To share knowledge and best practices on clean coal technology.
In autumn 1993, in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and experts from China, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) developed a comprehensive seminar on clean coal technology. The five-day seminar was delivered in Beijing in December 1993, bringing together 28 member company representatives with approximately 60 Chinese experts.
Seminar presentations, made by both members and Chinese experts, focused on the complete coal cycle, with detailed discussions on pre-combustion, combustion and post-combustion technologies complementing the presentations. GSEP member representatives highlighted the technologies currently being used by their respective companies, and the Chinese experts shared their expertise on new trends in these fields. In total, 47 GSEP papers and 27 Chinese papers were presented.
At the closing ceremony of this seminar, a Memorandum was signed, acknowledging the mutual deep interest for the protection of the global environment and the sustainable development of the planet. Furthermore, the memorandum encouraged future discussion to take place to identify other proposals for joint cooperation.
As a result of this seminar, the GSEP developed a relationship with the Chinese Ministry of Electric Power, and in 1995 accepted to work with the Ministry on their Demand Side Management Strategy.