2020 was an extraordinary year. The Covid-19 ravaged the world, we have witnessed the disaster caused by the epidemic to people all over the world. However, the great anti-epidemic spirit of the Chinese People of “put life first, unite as one nation, risk one's life and respect science” has also been witnessed, and a decisive victory in national epidemic prevention and control was won ultimately. "One section after section, thousands of branches accumulate ten thousand leaves". Under the guidance of XI Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era and the leadership of the party group and branch party group of the academy, the institute has successfully completed the party and government team changes and deepened the scientific system reform and has risen to a new level.
In 2020, we have used reform and development to strengthen our mission. the organization and implementation of major tasks for the "Innovation Research Institute of Light-duty Gas Turbine" led the construction by the Institute have achieved remarkable results; the Academy’s Engineering Laboratory "Coal Clean Combustion and Gasification Engineering Laboratory" was approved to be established; The Basic Science Center Program of Funding Committee’s "Orderly Energy Conversion" has produced a number of bright results. "Advanced Light-Duty Power" was awarded the Academy’s outstanding breakthrough and was selected as the first stage’s the landmark achievement of the "First Action" plan; The "Advanced Layout UAV" was awarded the excellent key cultivation of the Academy. Newly applied for more than 124 "Two Machines" major scientific and technological projects, and the newly increased contract value was 1.617 billion CNY, laying a solid foundation for the start of the "14th Five-Year Plan".
In 2020, we have used independent innovation to ensure technological self-reliance. Focusing on the major needs of the country’s energy and power field, the institute has made important progress in multiple scientific research work: put forward the theory of concentrated solar energy quality and energy potential, laying a theoretical foundation for ordered energy conversion; the internationally pioneered new principle engine has completed system integration, slow commissioning; The 400 kg thrust turbofan engine project was officially approved; The self-developed 35MW gas turbine gas generator achieves full speed operation; The circulating fluidized bed coal gasification technology put into operation in the world's largest coal-based industrial gas project; The 100MW supercritical compressed air energy storage demonstration project has completed the development of key core components; The preliminary design budget of national major science and technology infrastructure - "High-efficiency Low-Carbon Gas Turbine Test Facility" has been approved, and the project construction progressed smoothly; The scientific and technological innovation achievements of the institute have been fully recognized by leaders at all levels and peers in the industry, further improving the social influence of the Institute.
In 2020, we have enhanced the spirit of science and built a highland of talents. The Institute continued to optimize the talent environment, supplemented 21 high-level talents including “Outstanding Youth”, and 66 positions were promoted throughout the year. The integration of science and education was propelled, and "WU Chung-hua College" and "WU Chung-hua Class" were jointly built. Researcher MA Xiaoping was awarded the Advanced Worker of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In 2020, we have used our fruitful achievements to demonstrate the strategic science and technology strength. "Key technology and application of high efficiency cost ratio of aeroengine" has won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award; "Research and Application of Key Technology of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage System" has won the first prize of Beijing Science and Technology Award; The circulating fluidized bed technical team has won CAS Outstanding Scientific and Technological Achievement Award; The light aeroengine team has won the Outstanding Contribution Award for the National Defense Science and Technology Industry.
In 2021, we will continue to forge ahead and create greater glories. 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the first year of the "14th Five-Year Plan". The leadership team will work with all the staff, with the innovative spirit of bravely standing up to the tide and dare to be the first, and the heroic gesture of bravely rolling stones up the mountain, inherit and carry forward the spirit of the new era of scientists, and resolutely give full play to the role of national strategic scientific and technological forces. Don't forget the original intention, keep the mission in mind, unite, overcome difficulties, and work together with friends from all walks of life to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China with outstanding achievements!