2021年9月22日，清华大学正式成立碳中和研究院（简称碳中和院，英文名称Institute for Carbon Neutrality, 英文缩写ICON,THU）。碳中和院的成立，是清华大学在110周年校庆后的第一项重要战略举措，是学校主动抓住工科战略转型重大机遇的积极作为，是服务国家重大战略需求、深入贯彻国家关于碳达峰碳中和的重大战略部署，发挥一流大学在应对全球气候变化、实现碳中和基础理论与关键技术突破等方面创新引领作用的责任担当，也是为人类命运共同体、为全球可持续发展贡献智慧与力量的重要举措。清华大学碳中和研究院为校级实体科研机构，院长由国家生态环境保护专家委员会副主任、中国工程院院士、清华大学环境学院教授贺克斌担任。
华建敏、钟登华、陆明、舒印彪、余剑锋分别对碳中和研究院的成立表示祝贺，并提出切实希望与合作展望。前美国总统奥巴马科技顾问、哈佛大学肯尼迪政府学院讲席教授约翰·霍尔德伦（John Holdren），联合国原副秘书长、“一带一路”绿色发展国际联盟咨询委员会主任委员埃里克?索尔海姆（Erik Solheim），哥伦比亚大学地球研究所主任亚历克斯?哈利迪（Alex Halliday），联合国副秘书长、联合国开发计划署副署长乌莎·拉奥-莫纳里（Usha Rao-Monari），特斯拉企业CEO埃隆?马斯克（Elon
Global climate change is a major challenge facing mankind in the 21st century.Low-carbon, zero-carbon and even negative carbon technologies for carbon neutrality will be the key to global industrial revolution and scientific and technological competition in the future. Achieving carbon peak and carbon neutrality is vital to the sustainable development of the Chinese nation and the well-being of hundreds of millions of Chinese people.
One year ago today, On 22 September 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping announced for the first time Chinas goal of achieving peak carbon neutrality. This is a major strategic decision made by the CPC Central Committee after careful consideration. It is an inherent requirement for China to achieve sustainable and high-quality development, and an inevitable choice for building a community with
a shared future for mankind.In the face of such an important national strategic deployment, the university cannot be absent, and tsinghua people must assume their responsibilities.
On September 22, 2021, Tsinghua University officially established the Institute for Carbon Neutrality (Institute for Carbon Neutrality, ICON,THU).The establishment of the Institute of Carbon Neutrality is the first important strategic initiative of Tsinghua University after the 110th anniversary of the university. It is the universitys active action to seize the great opportunity of engineering strategic transformation, serve the major strategic needs of the country, and deeply implement the countrys major strategic deployment of carbon neutrality. To give full play to the leading role of first-class universities in addressing global climate change and achieving carbon neutrality in basic theories and key technological breakthroughs is also an important measure to contribute wisdom and strength
to a community with a shared future for mankind and global sustainable development.The Institute of Carbon Neutrality at Tsinghua University is a university-level scientific research institution. The director of the Institute is He Kebin, deputy director of the National Expert Committee for Ecological and Environmental Protection, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and professor of the School of Environmental Sciences at Tsinghua University.
Deputy chairman of the standing committee of the 11th National Peoples Congress, hua jianmin, Chinas special envoy for climate change, xie zhenhua, party secretary of China Association for Science and Technology, first secretary of the secretariat Zhang Yuzhuo, education deng-hua zhong, deputy secretary of CPC leading group members, members of the CPC leading group of science and technology, scored, honorary director of the national climate change expert committee, Ministry of Science and Technology vice minister liu yanhua, Huaneng group party secretary, chairman of the board of directors ShuYin puma, party secretary, jian-feng yu, chairman of China nuclear industry group, tsinghua university President coco, party secretary Chen xu, a positive response and participate
in the research institute of a dozen of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, liberal arts, a senior professor, and other areas of the relevant experts and scholars present at the meeting, vice President of
tsinghua university Zeng Rong chaired the meeting.
Hua Jianmin, Zhong Denghua, Lu Ming, Shu Yinbiao and Yu Jianfeng congratulated the establishment of the Carbon Neutrality Institute and put forward practical expectations and cooperation prospects. Former US President Barack Obamas Science and Technology Adviser, John Holdren, Professor at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government, Erik Solheim, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Advisory
Committee of the International Alliance for Green Development under the Belt and Road,Alex Halliday, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Usha Rao-Monari, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Special guests, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, sent congratulatory messages via videos and letters.Hua Jianmin, Xie Zhenhua, Zhang Yuzhuo, Zhong Denghua, Qiu Yong, Chen Xu, Zeng Rong and He Kebin jointly inaugurated the institute.
