Clean Coal Cooperation

Signed in 2005 by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the bilateral agreement on Technical Cooperation in Clean Coal and Advanced Power Systems Technologies has helped to assist Taiwan in developing capabilities to deploy Clean Coal Technologies, while also developing an export market for U.S. vendors.

Agreement Objectives

  • To undertake cooperative activities that will strengthen knowledge and capabilities for utilization of improved advanced power systems and related technologies on Taiwan. To provide technical assistance to plan and implement clean coal and advanced power systems for Taiwan.
  • To provide education and training for Taiwan participants identified by TECRO’s designated representative, MOEAEC.
  • To provide knowledge concerning how to structure and finance incentive programs for improved advanced power systems technologies.
  • To promote joint scientific and technical exchange programs.
  • To provide training for organizations on Taiwan in the management of research, development and technology transfer.

Joint Activities

  • Conduct of joint research projects;
  • Development of systems specifications and acquisition plans;
  • Exchange of information;
  • Exchange of scientific and technical personnel for participation in agreed research, development, analysis, design and experimental activities;
  • Organization of seminars and other meetings on agreed topics; Training Taiwan participants;

Bilateral Clean Coal Agreement

Sparking cooperation:

The United States and Taiwan government and business leaders have worked closely to promote greater bilateral cooperation between the public and private sector in scientific research, nuclear energy, and renewable energy technologies.

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