Beijing, China | June 6-8, 2017
The Clean Energy Ministerial is a partnership of the world’s major economies working together for exchanging good practices and innovative solutions and it’s currently the only regular meeting of energy ministers exclusively focused on clean energy. The CEM was launched in 2010, with the USA hosting the CEM1 and in 2017 the event reaches the eighth edition which took place in Beijing 6-8 June. The main goal of the event is to accelerate the global clean energy transition by reducing costs and making clean energy technologies widely affordable worldwide.
The 4,300-square-meter exhibition covered several industrial sectors and technological fields (renewable energy, smart grids, electric vehicles, innovative manufacturing) as well as the remarkable number of roundtables, workshops and side events where private sectors, governements, civil society, investors and other stakholeders had the chance to share knowledge, expertise and prospective about the majour energy issues and challenges. In this context IRIS attended as exhibitor and presented the Symbionica project to the Heads and representatives of Delegation of CEM8MI2 and to visitors coming from all around the world. The Symbionica concept, strongly aimed at minimizing the consumption of energy and resources required by the manufacturing processes, aroused great interest within the international community. The team had the chance to speak with Jo Evans, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment and Energy of Australia; to Jinyue Yan, chair professor of Energy Engineering, Mälardalen University and KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and editor-in-chief of the international journal, Applied Energy (published by Elsevier); to Yao Xiaoqin, member of Chinese Wind Energy Association and the Italian delegation of Ministry of Economic Development thus presenting the objectives and the achievements of the project.