Xi jinping, general secretary of the investigation on the eve of 110 anniversary at tsinghua highly to the development of the school achievement will surely and points out that the school motto of tsinghua university uphold self-reliance, and hold world with virtue, deepening reform, accelerate innovation, the business is thriving, scientific research innovation and national development needs hangs clasp, show the tsinghua yong yi and bear. "We should make good use of the catalyst for interdisciplinary integration, strengthen the ability to cultivate basic disciplines, break the barriers of disciplines and specialties, adjust and upgrade the existing discipline and
specialty systems, and target the frontiers and key areas of science and technology," the general Secretary stressed.Serving the country is the highest mission of a university. Tsinghua University has always been committed to advancing with the motherland and keeping pace with The Times.
In 1956 for the service demand for science and technology in national economic construction, concentrate superior forces founded, including semiconductor technology, a batch of new major, founded in the year to April 22, institute of integrated circuit, concentrated elite force into the main key core technology, for the realization of the integrated circuit course international leading, support our country enterprise independent innovation development key contribution of integrated circuits; Since 1958, when China seized the great opportunity of developing atomic energy, it took the initiative to prepare for the establishment of the Atomic Energy Scientific Experiment Base (No. 200). On September 12, this year,
reactor No. 1 of the Shidaowan High Temperature Gas-cooled reactor Nuclear Power Plant demonstration Project jointly developed by Tsinghua University, Huaneng Group and China National Nuclear Corporation reached the
critical state for the first time.Volunteered to set up the aircraft engine research institute from 2018, promote the innovation and development of aircraft engine in China, to April 2, 2020, vanke school of public health and health, construction of the international first-class level of new disciplines, public health and health training future leading international public health development of high-level personnel... At every critical moment in the history of national development, there will always be tsinghua people striving for self-improvement.
Tsinghua University has been active in addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development.In 1998, tsinghua university proposed to build a "green University". In December 2017, Tsinghua University established the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, and in May 2019, Tsinghua University proposed the establishment of the "World University Alliance on Climate Change". In January 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping wrote back to the student representatives of the World University Alliance on Climate Change, expressing appreciation for their common concerns on issues concerning the future of mankind and looking forward
to their active efforts to protect the common home of the earth for all mankind.On the new journey, the people of Tsinghua University will still adhere to the spirit of self-improvement, and will continue to pursue innovation, making new contributions to national development and social progress.
In construction of carbon neutral institute, tsinghua university has profound accumulation, in low carbon power generation and power, the new power system, zero carbon, zero carbon communications, industrial depth reduction technology, reducing the carbon reduction synergies, CCUS and carbon sinks, such as climate change and carbon neutral strategy several carbon neutral core research area, has made a number of advanced level of innovation. At the same time, Tsinghua University and key enterprises will carry out joint research on the theme of dual carbon, and deepen school-enterprise cooperation.
In the field of green and low-carbon development strategy, China Three Gorges Group Co., LTD., China Huaneng Group Co., LTD., Swire Properties Co., LTD., Toyota Motor Corporation and other key domestic and foreign enterprises jointly build university-level
research institutions, actively promote international exchanges and cooperation on climate change, and actively build high-level exchange platforms. A number of university-level research institutions, including the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University, have been established to support the implementation of the national dual carbon strategy with "core
technology".Just four days ago, on September 18, tsinghua university, and in the nuclear group, huaneng group, bao wu iron and steel group, citic group signed a contract to build the high temperature gas cooled reactor carbon neutral hydrogen production industry technology alliance, on the basis of the advanced technology for high temperature gas cooled reactor in China, through the ultra high temperature gas cooled composting hydrogen research and development, the development of application technology such as chemical industry, hydrogen, hydrogen smelting We will combine high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology with steel smelting, chemical engineering and other specific application scenarios, build industrial-scale demonstration projects, and carry out industrialization promotion at
home and abroad, striving to achieve extremely low carbon dioxide emissions in related industries, and help realize the dream of carbon neutrality.
