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Deputy Director General of FAO Visits Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture

Source: Biogas Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture

2018-02-04 03:32

On February 4th, 2018, Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director General of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and his delegation visited Reference Center for Biogas Research and Training, Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture (BIOMA).

The delegation first visited Microbiology Research Center (Key Laboratory of Development and Application of Rural Renewable Energy, Ministry of Agriculture), laboratory of Biogas Engineering Research Center and laboratory of Biomass Research Center. Laboratory staff introduced the work of BIOMA in terms of anaerobic microorganism, anaerobic fermentation technology, biogas engineering, R&D platforms, etc. After that, the delegation also had a meeting with leaders and experts of BIOMA. Wang Dengshan, Director General of BIOMA introduced the industry trends of biogas, research capacities, and the work of Reference Center, proposing the plan to carry out south-south cooperation under the support of FAO.

Mr. Gustafson fully recognized contributions made by BIOMA to the development of biogas in China and the world, and delivered congratulations on its achievements in research, training and so on. He hoped that BIOMA, as the Reference Center of FAO, will continue to integrate resources and promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation in collaboration with FAO to the benefit of the whole world. He also exchanged views with BIOMA experts about biogas development, industry standards and technology dissemination in China.

Feng Dongxi, Deputy Director General of FAO South-South Cooperation and Partnership Department; Wang Jinbiao, Senior Officer of FAO South-South Cooperation and Partnership Department; Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in China; Zhou Lijin, Officer of FAO South-South Cooperation; Tang Shengyao, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department of Ministry of Agriculture; colleagues from Center for International Cooperation Services of MOA, Foreign Economic Cooperation Center of MOA and Sichuan Department of Agriculture from the delegation attended this visit.
By Cheng Jingsi