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CLIMIT-Forskning, utvikling og demo av CO2-håndtering

China: Joint Research Centre (JRC) on Renewable and New Energy' between Tsinghua University (THU) and NTNU

Awarded: NOK 0.34 mill.

The JRC Agreement is a result of a long term development which started in 2004. The close cooperation we have enjoyed with Innovation Norway and the Research Council of Norway (supported by BILAT projects) culminated with this Draft JRC Agreement settled during NTNUs Rector Delegation to China 26 May - 3 June. The ambition of the JRC is to join the efforts and resources of the partners to arise a world-leading scientific and technological collaborative research, innovation and education center for sustain able energy. The following thematic technology research areas of mutual interest have been identified and are candidate working-areas: - Renewable energy (bio, solar, wind, smart grids) - Carbon Capture and Storage (to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse g as emissions from conversion of fossil fuels) - Hydrogen Energy Technology (production, storage/transport, fuel cells) - Energy System Analysis and Sustainable Energy Studies (how to realize sustainable energy solutions, innovation, energy scenarios, et c) These areas have been selected to support important energy strategies in China, and they correspond well with NTNUs activities within the national centres for Environment-Friendly Energy Research (FME) and CenSES (strategic energy studies). To initia te the Joint Research Centres agreements, joint workshops at THU and NTNU will be arranged to i) Bring forward long term goals and strategies for the development of the JRC. This will include a 'model project' as described above. ii) Agree upon and brin g forward plans for joint projects (both research and education) within the thematic research areas which have been identified in the JRC Agreement. iii) Identify relevant financing sources and prepare applications for joint projects with funding from Ch ina and Norway. iv) Identify industrial companies which may be long term partners of the JRC. The Centre Management is responsible for the project and a Board will be constituted.

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CLIMIT-Forskning, utvikling og demo av CO2-håndtering