The Carbon Neutrality Institute of Tsinghua University will innovate ideas and mechanisms, and strive to build a new strategic platform to serve the new landscape of national development. The Institute will focus on carbon neutrality to build a technological innovation center, a high-end think tank strategy center, a high-level talent training base, and a platform for cooperation, exchange and communication. In the next step, Tsinghua University will give full play to its multi-disciplinary and multi-platform advantages and profound talent accumulation to focus on low-carbon power generation and power, new power systems, zero-carbon
transportation, zero-carbon buildings, deep emission reduction in industry, synergy of pollution reduction and carbon reduction, CCUS and carbon sinks, climate change and carbon neutrality strategy.Strive to play a leading role in carbon neutrality and key technological breakthroughs.Among them:
Zero carbon traffic on the main school of tsinghua vehicles and carrying on the new energy car battery security issues, to overcome the vehicle power battery performance optimization control of the technical problem and system integration design, developed a series of fuel cell power system of commercial vehicle, the first in the world to carry out the fuel cell car in cold and large-scale commercial demonstration. The team continues to research and develop the worlds leading level of high safety, long life vehicle new energy power system.Tsinghua School of Architecture has developed key technologies such as zero-carbon power system for new buildings with "light storage, direct flexibility" and zero-carbon heating system with middle-deep geothermal heat pump, forming an internationally leading zero-carbon building design method and management technology system. Is the vanguard of carbon reduction and emission reduction.The department of Energy Dynamics of Tsinghua University has developed the CFB combustion technology and design theory system and advanced coal gasification technology with completely independent intellectual property rights. The nuclear Research Institute has designed the worlds first bulb bed modular high temperature gas-cooled reactor demonstration power station and completed commercial demonstration.
In the aspect of hydrogen power generation, the key technology of solid oxide battery industry chain from mechanism to integration and matching has been conquered.Is the core hub to achieve the dual carbon goal.
The department of electrical Machinery has built a high proportion of new energy power system security control theory, high efficiency simulation of power equipment and system, carbon emission flow simulation platform, and developed multiple
types of energy storage technology and key equipment, providing key equipment and "intelligent brain" for the realization of new energy based new power system. The School of Materials science and Technology provides a series of important support in the development of efficient photocatalyst/electrocatalyst for hydrogen production and photovoltaic energy conversion materials. The Department of Chemical Engineering has developed complete sets of technologies such as direct cracking of downstream crude oil to produce chemicals, opening up a key technological path to transform the industrial
chain from "fossil fuels" to "fossil materials".Reducing pollution and reducing carbon is a key way to implement Xi Jinping thought on Ecological Civilization and fight the battle against pollution. Institute of environmental research and development of circular economy of generic technology, pollutants and high precision tracking database and real-time inversion technique, formed the reducing carbon reduction
and energy efficient utilization of resources of complete sets of technology solutions and equipment, to build the ecosystem carbon sinks and department of global carbon emissions database, in order to promote
economic and social development to provide comprehensive green transformation theory and technical support.
CCUS and carbon sink are the underpinning technologies to achieve dual carbon goals.In the past 20 years, the department of Energy Dynamics, the Department of Chemical Engineering, the School of Soil and Water engineering, the Department of Geography and other departments have jointly carried out research on CO2 capture, geological storage and stimulation of oil, gas and heat utilization, and built simulation methods and experimental platforms from atomic and pore scales to cores at large scale. The research results have been applied in CCUS demonstration projects at home and abroad.
Climate change and carbon neutral strategic aspects of climate change and sustainable development research institute, HeYanYuan around our country medium and long-term low-carbon path to carry out the transformation and development strategy of system research, college of management, the male tube institute, wudaokou financial institute organizes the high-end carbon neutral global economic policy research, as a national "double carbon" target decision-making and implementation provides scientific support. In the future, it plans to make efforts in the two directions of carbon neutral high-end international forums and international science and technology dissemination, and to establish an international alliance
of carbon neutral technology proposed by the Carbon Neutral Institute of Tsinghua University.
The Carbon Neutral Institute will change the inertia of single discipline development, give full play to the advantages of profound basic research and interdisciplinary integration of the university, realize the joint innovation of multiple departments and disciplines, concentrate superior resources to speed up the breakthrough of key core technologies in the field of carbon neutrality, and overcome a number of key core technologies that are "stuck" in the field of carbon neutrality. We will actively participate in the establishment of an innovation consortium, form an integrated platform for cross-industry, cross-field and cross-regional cooperation on carbon-neutral key technologies,
deepen school-local cooperation, align local low-carbon development and enterprise transformation needs, jointly build green and low-carbon demonstration enterprises and demonstration cities (groups),
and promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements.To promote the cooperation and exchange with world-class universities and academic institutions, organize and carry out international cooperation strategy research, participate in international big science programs and big science projects in the field of carbon neutrality, publicize and disseminate the forefront of tsinghuas international cooperation and technology development in the field of carbon neutrality, and improve its influence in the field of international carbon neutrality technology.