Prof. Marc A. Rosen, Ontario Tech University, Canada (Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering)
Marc A. Rosen is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 2002 to 2008. Dr. Rosen was President of the Engineering Institute of Canada from 2008 to 2010, and President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering from 2002 to 2004. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and has served in many professional capacities, e.g., as a member of the Board of Directors of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. He serves on the editorial boards of several technical journals and as an advisory member of several leading international conferences. With over 70 research grants and contracts and 600 technical publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in thermodynamics, energy technology (including cogeneration, trigeneration, district energy, thermal storage, renewable energy, and hydrogen technologies), sustainable energy and the environmental impact of energy and industrial systems. Much of his research has been carried out for industry. Dr. Rosen has worked for such organizations as Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, and the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto. He was also a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada for 16 years. While there, Dr. Rosen served as department Chair and Director of the School of Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Rosen has received numerous awards and honours, including an Award of Excellence in Research and Technology Development from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Engineering Institute of Canada's Smith Medal for achievement in the development of Canada, and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering's Angus Medal for outstanding contributions to the management and practice of mechanical engineering. He received a distinguished scholar award from Ryerson University and a Mid-Career Award from University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Energy Foundation. Dr. Rosen obtained a B.A.Sc. (1981) in Engineering Science, and a M.A.Sc. (1983) and Ph.D. (1987) in Mechanical Engineering, all from the University of Toronto.
Title: Energy sustainability: A stepping stone to sustainable development
Sustainable development is a critically important goal for human and societal activity. Energy sustainability is of great importance to any plans for overall sustainable development. This is particularly important given the pervasiveness of energy use, its importance in economic development and living standards, and the significant impacts that energy processes and systems have on the environment.
Many factors that need to be considered and appropriately addressed in moving towards energy sustainability are examined in this talk. These include appropriate selection of energy resources bearing in mind sustainability criteria, facilitation of the use of sustainable energy resources, enhancement of the efficiency of energy-related processes, and a holistic adoption of environmental stewardship in energy activities.In addition, other key sustainability measures are addressed, such as economics, equity, land use, lifestyle, sociopolitical factors and population. Conclusions are provided related both on options for energy sustainability and on means to achieve sustainable development.
Prof. Haiping Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof Yang’ research is focused on Biomass pyrolysis/gasification for green H2 production, liquid fuel and carbon contained materials and chemicals. So far she has published over 200 SCI papers, 10 book chapters and SCI citation is over 20000 with 10 papers cited in ESI. Now she owns Distinguished Young Scholars program in 2021 (China), Newton Advanced Fellowships (2018), Excellent Young Scholars program in 2016 (China), the Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Elsevier, 2014-2022) and Top 2% of Scientists on Stanford List (2022). She is an associated editor of Fuel Processing Technology, and board member of Energy Conversion and Management, Fuel, Journal of the Energy Institute, and Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, she is also Board Directors member of Combustion Institute and Chinese Renewable Energy Society.
Title: Research on the carbon negative utilization of biomass with thermochemical conversion technology
Biomass, as the only carbon contained renewable energy resource, the efficient conversion and high value utilization play critical role for the carbon neutral target. Bioenergy utilization technology and biochar coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS) are the main biomass coupled carbon capture technologies and the only energy carbon negative technology, which play an important role in biomass utilization and carbon neutrality. The new system of biomass high-value utilization and carbon negative emission mainly includes biomass pyrolysis cogeneration high-value products and biocarbon material deep carbon reduction technology, multi-energy complementary coupling system can accurately electric driven biomass thermal decomposition and green synthesis process, solar assisted biomass composite enhanced gasification hydrogen production coupled in-situ decarbonization technology, biomass combustion, or cofiring with coal for power generation coupled carbon capture and deep decarbonization technology, carbon neutral fuel high-value utilization coupled carbon capture engineering demonstration application and other technologies. The development of biomass carbon negative technology urgently needs to be comprehensively considered from the aspects of technical process, economic feasibility, climate benefits, environmental co-benefits, and policies, so as to promote the rapid development and industrial application of biomass resources and contribute more to the goal of carbon neutrality.
