Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL) inaugurated on Monday at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in Liaoning province.
"As China's first national energy lab, DNL will integrate our top scientists to lead research and boost the development of clean energy," said Jinghai Li, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The lab, established by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the CAS, is expected to master leading-edge technologies, promote the transformation of scientific and technological results, and enhance cooperation with energy companies and research institutions both at home and abroad.
Eleven divisions were established at DNL for research into clean fossil energy utilization, clean energy technology, and renewable energy, according to Can Li , director of the laboratory and Vice Director of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics.
A scientific committee with more than 20 academicians of the CAS was established for the newly-built lab. It is also inviting scientists from other countries such as the USA, UK, and Denmark to form an international advisory committee.
Some companies, including China National Petroleum Corporation and British Petroleum, are cooperating with the lab for clean energy research.
(News: China Daily; Photo: Xiang Wang)