate its manufacture experience and performance in expanding new fuel cell area.

2) Long-term beneficiaries: Participants conduct the forum will build up a network for the long-term communication. The project is to provide a novel perspective on fuel cell industry to APEC economies, including departments of energy. It will provide facts and perspectives for government to develop supportive policies for fuel cell application. The outcomes of the project, including technology data, commercial analysis data, expert network, and reports will be shared with businesses. The recommendation of technology solutions for fuel cell will drive the technology transfer and cooperation in the region.

Dissemination

1) 2-3 research papers: The project research data and report will be published via international publications and websites of project partners (including professional journals of Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, J. Mater.Chem. A, Electrochemistry Communications; Journal of Power Sources; Fuel Cells; etc), APEC official website, China Guodian website, and the distribution of the final project report. Hyperlinks to APEC site will be ensured to avoid duplication and inaccuracy. 

2) Target audience: The target audience of the proposed project includes government officials, researchers, energy companies (product and service providers), electricity users, and investors and financiers, who are involved in the business cycle of fuel cells.  The target audience will include the same groups in APEC and non-APEC economies, particularly Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, Japan, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, etc.

3) Intention to Sell Output: The core technology of novel fuel cell from this project can be paid transferred under the protection of Intellectual property rights after the success of demonstration or commercial module.

Gender

Women’s engagement and participation in economic activity is critical to sustainable economic development in the APEC region.  Women are increasingly active in the energy industry, including the areas of energy consulting, engineering, and political decision making processes. The project recognizes the value and contribution of women. Women will have equal opportunities to join the project to contribute to the research, the Forum. They will also be invited to participate in project planning, execution and research.

Research team: The research team will be composed of qualified female and male experts who are competent in research and report writing. Right now, a female post-doctor, the name is Dr Liu Congmin, is the core research fellow in the team. There will be no discrimination in the choice of research staff between male and female.

Consultants: Several experts in the fuel cell field with outstanding achievements and senior positions are female, such as Professor Wang Suli from DICP. The project will equally choose female (such as Mrs Ding Jing, Director from China Guodian headquarter) and male consultants for specific expertise the project requires. The project will ensure that at least2-3 women will serve as senior, expert consultants during the research.

Work Plan

The project is planned to be implemented during August 2015 to July 2016:

1) Planning - 08, 2015: Organizations and experts from GIT,HECT, DICP, will be involved in project planning and design.

Outputs:
1) Planning meetings with project partners, detailed work plan (e.g.communication meeting per month);

2) contracts signed with the collaborators, details is shown below:

NO.

Contracts to:

Missions from the contractors

Staffs requirement

APEC Funding

(USD)

1

Hephas Energy Co., Ltd. ("HECT", Chinese Taipei)

1) Commercial analysis of fuel cell industry;

2)Forum preparation: experts and attendant invitation;

3) Assistant for organizing one site-visit.

4

12,000

2

Georgia Institute of Technology ("GIT”, USA)

1) Joint R&D Agreement (self-funding);

2) Progress review of fuel cell technology in APEC economic regions;

3) Organization of the forum

4)Assistant for Interim report and final report writing;

4

12,000

3

Biimo Enterprise Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd ("BEMC", China)

1) Secretary;

2) Organization for one more site-visit;

3) Assistant for organizing the forum;

4) Short-term clerical;

5

16,000


2)
Novel fuel cell module research work - the whole timetable:
The laboratorial data will be collected and analysed, which will be used for future pilot trial studies. The fuel cell will be powered by three different raw materials (municipal wastes, biomedical wastes and low-grade coals). The continuous novel biomass fuel cell module will be constructed at our research laboratory at the end of this year. The data, including power density, chemical analysis, separation efficiency and the effluent stream quality will be collected and analysed. The heat-loss and the net power output will be calculated based on the experimental results. The cost, the performance and environment impacts of the biomass fuel cells will be estimated. 

Outputs: 2-3 research paper, biomass fuel cell module.

