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China Cleantech 生态创新

China Cleantech 生态创新

By China Cleantech

China Cleantech 生态创新 features China-connected cleantech innovations and innovators. Co-hosts Andrew Chang and Marilyn Waite offer critical commentary of green economy endeavors that impact the world’s decarbonization efforts. Learn more at and subscribe to our newsletter here:
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Season 1, Episode 6: Luhui Yan 晏路辉 - Founder & General Manager, Carbonstop

China Cleantech 生态创新Nov 07, 2020

Season 4, Episode 6: Alpha Wang - TerraQuanta 大地量子
Aug 12, 202220:48
Season 4, Episode 5: Ethan Zhu - Powershare
Aug 05, 202226:04
Season 4, Episode 4: Fei Xiaojing - Impact Hub Shanghai
Jul 29, 202223:54
Season 4, Episode 3: Tim Yu - Tan Da 碳达
Jul 22, 202233:00
Season 4, Episode 2: Wang Yijing - 2060 Advisory
Jul 15, 202236:16
Season 4, Episode 1: Katherine Han - Harvest Fund Management
Jul 08, 202227:14
Season 3, Episode 6: Dr. Guo Peiyuan - SynTao Green Finance
Feb 11, 202234:30
Season 3, Episode 5: Annie Liang-Zhou - Liang Capital Partners
Jan 14, 202230:32
Season 3, Episode 4: Luo Nan - Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) China
Jan 07, 202243:05
Season 3, Episode 3: Earl Carr - Pivotal Advisors and Editor, From Trump to Biden and Beyond: Reimagining US-China Relations
Dec 31, 202140:41
Season 3, Episode 2: Jason Tu - MioTech
Dec 24, 202126:23
Season 3, Episode 1: Dr. Xu Hu - Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion
Dec 17, 202130:16
Season 2, Episode 7: Dr. Ma Jun 马骏 - Founder, Institute of Finance and Sustainability
Mar 25, 202128:23
Season 2, Episode 6: Dr. Shi Zhengrong 施正荣 - Sunman Energy
Mar 08, 202136:51
Season 2, Episode 5: Jon Creyts and Ting Li 李婷 - Rocky Mountain Institute
Feb 26, 202125:08
Season 2, Episode 4: Barbara Finamore - Author, Will China Save the Planet?
Feb 20, 202137:09
Season 2, Episode 3: David Li 李大维 - Executive Director, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab

Season 2, Episode 3: David Li 李大维 - Executive Director, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab

David Li is a pioneer in the maker community in China. In 2010, he co-founded XinCheJian, the first hackerspace in China to promote open source hardware. He is the current Executive Director of Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab, which facilitates collaboration among global hardware entrepreneurs to build innovative, eco-friendly products along the Belt and Road. In this episode, we unpack the notion of a “maker space” and how this concept is applied to China, especially in places like Shenzhen. David Li explains how one particular innovation, low speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) are critical, and even more important, than the electric sedan. LSEVs are experiencing a breakthrough moment, with the GM-backed Wuling Hongguang selling 15,000 units, at $US 4,000 each, within only 20 days after hitting the China market.

China accounts for more than 50% of the global EV market, yet EVs make up roughly 5% of China's total auto market as of 2020.

Feb 12, 202133:11
Season 2, Episode 2: Chubing Li 李楚冰 - Chief Operating Officer, Golden Feather

Season 2, Episode 2: Chubing Li 李楚冰 - Chief Operating Officer, Golden Feather

In this episode, the COO of Golden Feather (金羽新能), Chubing Li, explains the ins and outs of battery innovation in China. Golden Feather is a battery startup focusing on the production of rechargeable high density lithium metal batteries that are said to increase the energy density by 40% compared to lithium ion batteries. A young team with an average age of 27, the founders at Golden Feather met at Peking University, incubated their venture out of the Peking University Incubator, and moved manufacturing to Anji. What enabled this material science breakthrough? How did this English major make her way into cleantech? What are the main challenges that remain? Learn more in this intriguing episode.

For an overview of battery technologies, check out this open-access course called Batteries, Fuel Cells, and their Role in Modern Society on edX.

