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Bluetech Supports Local Clean Air Policy ImplementationPost date: 2016-09-01

On 31st August, the 2nd Bluetech Award Campaign just closed call for application. This year, the Committee connected with over 50 partners and supporters across 16 countries and received more than 50 applications. Many partners and applications are from the leading countries for cleantech development, such as the US, UK, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Gernman, France, Israel, China and etc.

The Bluetech Award aims to promote best available clean air technologies to help tackle China's air pollution problems.  Air pollution is a very complex issue. Different cities are faced with very different sources of pollution due to varied economic development levels, energy structures, and urban modes. How to help cities to develop their own clean air action plans with reference of the most advanced technology is a key to accelerate the pace of restoring blue skies. CAAC launched 10 local clean air pilots since 2014. This year’s bluetech categories are closely linked to the technology needs from these pilots.

Shenzhen is China’s leader in clean air efforts, who has already achieved the national PM2.5 standards and committed to achieve EU level PM2.5 standard by 2020. As the 3rd largest container terminal in the world, one of the biggest challenges for Shenzhen is the emission control for port, which contributes to 13% of Shenzhen's total PM2.5 emission. 2016 Bluetech Award Campaign has selected diesel engine emission reduction & clean energy substitutes to call for advanced technology in the related field to help China tackle this problem.

Air pollution in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei (Jing-Jin-Ji) Region and its surrounding areas attracted significant attentions from all over the world. It is estimated that if the coal burning pollution in rural areas during winter can be eliminated, the PM2.5 concentration can be improved by 20% in Jing-Jin-Ji, and 40% for Beijing alone.  Households account for about 18 percent of total energy use in the Beijing region but produce 50 percent of black carbon emissions and 69 percent of organic carbon emissions, which is more than transportation sector and power plants combined. Hence, the coal pollution prevention and control for non-power sector is also selected as a technology category for 2016 Bluetech.  Winners in this category will have opportunities to support the development of the Technological Guidance of Jing-Jin-Ji Household Coal Pollution Control, and participate the local technology demonstration projects.

VOCs and its secondary products are toxic and cancerous, harming public health. The 13th Five Year Plan listed VOCs as an important contaminant, pushing some major cities and provinces to create their own VOCs control targets. For Changzhou, one of China's important chemical manufacturing bases, VOC is one of its major contaminants. The emission amount of VOCs in Changzhou is about 51,540 ton per year. Bluetech Award Committee selected VOCs substation, monitoring and pollution prevention as one of the technology categories in Bluetech Award this year to control VOCs emission and ultimately protect public health.

Based on the necessity of clean air technology promotion in accordance with local clean air policy implementation, the 2nd Bluetech Award focuses on five technology categories, as listed below:

1)Diesel engine emission reduction & clean energy substitutes

2)Coal combustion emission control & clean energy substitutes (non-power sector)

3)VOCs substation, monitoring and pollution prevention

4)Indoor air quality monitoring and air purification

5)Ultra-low emission control for coal-fired power plants

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