NICE America Research invites you to their ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m.
About NICE America Research: NICE America Research, Inc. is a newly established R&D Center in Silicon Valley, and is 100% owned by the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (NICE) in Beijing, China. NICE is the corporate research arm of Shenhua Group which is an integrated energy company and a Global Fortune 500. Our mission is to drive technology innovation in clean energy and help Shenhua become a world-class clean energy supplier. Our US research center is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and will start operations from Sept., 2016. Our R&D focuses on clean energy tech development including 1) coal/shale gas conversion (fuels, olefins, fine chemicals, etc.), 2) hydrogen energy (hydrogen production, transportation, fueling infrastructure, fuel cells, and fuel cell driven vehicles), 3) carbon capture and utilization (coal-firing power plants, coal chemical processes, conversion to chemicals etc.), and 4) energy internet (energy storage, distributed energy system, control platform, micro-grid, etc.).
Founded in 2009, the National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy (NICE) is the corporate research arm for Shenhua Group. NICE is focused on making Shenhua’s businesses more competitive through innovation, while simultaneously delivering transformational technologies in support of Shenhua’s drive to transform itself into a world-class supplier of clean energy.
NICE has grown to over 350 employees, with locations in Beijing, China and California, United States. NICE technologists are currently working in strategic areas, including clean coal conversion and utilization, coal-derived materials, coal-to-chemical catalysis, hydrogen energy and applications, distributed energy systems, and advanced water treatment processes. With a majority holding advanced degrees in a range of scientific fields, the NICE team is positioned to deliver world-class fundamental science, clean energy technologies, and tangible business impacts.
A global Fortune 500 company, Shenhua Group is the world’s largest producer of coal. Established in 1995, it is a vertically integrated enterprise with business units in coal mining, transportation, power generation, and coal-to-chemicals production. Shenhua delivered over 400 MM tons of coal through its transportation network in 2015. it is also one of China’s largest power producers, with an installed generating capacity of over 75 GW, and a significant presence in coal-to-olefins production, at over 600 thousand tons.
Shenhua has 210,000 employees and total assets of $50 billion. It recorded net profits of about $14 Billion in the last two years, and is currently transforming itself from a largely coal-based enterprise into a world-class supplier of clean energy. Shenhua Group is headquartered in Beijing, China."