Feb 05, 202128:41
Season 2, Episode 1: Peggy Liu 刘佩琪 - Chair, JUCCCE
Jan 29, 202139:13
Season 1, Episode 6: Luhui Yan 晏路辉 - Founder & General Manager, Carbonstop

Season 1, Episode 6: Luhui Yan 晏路辉 - Founder & General Manager, Carbonstop

[Recorded on August 12, 2020] In this episode, we speak with Luhui Yan, founder of Carbonstop (碳阻迹). Carbonstop provides clients with granular carbon footprint data and analytics, serving brands such as Alibaba’s Ant Forest and Cai Niao. When a company wants to understand the carbon footprint of its business, including commuter, building, and supply chain emissions, or a specific product, they come to Carbonstop. Luhui, Andrew and Marilyn discuss the demand for carbon emissions measurement in China, the Chinese Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), and answer the question, “Does the Chinese consumer really care about their carbon footprint?”

Nov 07, 202031:23
Season 1, Episode 5: Kaikai Yang 杨凯凯 - Founder, Dipole Tech

Season 1, Episode 5: Kaikai Yang 杨凯凯 - Founder, Dipole Tech

This episode was recorded in Shanghai, China back in December 2019. Kaikai (KK) Yang is the founder and CEO of Dipole Tech, a startup that leverages blockchain technology to create microgrids, or the local generation and consumption of renewable energy. Learn about how KK went from jazz musician to energy software engineer and entrepreneur. We delve into the impact of low electricity prices in China – how the prices may hinder the growth of rooftop solar, the importance of government renewable energy subsidies, and the promise of blockchain for the low carbon energy transition.

Nov 06, 202020:54
Season 1, Episode 4: Li Xia 李霞 - Founder & CEO, Shenzhen Power Solutions
Nov 05, 202027:44
Season 1, Episode 3: Shuman Liu 刘抒曼 - R&D Director, Starfield

Season 1, Episode 3: Shuman Liu 刘抒曼 - R&D Director, Starfield

[Recorded on July 31, 2020] If you listen to this episode while eating, consider a plant-based meal. Join us as we explore the current market for plant-based meat alternatives adapted to the Chinese palate. Shuman Liu, Research & Development Director at Starfield, takes us through the origin of China’s “Beyond Meat” equivalent. Shuman, a trained sociologist and anthropologist, became vegetarian while in Hong Kong and has made it her life mission to promote healthy and eco-friendly diets. Learn about Starfield’s current product line-up and expansion strategy, from selling to Western brands like KFC to Chinese brands like XiBei, to the types of plant proteins being used. Starfield is currently developing chicken analogs and researching new plant proteins like chickpea, hemp and spirulina.

Nov 04, 202040:08
Season 1, Episode 2: Yuki Yu - Founder, Energy Iceberg

Season 1, Episode 2: Yuki Yu - Founder, Energy Iceberg

[Recorded on July 25, 2020] Join us as we learn about Yuki Yu’s story starting Energy Iceberg, a research firm providing in-depth coverage of the entire Chinese energy system. Uncover how Energy Iceberg is, according to Yuki, solving the “massive knowledge gap between the outside world and China” when it comes to the electricity system and enabling environment. Often, if there are no international suppliers or investors involved in China-based energy and infrastructure deals, foreign media are simply not that interested. That’s why we were so excited to speak with Yuki! We spend some time on the electricity market (including the 五大四小), coal, and offshore wind.

Some background for the benefit of our listeners:

Generation Companies (Big 5)

中国华能集团公司 - China Huaneng Group Corporation

中国大唐集团公司 - China Datang Corporation

中国华电集团公司 - China Huadian Corporation

中国国电集团公司 - China Guodian Corporation

中国电力投资集团公司 - China Power Investment Corporation

Generation Companies (Smaller 4)

国投电力公司 - SDIC Power Corporation

国华电力公司 - Guohua Power Company

华润电力公司 - China Resources Power Company

中广核集团有限公司 - China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group Co., Ltd.

Grid Companies (Big 2)

国家电网公司 - State Grid Corporation

中国南方电网有限责任公司 - China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd.

Nov 03, 202038:47
Season 1, Episode 1: Welcome to China Cleantech

Season 1, Episode 1: Welcome to China Cleantech

Andrew (张天隆) and Marilyn (韦玛丽) present China Cleantech 101 – what the podcast is all about, how it came to be, and a few episode highlights from the first series.

Nov 02, 202004:48