Collaborators: GIT

3) Information collection - 08-10, 2015: Data of recent fuel cell technologies, relevant policies, development trend and contributions to the renewable energy will be collected. The method for information collection could be literature review, telephone interview, consulting and any other possible tools. Then a review report/ article will be prepared, which is of the fuel cell development in APEC economic regions.

Collaborators: BEMC

Outputs: review summary/articles.

4)
 Site visits ----08, 2015 and 02,2016: The research team will undertake site visits in two APEC economics places, the outstanding enterprises of fuel cell industry in China and Chinese Taipei. The purpose of the on-site investigations is to share knowledge and collect data from the collaborator economies. It will help understanding the contribution of specific fuel cell systems for renewable power generation. The investigation will get the first hand data on the operation and management of the installed fuel cell systems. The site visit report will be the main component of the interim project report. Industry associations and energy enterprises from APEC economics will be invited to join these visits to enhance the mutual understanding of the stakeholders.

Collaborators: HECT, BEMC

Outputs: two site-visits, site-visit summary

5) Forum - 10-12, 2015

Planning: In October, the planning of the Forum will be completed. GNETRI will be responsible for the planning, while other project partners will be consulted and involved in the process. A wide range of experts, officials and professionals will be invited to attend the Forum, including energy related officials from APEC and non-APEC economies (e.g. Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore); energy companies (e.g., China Guodian, China Huaneng Group, State Grid); Fuel cell technology and service companies (e.g. HECT, GE, Air Products, etc); investors and financiers (e.g. banks, ADB, institutional investors); research institutes (e.g. DICP, UNSW, GIT, MIT); NGOs (UNDP, WWF, Energy Foundation).  

Preparations: The major preparation includes the invitation and confirmation of keynote speakers, conference information package and logistics. GNETRI and vendors will be working together for this important process. The Forum is scheduled to be held in Beijing.

Theme: 1) Promoting the developmentof Fuel Cell Technologiesby presentations covering all fields in biomass fuel cell field and biomass energy; 2) Perspective discussion of industrialization possibility of the novel biomass fuel cell technology and the suggestions to improve this technology.

Collaborators: HECT, GIT, BEMC

Outputs: Agenda, communication plan, media list, keynote speakers and participants list, invitation and confirmation; conference information package, sub-contract signed with vendors, electronic version of conference materials (e-materials),media coverage, forum summary.

6) Interim report - 01, 2016: The interim report will include both project technical report as well the output from the international forum. The interim project technical report will present initial data from the preliminary desk research, the financial situation and the progress of the project activities, the site visit reports.

Collaborators: GIT

Outputs: interim report

7) Commercial analysis - 01-04, 2016: This commercial analysis will be composed of two parts. One part is market in analysis of fuel cell industry, the main capital cost and market competitiveness with comparison to other renewable power generation system. Another part is the capital cost analysis of the novel biomass fuel cell technology with the comparison to the traditional fuel cell industry. This capital cost result will offer the most intuitive advantage of this biomass fuel cell technology.

The comprehensive commercial analysis will find out the merits and drawbacks of the fuel cell technology, put forward suggestions to reduce the capital cost of fuel cell construction, and then promote its market competitiveness and its fast development. The commercial analysis result will be shared among APEC economics as well.

Collaborators: HECT

Outputs: Commercial analysis report

8) Final report - 05-07, 2016: The final project report will be completed by the end of July, 2016. The report will consolidate the key findings of interviews, site visits, forum summary, commercial analysis results and secondary research. The greatest value of the report will be the first-hand information summary and in-depth analysis on the potential of integrating fuel cell into renewable energy generation projects.  Participants of the Forum will receive the electronic copy of the final report.

Collaborators: GIT

Output: Final research report with the title "Promoting Renewable Power Generation with Fuel Cell Technologies”

Risks

Several risks may be involved when implementing the project, which include:

1)  Low interest by governments, utilities, energy companies, especially for developing economics, in participation or in using results. In order to attract participants and maintain keen interest on this project, the following two strategies will be undertaken: consistent and detailed consultation with partners and stakeholders on planning, participants and quality outputs, and professional, far-reaching promotion of the project through comprehensive outreach channels. The developing economics  will be encouraged to participate as many stages of the project as possible, especially during planning.

