CHINA AT EXPO 2017
China focuses on developing green energy and reduction of fossil fuels consumption as it can be seen in their expo pavilion. Visitors go through the ‘Energy Corridor’ demonstrating the history of China’s energy technologies. For instance, this water wheel of the Song Dynasty works with the help of water energy. There is also the ship of the famous mariner Zhang He. The water energy let him to travel to the western part of the Pacific Ocean seven times. Modern developments are represented by Qinshan and Dayavan nuclear power plants as well as the world's largest Sanxia hydroelectric power plant.
SHU HUAN, DIRECTOR, CHINESE EXPO PAVILION:
- China cooperates with Kazakhstan in the field of energy. According to statistics, energy trade between the countries accounts for 30%. Cooperation in the field of "clean" energy is a new direction. Many Chinese companies invest in this industry. In general, we are ready to share our best practices in the field of alternative energy.
China generates 30% of energy from renewables. Being the second largest economy in the world, China intends to transform traditional energy sources and develop new sources of energy. Chinese pavilion showcases alternative energy solutions that are being used in the cities and villages, as well as future transport and new household technologies.
TIAN KAI, VOLUNTEER, CHINA:
- This is a smart refrigerator. The screen displays information about the food inside, temperature, and air quality. You can see the location of a particular product, the exact amount of fruit, how fresh they are. The refrigerator consumes only 0.48 kilowatt hours per day. This is a modern oven, which also saves electricity.
Visitors were attracted by the giant artificial sun. It is not just an interior design but the international project on the use of controlled thermonuclear fusion, the process, when lighter atomic nuclei merge into heavier ones releasing large amount of energy. According to experts, this will be the most powerful machine in the world generating up to 500 megawatts of thermonuclear energy.
LIU DAN, GUIDE:
- There are several partners in this project like China, Korea, Japan, the EU, the USA, and many other countries. It is under construction in France and it takes 35 years of collaboration to build and open this project. It costs a lot of money over U.S. $100 billion.
In the Chinese pavilion, the guests can learn about the unique system of producing fuel from silt. The installation can extract a surface layer of sediment in rivers and lakes without harming the ecosystem. Then the sediment is processed into biofuel. The biomass fuel is used in industrial production to decrease carbon emissions as well as to reduce heating. The wastewater that is generated in the process corresponds to high quality standards and can merge into rivers without negative impact on nature.
YUDONG XIANG, GUIDE:
- This is our sludge to fuel system. The principal of our system is we are turning the sludge into biomass fuel which could be used to replace coal. That is the principal of this system. This is our dridivisalization, also denitrification system, this is the solution to haze problem in China and is also brand new innovation because it is dry massive. The most obvious phenomenon you will see there is no white smoke coming out of chimney. It has been proven by a lot of scientists either in China or in foreign countries. This is the solution to soften the haze problem in China. Thermo power plant or coal burning. We have to modify this system a little bit so it could remove iron residue inside the filled gas. This system is currently used in China in Shandong province, in Hubei province, Nei Mon province and other places. This is currently used in Shanghai right now. We are trying to open the international market through the expo we would love to set up the plant here in Kazakhstan.
Moreover, the pavilion has a 3D cinema. The film Future Energy is about China's aspirations to develop new energy resources in order to protect the environment. The video conveys about the importance of developing the future energy and cooperation with other states as part of the Silk Road.
- The film which was shown in the pavilion, makes us think that we really need to change everything. There is a city of the future. All is visual. Even a child became interested.
-I’m from the Chinese province, Shandong. I really liked our pavilion since it clearly demonstrates the future energy. Many companies are represented here which develop relations with Kazakhstan.
According to forecasts of the International Energy Agency, by 2035 China will overtake the United States, Japan and Europe in electricity production from renewable and environmentally friendly sources. The Chinese Pavilion at EXPO 2017 clearly demonstrates that this prospect is achievable.