On October 26th to 27th, the 354th Shuangqing Forum was held in Beijing. The Shuangqing Forum is a high-level strategic academic conference organized by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. It aims to act as a forum for high-level scientists to discuss the frontiers of scientific development, and to promote the transformation of scientific research paradigms and interdisciplinary integration. The theme of this forum was "Scientific Basis for Low-Carbon Mining and Metallurgical Engineering", primarily focusing on cutting-edge developments in fields such as mining, the petroleum industry, metallurgy, and addressing present-day challenges in these areas.
Nie Zuoren, CAE Member, President of Beijing University of Technology, along with Peng Suping, CAE Member, from China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing, and Li Gensheng, CAE Member, from China University of Petroleum (Beijing), jointly served as the Executive Chairpersons of the Forum. Wang Qidong, Executive Deputy Director of the Department of Engineering and Materials Science at the National Natural Science Foundation of China, attended the Forum's opening ceremony and delivered a speech, with Deputy Director Miao Hongyan presiding over the event. More than 50 experts from universities, scientific research institutes, and related enterprises across the country participated in this forum.
Nie Zuoren delivered a speech on behalf of the Executive Chairpersons of the Forum. He pointed out that the mining and metallurgical industries jointly serve as the primary link in the exchange of materials and energy between human society and the natural environment. Currently, in response to international carbon neutrality development requirements, the mining and metallurgical sectors are facing unprecedented challenges in achieving low-carbon development. This session of the Shuangqing Forum placed strong emphasis on the "carbon peaking and carbon neutrality" goals, together with the broader theme of advancing the modernization, "greening", and digitization of the Nation's industries. He expressed his hope that the experts participating in the Forum would engage in in-depth discussions of the Forum's theme, pinpointing the major scientific issues that urgently need addressing, and provide the necessary theoretical and technological support for the low-carbon development of China's mining and metallurgy sectors.
The Forum featured three plenary sessions, each with a distinct focus on one of the three following topics: "Green and Low-Carbon Development of Oil and Gas Resources and Intelligent Mining", "Low-Carbon Development and Green Utilization of Mineral Resources", and "Low-Carbon and Intelligent Process Re-engineering Across the Metallurgical Life Cycle". In addition to the plenary sessions, the Forum included a total of 16 specialized presentations that delved deeper into these three main themes.