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University of Hull Hosts EU-China Conference

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The University of Hull has welcomed more than 100 delegates at a major international conference on sustainable energy technologies.

Experts from the UK, Europe and China have come together to discuss scientific advances in renewable energy, energy efficiency, phase-change material, sustainable refrigeration and air conditioning technologies.

The event was jointly organised by 32 organisations from the EU and China and was sponsored by the European Commission, British Council, UK EPSRC, Innovate UK, Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.

Commenting on the event, Professor Xudong Zhao, Director of Research for the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Hull, said: "We're hoping the symposiums will create a foundation for regular scientific collaboration between the UK, Europe and China. The aim is to hold the event every two years."

"The event will help to raise Hull's profile and grow our reputation as experts in this field. We are hoping it will lead to further opportunities to collaborate with partners on energy-based research and strengthen the links between businesses in Hull other parts of the world."