Delegation Visits enhance scientific cooperation at MPI CEC

The institute welcomed two distinguished delegations in February, fostering scientific exchange and collaboration in the realm of renewable energy.

The delegation from Taiwan with Prof. James C. Liao, President of Academia Sinica (4th from left) visiting the MPI CEC

On February 6, an A*STAR delegation from Singapore visited the MPI CEC.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) delegation, led by Desmond Chua, Director of the Low-Carbon Energy Research Office (LCER CO), delved into hydrogen research during their visit. Desmond Chua and his colleagues discussed topics such as hydrogen safety standards with scientists from the institute and spoke with the coordinators of TransHyDE at the institute about large-scale hydrogen testing initiatives. The delegation was delighted to gain an insight into an operational research and development facility.

A*STAR's LCER CO is leading Singapore's R&D efforts towards decarbonization solutions that align with national climate change commitments. The focus on building expertise in the hydrogen value chain and the goal of spreading Singapore's commitment to sustainable energy development drove the desire to visit MPI CEC. Prof. Leitner was very pleased about the meeting and the exchange with the delegation from Singapore.

A few days later, on February 19, 2024, Prof. James C. Liao, President of Academia Sinica, led a delegation of outstanding researchers from Taiwan to the MPI CEC.
Academia Sinica, founded in 1928, is now the National Academy of Sciences of Taiwan.

The delegation, comprising Dr. Yue-Gau Chen, Dr. Chau-Hwang Lee, Dr. Chien-Chang Chen, Dr. Tzu-Ching Meng and Ren-Huei Huang, also engaged in a laboratory tour at MPI CEC's technical center.

Coordinated by the National Science and Technology Council Taiwan (NSTC) and the Taipei Representation in Germany, the visit aimed to promote scientific cooperation between Germany and Taiwan, following discussions between Prof. Schlögl, Director Emeritus of the MPI CEC, and Prof. Liao during a visit to Taiwan in December last year. The talks emphasized enhancing collaboration in renewable energies, particularly hydrogen research.

Both delegation visits underline the central role of the MPI CEC as a hub for international cooperation in the promotion of sustainable energy technologies. The exchange of ideas and expertise between Singapore, Taiwan and Germany paves the way for innovative solutions to global energy challenges.