On June 6, China-US Plus Clean Stoves Strategic Forum, a science and technology side event of the 7th China-US High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, was held in Beijing. Yin Hejun, Vice Minister of Science and Technology of China, and Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the US President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, attended the forum. Tan Tianwei, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and President of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, chaired the forum.
Vice Minister Yin stated that both China and the US attach great importance to clean stoves and clean fuels, and the two sides enjoy high complementarity in promoting cooperation between producers, research agencies and academic institutions. He expressed the hope that the producers, research agencies and academic communities of the two countries could work together to design, produce and disseminate clean stoves and clean fuels suited to the needs of developing countries and contribute to the global endeavor of energy conservation and emission reduction. Dr. Holdren said that China and the US have made important progress and gained rich experience in the joint research of clean stoves, and that the US government will continue to promote bilateral cooperation in the research of clean stoves with China.
During the forum, experts in the relevant fields conducted discussions on such themes as household fuels, design of clean stoves, performance test and pollutant control, and visited China’s clean stove and clean fuel exhibition.
More than 200 representatives from over 50 organizations, including the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China Agricultural University and Chinese clean stove manufacturers as well as the US Department of State, US Environmental Protection Agency, University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, attended the forum.