‘China’s industrial chain and supply chain are resilient, the UK is a global leader in R&D and innovation, and the advantages of the two countries complement each other obviously…’
Johnson Matthey has been presented with the Industrial Cooperation Partnership (ICP) Award for establishing the UK-China Low Carbon Research Consortium, which was set up in 2022.
The ICP Model Project Awards was set up to celebrate the best China-UK collaborations in sustainable green business and encourage industries from both countries to share best practices, establish business networks, and cooperate on industrial clusters.
Johnson Matthey, Fudan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiamen University, and Oxford University are working together on scientific research focused on how carbon dioxide can be used in green bulk chemicals production in support of China’s sustainability goals. Each member of the consortium is a leader in catalysis and chemistry. The partners are currently looking at formic acid, a fundamental organic raw material which has application as a carrier for hydrogen energy and a key step in the carbon cycle. The work on formic acid is taking place over four years.
Mark Su, President Greater China, Johnson Matthey said: ‘Winning the UK-China ICP Award 2022 is a distinct honour. At JM we’re reinventing and expanding the horizon of our technological landscape in Low Carbon Research by collaborating with renowned institutions in both China and the UK to help accelerate a greener future for China and catalyse the net zero transition.’
The Industrial Cooperation Partnership Awards are organised by the China-Britain Business Council in cooperation with the Center for International Economic and Technological Cooperation (CIETC), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Speaking at a briefing ahead of the awards event Zhao Tang, President of the China-Britain Business Council said: ‘China’s industrial chain and supply chain are resilient, the UK is a global leader in R&D and innovation, and the advantages of the two countries complement each other obviously, laying a solid foundation for future bilateral cooperation.’