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      The Green Energy Development Center (GEDC) was established in August 2010. The mission of the GEDC is to develop on energy research, energy saving, resource recycling, and personal training in the science and technology. Besides, we seek the international cooperation to boost up the research quality and technology on the innovative green energy research for the next generation. This center has 10 professors, 15 staffs and around 60 students.

      The GEDC is currently focusing on the research and development on fermentative biohydrogen energy technologies. This project is supported by the Bureau of Energy, MOEA, and it uses technologies such as immobilized cell technology (ROC patent: I317381) of selectivity for hydrogenase cell, induced granular cell hydrogen fermentation, and preparation of electro chromic materials by chemical depositions (US patent: 6 652 980 B2). Nearly 8 patents have been obtained from Taiwan, China and USA; 9 applications have been submitted. The GEDC also promotes regional cooperation by holding international meetings such as the APEC Advanced Bio-hydrogen Technology Conference and Short-term Training Course, Asian Biohydrogen Symposium. The GEDC is currently networking with several research institutes, including TUT, KKU, HIT and SIUC.

 

Research fields

       The main themes of the research are anaerobic bio-hydrogen production with key technologies of (a) culture enrichment, (b) high-rate three-phase bioreactor, (c) molecular biological technology, and (d) pilot-plants. Based on the established key technologies, the GEDC is leading the bio-hydrogen production rate in the world by constructing a Bio-H2 Gas Station in Feng Chia University campus in 2011.

 

Bio-H2 Gas Station in Feng Chia University campus.

 

 

 

Education and talent training

       There are “Master Degree Program for Green Energy Science and Technology” and “Undergraduate Program for Biomass Energy and Green Energy Science and Technology”. GEDC has got a fund from Ministry of Education, Taiwan to build the “Resource Center for Training Talent in Biomass Energy Technology” with 7 partner universities. The program provides the science and technology on bio-ethanol, bio-diesel, bio-methane and bio-hydrogen energies in production, economic evaluation, purification, storage and application.

 

International Platforms for Technical Exchange and Extension

 

            The GEDC has international platforms to promote and exchange the technical information

               ‧ APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology
               ‧ Secretary’s Office of Asia Bio-HyLinks (ABHL)
               ‧ International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)-Taiwan Chapter  

            GEDC has international exchange activities with the followings

               ‧Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
               ‧Harbin Institute of Technology, China
               ‧Indian Institute of Technology, India
               ‧Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.
               ‧Khon Kaen University, Thailand
               ‧Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
               ‧Southern Illinois University, USA
               ‧Tampere University of Technology, Finland
               ‧Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
               ‧University of Nevada, USA
 

 

 

 

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