DICP-Topsoe R&D Center Inauguration and Research Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony Held at DICP

On 27th January, DICP-Topsoe R&D Center Inauguration and Research Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony held at DICP. Topsoe chief technology officer Dr. Jesper Nerlov, managing director for Topsoe China Mr. Kim Hedegaard, vice president for new business R&D Dr. Fei Chen, head of Topsoe R&D center at Dalian Dr. Tiejun Zhao attended the ceremony. From DICP, director Prof. Tao Zhang and DNL Director Prof. Can Li were present along with researchers, staff and faculty from relevant divisions and departments.

Prof. Can Li hosted the opening ceremony. Can Li and Jesper Nerlov, representing DICP and Topsoe respectively, signed the research cooperation agreement, and officially establishing the DICP-Topsoe R&D Center. Then Prof. Tao Zhang addressed the speech, extending a warm welcome to the guests and expressed his excitement to collaborate with Topsoe. Prof. Tao Zhang introduced research fields of DICP, reviewed the cooperation history between DICP and Topsoe. And wished the agreement signing will reinforce collaboration between the two sides and will lead to further possibilities to get more achievements on the basic research of catalysis and commercialization of specific catalysts and processes. Dr. Jesper Nerlov followed and introduced Topsoe’s situation and the meaning to establish R&D center at DICP. He trusted that two partners will take its advantages and further expand and strengthen collaboration in the near future.

DICP-Topsoe workshop on collaboration research project was held after the ceremony. Two sides discussed and communicated on the 2016 cooperated projects.

During the visiting, guests has visited Energy Research Resources Division and had Communication with the relevant staff on the possibility of cooperation projects.

Haldor Topsoe is founded in 1940 and specializes in the production of heterogeneous catalysts and the design of process plants based on catalytic processes. Topsoe is one of the world’s leading companies within the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Topsoe has a world-class R&D lab and enjoys a high academic reputation in the field of catalysis. Since 1980s, Topsoe started to carry out the communication and cooperation with DICP.

Topsoe has research project collaboration with Biomass Conversion &Bioenergy division from 2012 and has established “DNL-Topsoe Ph.D. Student Scholarship” in DICP at the same year. This scholarship includes a grant of 3000 RMB per month,participation in one international scientific conference of own choice with oral or poster contribution, and a 3 weeks trainee period at Haldor Topsoe A/S ’s R&D facilities in Denmark. With the opening ceremony of DICP-Topsoe R&D Center, Topsoe will start three cooperated research project soon and will expand more collaboration projects in the near future. (Text by Jiajia Liu, Photo by Huageng Li)

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