2)  Duplication of work of other APEC fora or fora outside APEC. In order to avoid “re-inventing the wheel”, the project will closely consult with relevant fora and overseers of previous projects. The project will also conduct comprehensive research into similar projects in order to avoid duplication of work.

3) It is hard to gather each of the potential participations to attend the forum due to the conflict to their own work schedule or some other reasons. This can be made up by video conference,which can be organized seasonally when the platform of fuel cell stakeholders from APEC economics is formed. The video conference will be a better way cutting cost comparing with the live forum.

Monitoring and Evaluation

A constructed novel biomass fuel cell module for the demonstration will be a strong indicator to prove and evaluate our research level.The project also set the series of indicators for site visit, the forum and communications to monitor the success of the project. The indicators are summarized as below:

Channels

Event / publication

Number of events

Number of Participants at each event

Distribution of publications

Online outreach

Project site visit

2

5-7

Forum on Promoting Renewable Power Generation with Fuel Cell Technologies

1

100-200

Publications

China Chemical Reporter

2000-3000 per issue

Fuel cell Market Study (Brief Version)

1000-2000 per issue

Commercial analysis report (e-version)

2000

Project interim/final report (e-version)

2000

Project interim/final report (hard copy)

200

Website

China Hydrogen and Fuel cell association website (CHFC)

50000 hits/year

GUODIAN website

13million hits/year

APEC website

2million hits /year

Weibo/twitter

1000 followers

*Refer to Dissemination section for the communication channels in the table. 


Evaluation methods:

1) Surveys: Representatives of key stakeholders involved in project research and execution, participants of the forum will be invited to complete a survey on project satisfaction.

2) Focus group:attheend of the project, a focus group from APEC EWG, National Energy Administration of China, and major project partnerswill be invited evaluate the main “take-away” lessons and results from the project.

3) Observation:  the project will invite Jim Mahoney, an independent energy consultant, to be the observer. He will provide a brief report on execution and outputs of the project as part of the evaluation.

4) Peer review: the project will do a review with peers to evaluate the results. The proposed peers include: GuoHua(Guodian Corporation), Lai Xiaokang(State Grid), Wu Zhenli (HECT, Chinese Taipei), Paul Webley (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Deng Yulin (GTI), Xiao Huining(University of New Brunswick,Canada), Sun Gongquan (DICP, Chinese Academy of Sciences), etc.

Linkages

Engagement: The project will engage relevant fora within and outside of APEC. It includes: OECD  ADB, UNDP, California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), MIT, UNSW, NEDO, etc.  The project will leverage the OECD-Library for up-to-date information on technology and policies regarding renewable energy development; consult APEC-based fora, and similar project information. Moreover, the project will invite experts from UNSW, MIT, GTI, and DICP to contribute to the project planning, report review, and keynote addresses at the Forum in Beijing. The project experience and fuel cell experts from GTI, DICP and OECD will be invited to participate the project technical the Forum.  

Links to other biomass energy project: Biomass can either be used via directly combustion to produce thermal energy or via indirectly conversion biofuels in other biomass related projects. However, the novel biomass fuel cell can convert biomass into power directly in the easiest way. Thus this project explores a brand new method to utilize biomass resource, and it should be evacuated as the one of the tops among all the biomass energy projects.

Previous work: We are aware of a few similar projects, which have been administered by other fora within and outside of APEC. Most of the projects from APEC database showed they more often tend to be the macroscopicnew and renewable energy management and policy research, and only a few of them are narrowed to the specific subjects including hydrogen, wind power and solar energy. However, different from those macroscopic projects, this proposed project will focus on the fuel cell field, which leads a popular trend nowadays in the development of renewable energy.

APEC’s comparative advantage: APEC’s energy strategy strives to “develop renewable energy sources and promote low-carbon city”. This goal is well supported by the proposed project’s aim to help ensure a growing, sustainable supply of renewable energy.

The experience and expertise from APEC economies will be more relevant to the market and situation of China and APEC versus other international market projects and research. This will ensure the technical advice from APEC partners will be relevant for the proposed project.  

