On June 17, MI co-held a Methanol Heavy Duty Workshop in Beijing together with the Center for Global New Energy Strategy Studies (CGNESS) of Peking University, the Institute of Quantitative and Technology Economics (IQTE) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) in the conference hall of CASS’ main building.
As a key workshop organizer, MI’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chris Chatterton delivered welcome remarks together with Prof. Kong Fanjun, deputy director of CGNESS and Dr. Liu Qiang, Secretary-General of Global Energy Security Forum.
The workshop focused on methanol as a transportation fuel in on-road and marine applications. Mr. Ma Liang, Secretary-General of CAAEFA and Dr. Anat Bonshtien from the Fuel Choices Initiative of Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office, separately delivered keynote speeches introducing current work in China and Israel. Chris moderated the session on marine applications with panelists Toni Stojcevski, Project Manager for methanol adaption at Wartsila, Mr. Youmin Huang from Chalmers University in Sweden and Mr. Andy Lu from Shanghai ZiYuan M&E Engineering Co., Ltd which is Carbon Recycling International’s (CRI) Chinese partner.
Prof. Chunde Yao, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Engines in Tianjin University, FAW Jingye Engine Co. together with Tian Jin Santroll Electronics also introduced their R&D on methanol-diesel dual fuel and Methanol-Electric HEVs.
Daniel Cohn, from the MIT Energy Initiative also provided his research for the workshop.
More than 60 people attended the workshop from MI’s Chinese stakeholders and partners including CNFIA’s methanol Sub-Committee, China Classification Society, some methanol producers and Chinese vessel manufacturers.