A delegation from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) visited the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on March 15th, 2016. Mr. Yang Tiesheng, Deputy Director General of the Department of Energy Conservation and Resource Utilization of MIIT led the delegation team. The delegation was consist of members from MIIT, China Center of Information Industry Development, China Electronics Standardization Institute, local Economic and Information Technology Commissions, Baosteel Development Company, China International Engineering Consulting Corporation, China Minmetal Corporation, and China National Resources Recycling Association. The delegation was on a study tour to learn about industry energy efficiency policies and technologies in the U.S.
Lynn Price, Senior Staff Scientist and the Group Leader of the China Energy Group introduced Berkeley Lab, the Division, the China Energy Group and works been done in the industry sector in the China Energy Group. Then Hongyou Lu, Senior Research Associate at the China Energy Group gave a presentation on the opportunities of capturing waste heat from industry. Then Dr. Bo Shen at the China Energy Group presented on a study of driving energy savings and emissions reductions in SMEs through supply chain. In the last, Rui He from US Business Council of Sustainable Development (USBCSD) gave a presentation on the Material MArket Place developed by USBCSD. Mr. Yang from MIIT also summarized industrial energy efficiency achievement in China during the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) and key areas of China’s industrial energy efficiency efforts for the 13th FYP. The delegation expressed their strong interest to collaborate with the lab on industrial energy efficiency.