Prof. Qinmin Yang, Zhejiang University (IEEE senoir member)
Prof Yang is mainly engaged in the research of industrial data intelligence, renewable energy and energy internet, intelligent control, and optimization. In the past five years, he has presided over more than 10 national projects/projects, including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 863 projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), intelligent manufacturing projects of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and multi-million horizontal projects. He has published more than 100 papers, including 4 ESI highly cited papers, 1 hot paper, with more than 3,000 citations, 3 English book chapters, 2 U.S. patents, and more than 50 Chinese invention patents. He is now a senior member of the international organization IEEE, a member of ASME, APNNS, a vice-chairman of the ADPRL Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Automation, a member of the Professional Committee of Control Theory and Application, the Professional Committee of Energy Internet and the Youth Working Committee, the secretary-general of the New Energy Group of the Professional Committee of Control Theory of the Chinese Society of Automation, and the secretary-general of the New Energy Group of the Professional Committee of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Journal of Automation (English Edition) and other domestic and international journals. He has served as the technical program chair, registration chair and organizing committee member of many international conferences such as ICIST 2022, RTCSA 2019, NVMSA 2019, ICONIP 2017. He was awarded the First Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Automation Society in 2021, the Second Prize of Natural Science of Artificial Intelligence of Wu Wenjun in 2021, the First Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Zhejiang Province in 2017, and the Mentor Prize of Superior Thesis of Automation Society. He was awarded the honours of Leading Talent of Zhejiang Province Ten Thousand People Plan in 2021, Qianjiang Talent of Zhejiang Province in 2012, and the first batch of Qiushi Young Scholars of Zhejiang University.
Title: Enhancing Wind Energy Harvesting by Industrial Data Intelligence
Wind energy has been considered to be a promising alternative to current fossil-based energies. Large-scale wind turbines have been widely deployed to substantiate the renewable energy strategy of various countries. In this talk, challenges faced by academic and industrial communities for high reliable and efficient exploitation of wind energy are discussed. Industrial data intelligence is introduced to (partially) overcome problems, such as uncertainty, intermittence, and intense dynamics. Theoretical results and attempts for practice are both present.
Prof. Qiang Lu, North China Electric Power University
Qiang Lu, full professor and Ph.D. advisor in North China Electric Power University. He was honored as the Changjiang University-Enterprise Joint Professorship and “Ten Thousand Plan” Young Talent, and obtained the Excellent Young Scientists Fund of NSFC. He has published more than 200 SCI papers with more than 7000 citations as the first/corresponding author, has granted more than 60 invention patents as the first inventor, 7 of which have been licensed for implementation or transferred. He has co-edited 6 monographs/textbooks, presided over the development of 2 industry standards and participated in the development of 1 IEEE international standard. He was awarded the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress (2nd), the First Prize of Hebei Provincial Technology Invention (1st), the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress of the Ministry of Education (twice, 2nd and 3rd) and the China Patent Excellence Award (twice, both 1st), as well as other scientific and technological awards. He has independently developed a series of key technologies and equipment for the efficient pyrolysis and resource utilization of biomass/organic solid waste, clean and efficient combustion and safe operation, and selective catalytic reduction removal of flue gas nitrogen oxides, etc., which have achieved large-scale applications.
Title: Development and application of pyrolysis technology and equipment for end-of-life new energy devices
The rapid expansion of new energy for power generation in China is expected to trigger a significant retirement wave of new energy devices, including wind turbine blades, photovoltaic modules, and lithium batteries, in the coming years. Recognizing the critical necessity for recycling end-of-life new energy devices, pyrolysis has emerged as one of the most promising technologies for this purpose. For end-of-life wind turbine blades, the pyrolysis decomposition mechanism of the resin matrix has been delved, and the thermal degradation of the recovered fibers’ mechanical properties at high temperatures have been revealed. Additionally, key technologies have been developed, including the improvement of recovered fibers and the upcycling of organic pyrolysis products, for the recovery of end-of-life wind turbine blades. In the case of end-of-life photovoltaic modules, the release characteristics of pyrolysis products under multi-component interactions have been studied, and the recovery mechanisms of valuable components within photovoltaic modules have been established. This has led to the development of key technologies for the recovery of end-of-life photovoltaic modules, such as deep pyrolysis combined with rapid separation of battery cells and the suppression of fluorine contamination. For end-of-life lithium batteries, the thermal decomposition of binders has been investigated, and the recovery mechanisms of electrode materials have been uncovered. Moreover, a series of technologies have been developed for the recovery of end-of-life lithium batteries through pyrolysis combined with high-temperature thermal reduction. Based on these core technologies, various pyrolysis reactors and integrated equipment suitable for end-of-life new energy devices have been designed and developed, achieving systematic integration and engineering demonstration for the pyrolysis recovery of end-of-life new energy devices.