Tainan 2021 low carbon city conference

24 December, 2021

The ECCT hosted the Tainan-ECCT-NCKU Low Carbon City Conference with the theme Public Private & Academic Partnership (PPAP) for a sustainable future. Read the full event report.


The half-day event was organised by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) in conjunction with National Cheng Kung University (國立成功大學) and co-organised by the Tainan City Government and the Shalun Industry Alliance (SIA, 沙崙智慧產業聯盟). At the event, opening remarks were made by Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-Che (台南市市長 黃偉哲), Dr Jenny Su (Huey-Jen), President of NCKU (成功大學校長及沙崙聯盟召集人蘇慧貞), and ECCT Vice Chairman Giuseppe Izzo. This was followed by an introductory presentation of the ECCT by ECCT CEO Freddie Höglund and an MOU signing ceremony between the ECCT, NCKU and SIA to foster cooperation on smart eco-city development and new low carbon science and technology. The programme included presentations from speakers from NCKU and representatives from industry to talk about increasing energy efficiency and sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing, green hydrogen, healthcare, the NCKU’s innovative new carbon negative factory and developing talent necessary to enable sustainable development.

Giuseppe Izzo, in his capacity as Managing Director, Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Region from STMicroelectronics, gave a presentation on a sustainable future for the semiconductor industry.


In his presentation Dr Chen Chuh-Yung, Distinguished Professor in NCKU’s Department ofChemical Engineering (成大化學工程學系特聘教授 陳志勇) spoke about how NCKU is contributing to talent development to enable the future sustainable development of industry.


In his presentation, Chen Zhi-yong, Distinguished Professor from NCKU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, gave an introduction to NCKU’s first carbon negative pilot factory.


In his presentation, Dr John Lee, Managing Director of the Merck Group in Taiwan spoke about his company's dedication to sustainability”.


In his presentation, Michael Li, Vice President of Air Liquide (亞東氣體副總經理 李偉精) outlined how Air Liquide plans to reach net zero by 2050 through a combination of measures.


The event concluded with a panel discussion on sustainable supply chains moderated by NCKU President Jenny Su (Huey-Jen) with the participation of the speakers Giuseppe Izzo, Dr John Lee, Michael Li as well as panellists Ma Jian-yong, Chairman of Solar Applied Materials Technology (光洋應用材料科技董事長 馬堅勇), Che-Chun-fu, General Manager of Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (統一企業股份有限公司技術群總經理 陳春福) and Cai Yi-shan, Director of Clinical Innovation R&D Center, NCKU Hospital Representative (成大醫院臨床創新研發中心主任 蔡依珊).

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