Research Center for Energy and Power

Jul 31, 2019 / Author by ZHAO Lifeng Text SizeDBS

Research Fields

Fundamental research, R&D of advanced energy and power transformation technology and system.

Research Directions:

1. Dense Transport Bed Gasification

2. Heavy-duty Gas Turbine

3. Advanced Power Cycle and Energy & Power System

4. Energy Saving and Environment Protection

5. Energy Science and Technology Innovation Strategy and Policy

Team Building

Currently, the center has 23 employees, including 5 research professors, 8 associate research professors, 2 persons of CAS Hundred Talent Program; 36 graduate students including 12 pursuing a doctorate and 24 pursuing a Master’s degree; 1 post-doctor.

The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences granted Ph.D. degree to two students and Master degree to eight students in 2018.

Projects and Major Achievements

The center undertook the national major science and technology infrastructure project "High-Efficiency and Low-Carbon Gas Turbine Research Facility" and led the basic research project of national “aero-engine and gas turbine” major project, named “the fundamental research on wet gas turbine cycle technology”.

With respect to dense transport bed gasification, we promoted the application of transport bed gasifier for industrial fuel-gas and biomass gasification. We completed the scheme research, performance analysis and technical economic evaluation of biomass gasification based cogeneration system, and we were making preparations for the test using a typical kind biomass to get some important design data for this system. We carried out cold test study of the dual-bed system based on the transport bed and promoted the preliminary design of the thermal device.

Regarding the development of heavy-duty gas turbine combustor, we conducted pressurized tests for the ELN single-can combustion chamber; experimental investigations of the model burner at atmosphere pressure condition for micromix combustion and axial fuel staged combustion technology. The effects of mild combustor structure and operating parameters on combustion characteristics were studied. The single-can mild combustion chamber test was completed. Results showed, when the combustion chamber outlet temperature ranged from 1200 to 1500 °C, combustion efficiency of the combustion chamber was 99.9%, and the NOx emissions were below 10 ppmv@15%O2. The verification test of natural gas fired boiler mild burner was completed. The NOx emissions were below 15 ppmv@3.5% O2.

Technology Transfer

The national major science and technology infrastructure project "High-Efficiency and Low-Carbon Gas Turbine Research Facility": In April 2018, review meeting on feasibility study report was held in Beijing; on November 27, the National Development and Reform Commission officially approved the feasibility study report. The legal entity of the project is the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The participating institutions are the Research Center for Clean Energy and Power of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Jiangsu and the Shanghai Pudong Advanced Energy Power Research Center. The construction period of the project is 4 years. The construction site is Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, and Pudong New Area, Shanghai.

The center signed 1 corporation project with Huadian Banshan Power Company, with total contract amount of CNY 480,000 in 2018 and started the analysis of the effect of fuel dilution on DLN 2.0+ burner for yellow smoke elimination.

The center worked together with Jiangsu province, Lianyungang city and Shanghai city to promote the feasibility study of the national major science and technology infrastructure project "High-Efficiency and Low-Carbon Gas Turbine Research Facility". The national development and reform commission approved the project feasibility study report on November 27, 2018.

Patents and Paper

Throughout the year, 23 papers were published including 6 indexed by SCI, 7 by EI; 3 invention patents were applied for, 4 invention patent was authorized, 4 utility model patents were authorized, and 2 software copyrights were authorized.


Professor XIAO Yunhan is Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, UK.

International Cooperation and Exchanges

The center continued to promote substantial cooperation with US members of U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Advanced Coal Technology Consortium (CERC-ACTC) and of U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Energy and Water Track (CERC-WET), Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

The center participated 2 international cooperation projects supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, called “Carbon capture, storage, utilization, demonstration and new generation of technology development” and “key technologies of energy and water bond and efficient green utilization” respectively. Joint team carried out research on capture-ready gasification technology, efficient and water-saving IGCC/IGFC power plants, water and heat simultaneous recovery technology. The researcher from the center reported research progress on CERC-WET annual meeting in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on behalf of topic area 1: water use reduction at thermoelectric plants and discussed cooperation plan with US representatives further. The researchers carried out research on low-emission combustion chamber technology with the support of "experimental research and verification of gas turbine ELN combustion chamber" in the international cooperation project of CAS.

The center has invited a number of well-known foreign professors to teach and cooperate including Professor WANG Ting from the University of New Orleans, Dr. Gilbert Kraemer and Dr. Raymond E. Chupp from GE, Dr. Anurov Y.M from Russia, Dr. Oleg Zastavniouk and Dr. Yakov Kabakov from Canada. Center researchers participated in the Thirty-Fifth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, the 2018 Turbo Machinery Expo (ASME Turbo Expo 2018) and presented papers.

Dean: XIAO Yunhan,Tel: 86-10-82543065,E-mail:

Deputy Dean: ZHAO Lifeng,Tel: 86-10-82543067,E-mail:

                         ZHANG Zhedian,Tel: 86-10-82543070,E-mail:

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