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DICP and Belgium's EcoSourcen Company Signs Memorandum of Cooperation on Fuel Cell Power Station Project

Posted: 2023-10-20

On October 19th, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Belgium's EcoSourcen Company signed a memorandum of cooperation on fuel cell power station projects.

The signing ceremony was attended by the CEO of EcoSourcen, Dany Bosteels, CTO of EcoSourcen, Floris Bosteels, Deputy Director of DICP Prof. LI Xianfeng, along with researchers, administrative staff from DICP and representatives from Guochuang Hydrogen Technology Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Guochuang Hydrogen"), which is one of the spin-off companies of DICP. Dany Bosteels, Prof. SHAO Zhigang from the DICP, and YAO Ronghua from Guochuang Hydrogen represented the three parties and signed the Memorandum of Cooperation. The EcoSourcen Company has also signed a contract with Guochuang Hydrogen for an overseas export project for fuel cell power stations.

Professor LI stated that the DICP has maintained a close collaboration with the EcoSourcen Company since 2021, and both parties have substantial cooperation opportunities in areas such as energy storage, hydrogen energy, and lithium batteries. This signing ceremony will deepen cooperation in the field of new energy and effectively promote the industrial demonstration and dissemination of green and low-carbon technologies from the DICP to the European market.

Dany stated that the EcoSourcen Company is dedicated to seeking green energy technologies and solutions for the European market. They have previously collaborated with the DICP for all-vanadium redox flow battery projects, which have made significant progress. They look forward to this collaboration, fully utilizing the DICP's technical expertise in the hydrogen and fuel cell fields, EcoSourcen Company's extensive experience in the construction sector, and Guochuang Hydrogen's industrial platform. Together, they aim to drive innovation and industrial development in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Europe, explore multi-energy integration models for renewable energy, hydrogen energy, and low-carbon energy storage, and create a novel carbon-neutral demonstration.

During the visit, the guests also toured the Fuel Cell Division.