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China has ambitious renewable energy targets with biomass expected to play an important role in the future energy mix. The country is already leading in the installation of renewable power plants globally. For biomass, the country plans to have 30 GW of installed biomass capacity by the year 2020. Regions are already making good progress in converting fossil fuels to biomass and it was an important time for World Bioenergy Association to be present in Jilin Province, China for a bioenergy mission trip.
WBA was invited to the 11th North East China Expo – an annual event organized in the North-East Province of Jilin. The invitation was on behalf of the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Jilin Province and facilitated by Great Resources (Jilin) Co. Ltd. As part of the expo, WBA also participated in an international forum titled ‘The International Cooperation Forum for Comprehensive Utilization of Biomass Resources and Development of Whole Industrial Chain’.
The purpose of the mission was to attend the opening of the 1st ever WBA branch office in Changchun, Jilin province, China. This was an important milestone in WBA becoming a truly global organization. During the mission, 3 MoU’s were signed with Department of Industry and Information Technology, Jilin Province Biomass Heating Association and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce. The mission also included study visits to two biomass installations and a biomass testing facility.
Jilin province in China is making rapid progress in biomass industry development and it was the appropriate time for WBA to take stock of the progress and also affirm its commitment for mutual long term cooperation with the local stakeholders.
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