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Institute for Advanced Nuclear Energy

The Institute focuses on the R&D of applied nuclear materials under extreme conditions, advanced digital technologies, advanced nuclear energy systems, and technologies and processes for nuclear energy applications.

Applied nuclear materials:

This thrust centers on the study of property of materials under extreme conditions, and the development of new classes of structural materials resistant to radiation, corrosion and high temperature environment, and with high strengths.

Advanced digital technologies:

This thrust centers on R&D of Nuclear Power Digital I&C System's safety and reliability analysis, including system software/hardware verification and validation,probability safety analysis,system modeling and simulation analysis,etc..

Thermal hydraulics:

This thrust centers on the investigation of flow-related critical problems in nuclear and other energy systems by the application of multi-scale simulation and experimental facilities, based on the nuclear science and engineering, fluid mechanics, material science and chemistry research in the fields of cross-disciplinary.

Technologies and processes for nuclear energy applications:

This thrust centers on R&D of nuclear-coal (fossil fuels) nexus (enhanced complementary utilization), electrolytic and thermochemical production of hydrogen, desalination, nuclear waste transmutation and disposition, etc.

Advance nuclear energy systems:

This thrust centers on cooperative development of nuclear reactors, energy conversion systems and alternative construction-operation methods to fully utilize resources, improve nuclear fuel cycles, and enhance performance and economics.

Institute for Chemical Energy

The institute focuses on researching and developing novel electrochemical energy storage & conversion technologies (advanced batteries and fuel cells) and green catalysts and clean process for the clean and efficient use of fossil resources.

Lithium Batteries and Related Materials:

This program centers on researching and developing next generation lithium-ionsecondary batteries andtheir diagnostic technology, with a focus on electric vehicles (EV) and large scale energy storage application. These include exploiting advanced cathode and anode materials, ceramic separator, polymer electrolytes and functional electrolyte additives for lithium ion batteries; also exploring Li-S and Li-air batteries approaches.

Super Capacitor:

This program centers on researching and developing a novel super capacitor based on redox couples in the thin liquid layer with the advantages of long cycle life, high power density, low cost and high safety, which has an excellent prospect in EV or PHEV. Research contents: current collector with special structure; high efficiency membrane; system integration process.

Fuel Cells Technology:

This program centers on researching and developing proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), as well as the related materialsand process.

Institute for Solar Energy

The institute mainly engages in developing key technologies of the solar photovoltaic and providing technology support for PV industry, including technologies of photovoltaic (PV) materials, solar cells, PV system, PV applications, PV instruments and equipments. As well as the institute provides PV product testing and evaluation services.

PV materials:

This program centers on two areas: one is low-cost purification technologies of solar grade silicon, quasi-mono-crystal casting technology, purification technologies of low pure silicon wafer. The second area is thin film solar cell, especially focus on low cost spray on or printable CIGS thin film solar cell technology, including CIGS, CZTS nano-particles syntheses, Mo thin film on flexible substrate and TCO thin film development.

Solar cell:

This program centers on making solar cell with metallurgical processing silicon, and CIGS thin film solar cells.

Photovoltaic applications technology:

This program centers on developing photovoltaic power generation system, intelligent DC micro-grid technology, semiconductor lighting system, physical energy storage, long-lived economic street lamps, wind-sunlight-LED Complementary system, and small and medium-sized breeze generating system.

Instrument and Equipment R&D:

This program centers on development and application of instruments and industrialization equipments in photovoltaic industry.

Testing and evaluation:

This program centers on quality test and evaluation of photovoltaic materials, raw materials and their products, and electrical and mechanical properties testing and evaluation of photovoltaic cells, cell components, and power generation systems.

Institute for Bio Energy

The institute focuses on carrying out applied fundamental research and technology development on the conversion of biomass to biomass-based platform chemicals, liquid fuels and gaseous fuels.

Alcohol-group fuels:

This program centers on applied fundamental research and technology development on biomass component separation and high value utilization, and the conversion of cellulose-based biomass to alcohol-group fuel, such as alcohol, methanol.

Biomass-based platform chemicals:

This program centers on methods and technologies development for making production of biomass-based platform chemicals through chemical and biological catalysis. The biomass-based platform chemicals includes propionic acid and its esters compounds, furan compounds, 5-aminolevulinic acid and its esters compounds, hydroxyl ketone hydroxy aldehyde compounds, etc.

Bio-oil and Bio-syngas:

This program centers on technologies development of the bio-oil production from biomass fast pyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis, high-value chemicals extracting from bio-oil, and gasoline or diesel from bio-oil upgrading. They also focus on carrying out gaseous fuels, such as syngas and hydrogen, from biomass gasification and the syngas utilization to power generation.

Institute for Energy Efficiency Engineering

The mission of EEE Institute is to conduct and promote R&D in energy efficiency across different sectors, including industrial, building, transportation, economics and management. Working with government and enterprises, EEE aims to develop advanced energy efficiency technologies, systems and practices, providing a full range of services and professional technical solutions to energy efficiency problems in the planning, design, implementation, management and assessment of energy chain.

Energy Efficient Buildings:

This program focuses on the building equipment optimization, R&D of new environmental building materials, eco-building technologies, green building evaluation, sustainable building design, efficient use of renewable energy in buildings, building energy monitoring, etc.

Industrial Energy Efficiency:

This program focuses on the R&D of high efficiency industrial devices and facilities, optimal control and operation of industrial process systems, performance monitoring and assessment of industrial processes, industrial carbon footprint analysis, low-carbon technology innovation, etc.

Energy Efficient Transportation:

This program focuses on the transportation structure optimization, energy consumption and carbon emission evaluation in transport sector, R&D and promotion of new energy-efficient technologies, equipments and facilities in transport area, etc.

Energy Efficiency Economics, Policies and Management:

This program focuses on energy audit, energy efficiency assessment, carbon management and carbon data construction, energy efficiency policy, energy performance contracting, guarantee mechanism in energy-saving domain, energy efficiency labeling system, etc.

Center for Energy Economics Research

Energy Economics and Energy Finance

Research in this area covers energy import-export policies, pricing, supply and demand forecasting, and security and international cooperation.

Climate and Energy Policy

Research in this area focuses on applying economics approaches to analyze GHG emissions for different sectors and mitigation costs, and to design climate policies, low carbon energy systems, and technology innovation policies towards a low carbon economy.

Energy Economics Modeling

This program addresses China’s economic situations, regulations and competitions, and cyclic economy through modeling approaches.

Resource and Enviromental Economics

This theme focuses on resource pricing system and property rights, studying optimal resource allocation and utilization, valuing ecological systems and assessing the economic impact of natural disasters.

Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction

This program centers on the mechanisms of promoting international cooperation for energy conservation and emission reduction, fiscal and financial policies, and the impact of emission reduction policies on macro economy.