The success of the previous APEC funded China projects will provide valuable lessons and information to maximize the influence of the projects findings and recommendations.

China government supports the cooperation with APEC economies and the APEC programs. This would be much helpful for the implementation and promotion of the project achievements

Sustainability

1) To sustainably share the knowledge among the project stakeholders. The project will create platforms and channels for knowledge sharing. Initiatives such as group mail, Weibo/Twitter focusing on fuel cells will continuously play an important role in promoting fuel cell technology research and application. The project PO Dr. Xu Dong from GNETRI will continually be responsible for following up the platform building and maintaining, with the assistant of Dr. Liu Congmin. The sort of channel will last at least two years after the end of this project. Similarly, Dr. Xu Dong will carry the work forward on the network and database beyond this project

2) To continuously contribute to related R&D among APEC economics. The project outputs and planned follow-up research will be given to project partners and stakeholders for their further R&D activities. The developing economic will be the most possible beneficiary for their own R&D development.

3)  To facilitate collaborations between stakeholders is one of the best ways to measure the success of this project. The stakeholders may have interest with our biomass fuel cell technology or any other advanced ones presented during the forum, then they may seek collaboration or transference of title of propertyfor their own fuel cell technology promotion. .

4) To create a network of fuel cell experts.  The project proposes to establish a network and database of fuel cell experts in APEC or non-APEC economies. This will make sustainable capacity building and consultation possible upon completion of the project. The professional technology exchanges would be organized by inviting experts within the network for presentations as needed.

5) To report the follow-up work in the other appropriate APEC forum is one more way to ensure the sustainability. Further more, EWG or the relevant Experts Group would also be able to report on progress each economy has made on the use of biomass fuel cell technology.

Project Overseers

Dr Xu Dong, Research Manager of Energy Innovation Research Centre of GNETRI, will be the Project Overseer. He will be responsible for the overall management and quality control of the proposed project and drive the success of the project. He will ensure the effective execution and outreaches of the project. He leads the external partnership development and cooperative research project with international organizations. The international organizations that GNETRI including world leading research academic, multinational companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Dr Xu Dong has the experience of being the Chief assistant who successfully organised an APEC forum in 2014 and being one of the main international Partner Investigators of a $9 million ARC (Australian Research Council) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (IC150100019).

Dr Guo Hua, Vice President of GNETRI, will oversee the R&D projects and international cooperation of the institute.  He will provide guidance and technical advice to the PO for the project design and implementation.  Before joining China Guodian, Dr Guo has worked with GE Plastic as the principle engineer for about18 years in the United States. Dr Guo will use his high-level network and influence in the industry to maximize the impacts for the project and drive the changes proposed by this project.

Ms Ding Jing, director from the China Guodian headquarter,will be the principle project  consultant for her specific expertise. Prior to joining China Guodian, Ms Ding had over 10 years project management experience while worked for international consulting company and international NGO. 

Dr Liu Congmin, post-doctoral research fellow of GNETRI, another core researcher of this project, will perform 80% of the direct biomass fuel cell module construction and troubleshooting work. Dr. Liu will be responsible for the liaison with project partners form US and Chinese Taipei economies and involved in the detailed project research and execution.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

NO.

Items

General duties

Hours

Staffs numbers

(To be contracted)

1

Researchers

Fuel cell technology/policy/industry analysis

300

4

2

Translator

Simultaneous interpretation in the forum

12

2

3

General staffs

Organizing the site visit and forum

400

5

4

Secretary

Collecting and editing the documents

200

2

5

Short-term clerical

Assistant for the secretary during the forum

100

2

Waivers

Travel and per diem for experts from USA, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and other economics require waivers. These experts, who come from institutes and NGOs include TECT and ITRI are indispensable in the planning and implement of this project. However, their organizations do not provide transportation funding, which may leads to their absence. Consequently, it is necessary to provide them funds so that we can ensure their attendance and therefore ensure the success of this project.

Some of the opening speeches and presentations in the forum is in Chinese, which is given by the Chinese government officers and aged experts who are with difficulty in their oral English, thus simultaneous interpretation is necessary for the participants of other economics for the fully understanding.

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