Climate change and conservation of biodiversity are currently the most pressing challenges for the whole planet. These areas are also ripe for deepening EU-China cooperation, at both the industry and institutional levels. On the background of a deepening EU-China cooperation, many EU SMEs will find new opportunities in the China market.
On 5 December, the EU SME Centre and the European Chamber organised an hybrid workshop to discuss the areas in which EU-China cooperation could potentially deepen as China is accelerating its carbon neutrality drive and the opportunities this would open for European SMEs.
The workshop starts with a debrief of the European Chamber’s recently released study report on Carbon Neutrality. The report identifies areas in which EU-China cooperation can be deepened so that China can front-load the technologies it needs to accelerate its carbon neutrality drive. Dr Christoph Schrempp discusses opportunities that will arise for European SMEs.
In the second part of the event, Italian SME manufacturing company Goglio shares its best practices and challenges encountered in green development and new energy efficient projects. Dolphin Environment and Energy Saving Technology, a local high-tech SME providing services on environment protection and energy saving, also introduces solutions and successful cases of industrial plants’ efforts to achieve energy efficiency.
General Manager of Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre Ltd.; Chairman of the EUCCC board in Tianjin
Dr. Christoph Schrempp is the General Manager of Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre Ltd. In 2021, he was elected to be the Chairman of the EUCCC Tianjin Chapter Board. He is an experienced senior manager with over 22 years of international leadership and industrial lobbying, having worked in various roles at Airbus in China and in Germany as well as served on German Board of Standardization for Cabin DIN/NL. He has nearly 10 years of experience with being involved in government dialogue including with the Chinese government, having served on the Board of EUCCC Tianjin Chapter in various roles including the chairman and vice-chairman. He has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Stuttgart University in Germany.
General Manager of Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co., Ltd
Mirko Turrina is the General Manager of Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co., Ltd, the manufacturing and commercial hub of Goglio Group for Asian market. A HKUST MBA graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Padua University, he recently acquired a certificate in Business Sustainability Management from University of Cambridge. Besides his role at Goglio Tianjin, he is vice-chairman of Yibai Huizhou, chief representative of Fres-co Japan and board member of I.S.T. International school.
During his almost two decades in China, he gained experience in relocating manufacturing and supply chains into China then developing local design and R&D. From 2010 to 2018, he took part as managing partner to a venture that acquired a former Italian-owned machinery company operating in China from the liquidator and successfully listed to the Beijing 3rd market (NEEQ) in 2015.
Goglio is a family-owned multinational company established in Milan in the 1850.The well-known Fres-co system for coffee and fruit products enables processors to expand the shelf life of products and expand their potential markets. The most iconic product is the one-way degassing valve for coffee packaging: in the 1970s, its introduction transformed the coffee roasted from a short time perishable product to a long shelf life commodity.
Dolphin Environment and Energy Saving Technology
Mr. Zhao Liming (Danniel Zhao) has been engaged in the construction industry since the 1990s and has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Since 2010, he has been running his own business. While engaged in the construction industry, he has focused more on the fields related to environmental protection and energy saving. After nearly ten years of efforts, the company he founded has accumulated a lot of technology and resources for environmental protection and energy saving. The company holds more than 20 patents and copyrights related to energy storage, waste heat recovery, automatic control and HVAC technology. It can provide customers with high technical content and efficient building technology, refrigeration technology, environmental protection technology related system and project services. Meanwhile, the company is also committed to the development and application of new building technology, as well as the promotion and service of building environmental protection and energy saving technology, in order to create a green and energy-efficient working and living environment for customers.
00:00 – 00:56 Introduction
00:56 – 02:13 Webinar agenda and speakers
02:13 – 04:59 The EU SME Centre activities
04:59 – 08:54 The European Chamber in China
08:54 – 33:36 Debrief on “Carbon Neutrality: The Role of European Business in China’s Race to 2060”
33:36 – 47:53 SME Experience Sharing: Green Factory, Green Goglio
47:53 – 01:10:56 Carbon Neutral and the Application of Energy Saving Technology, Dolphin Tech
01:10:56 – 01:12:06 PB electricity price compared with power grid price
01:12:06 – 01:15:39 How to quantify and monitor the savings made
01:15:39 – 01:19:03 Skills required to use auto-control systems
01:19:03 – 01:20:56 Expectations on green energy coverage
01:20:56 – 01:22:38 The recycling network in China
01:22:38 – 01:24:27 Energy savings made possible by absorb chillers
01:24:27 – 01:27:49 Contractor price vs. grid price
01:27:49 – 01:30:44 Expert recommendations on energy saving plans
01:30:44 – 01:32:58 Concluding remarks