Work Together to Fight Global Warming----- The 6th International Conference on CO2 Emission Control and Utilization was held successfully in Hangzhou
  

  On June 16, 2018, the 6th International Conference on CO2 Emission Control and Utilization was held in Hangzhou. The conference was jointly organized by Zhejiang University and Columbia University. More than 200 experts and researchers from domestic and foreign countries who major in carbon dioxide capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) attended the meeting. Professor Geoff Stevens, academician of the Australian academy of science technology and engineering, Shuoyi Chen, director of high-tech center of MOST, Professor Zhongyang Luo, director of the state key laboratory of clean energy utilization, Professor Xiang Gao, dean of college of energy engineering, Zhejiang university were invited to attend the meeting. The conference lasted for 2 days (June 16 - June 17), 6 conference reports and 103 sub-sessions reports were scheduled for the conference.

  The opening ceremony was presided over by the co-chairmen of the conference, Professor Zhongyang Luo of Zhejiang University and Professor Alissa Park of Columbia University. Professor Zhongyang Luo extended a warm welcome to the guests, and he pointed out that the control and utilization of carbon dioxide is an urgent issue, and hoped that the conference could promote the technical exchanges in the field of global carbon dioxide emission control and utilization.

  After the opening ceremony, Professor Berend Smit from lausanne university of technology and UC Berkely university gave a conference report on the latest development of carbon capture materials. Professor Xiaochun Li of Wuhan geotechnical institute of Chinese academy of sciences presented a conference report entitled "potential application of CO2 storage and flooding technology in four major industries in China". Professor Alissa Park of Columbia University presented the conference report on the work of carbon capture and transformation. Professor Mengxiang Fang of Zhejiang University gave a conference report entitled "progress of CO2 chemical absorption technology".
  After the conference report, the topics like solid adsorbent technology, liquid absorbent technology, carbon dioxide mineralization and utilization technology, oxygen-enriched combustion technology were discussed among experts. On the afternoon of June 16, the symposium of National Key R&D Program ^CCUS ̄ was held by Professor Zhongyang Luo and Professor Peixue Jiang. Professor Xinbin Ma reported on the basic information of the project, the implementation plan and the research progress. Then, the leaders of 11 sub-projects reported the sub-project overview and project implementation plan in detail respectively. This is the first time project CCUS to show and communicate in the form of venue. This will play a positive role in promoting academic exchanges in CCUS field and showing China's contribution in combating climate change on the international stage.
  On the afternoon of June 17, the panel discussion (Topic: Current Challenges and Future of CCUS) was held by Prof. Tao Wang. Dr. Alexander van der Made of Royal Dutch Shell, Dr. Colin McCormick of Valence Strategic, Prof. Paul Feron of CSIRO, Prof. Chunshan Song of Pennsylvania State University, Prof. Bo Peng of China University of Petroleum and Prof. Mengxiang Fang of Zhejiang University joined the discussion.

  In the report session of the conference on the afternoon of 17th, Geoff Stevens, academician of the Australian academy of science technology and Engineering, made the conference report entitled "Global Warming and what you can do about it: A Chemical Engineering Perspective". Dr. David Nevicato of TOTAL presented a conference report on the development of total in the CCUS field. Subsequently, the co-chairmen of the conference, professor Alissa Park and professor Zhongyang Luo respectively reviewed the conference and made enthusiastic summaries, and thanked the participants for their strong support.
The conference was co-hosted by institute of energy research of Zhejiang province, institute of engineering thermal physics of Zhejiang province. And the conference was sponsored by TOTAL, Xinjiang Donghua petroleum technology co., LTD and Henan Huanyu petrochemical equipment technology co., LTD. The successful holding of the conference has shown advanced achievements of our country in CCUS advanced materials, equipment and demonstration projects, promoted academic exchanges in CCUS field and will certainly play a positive role in promoting CCUS development and combating climate change globally.