On November 3, 2023, the 3rd Boao Conference on Carbon Neutrality, jointly organized by the China Energy Conservation Association and the China Quality Certification Center, was held in Boao, Hainan. DODGEN was invited to participate and was honored with the "Carbon Neutrality Innovation Enterprise Award." After multiple rounds of evaluations by industry experts and authoritative media, DODGEN, along with leading enterprises such as Shanghai Envision Technology and Shanghai SHENERGY Group, received recognition. This honor is a recognition of DODGEN's continuous dedication to the field of carbon neutrality over the years and reflects the company's influence.
The conference, guided by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, brought together key figures such as Ma Peihua, Vice Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); Jiang Peixue, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vice President of Tsinghua University, and Chairman of the China Energy Conservation Association; Tu Guangshao, Member of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC and Executive Director of the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Liu Shijin, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC and former Deputy Director of the Development Research Center of the State Council; Liu Yanhua, Honorary Director of the Expert Committee on Climate Change of the National Development and Reform Commission, former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and former counselor to the State Council; and Pan Jiahua, Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Director of the Carbon Neutrality Professional Committee of the China Energy Conservation Association. Nearly 500 government officials, international affairs experts, ecological experts, economists, and carbon neutrality experts attended, engaging in discussions on low-carbon industries and green circular economies, sharing experiences, exchanging viewpoints, and showcasing collective wisdom.
The conference summarized significant events and achievements in the field of carbon neutrality in 2023, recognized outstanding contributions from brands and enterprises, released reports on carbon trading industries and related standards, shared cutting-edge technologies, products, and services in low-carbon innovation and green production, and explored new trends and directions in the development of the dual-carbon future.
In the current world undergoing rapid changes over the century, with a global economic downturn and severe climate change challenges, the era of upheaval has arrived. Human society faces unprecedented challenges, prompting major economies worldwide to change their thinking and explore a more benign and sustainable development path. Carbon neutrality represents a global paradigm shift and a new choice for future economic development, carrying the mission of the era: "opportunity, development, coexistence." The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and China's carbon peaking and neutrality design at the highest level bring new challenges and opportunities to the market. Enterprises that strategically transform and position themselves will occupy a commanding position in the industrial revolution, and carbon neutrality will also become a new engine for future economic growth.
The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), also known as carbon border tax or carbon tariff, is a tax imposed by the European Union on the carbon emissions of certain imported goods. CBAM aims to offset the difference in carbon prices between the country of origin of imported products and the carbon price in the EU emissions trading system, preventing "carbon leakage" (i.e., the shifting of high-carbon production and related emissions to countries or regions with less stringent carbon reduction requirements). CBAM was included in the EU's Green Deal in 2019 and completed the entire legislative process in April 2023, officially passing. CBAM has a transitional period of two years and three months, from October 1, 2023, to December 31, 2025. After the transitional period ends, CBAM will be formally implemented in 2026, gradually reducing free quotas until they are completely eliminated after full operation in 2034.
After years of practical exploration, China has reached a consensus that energy substitution and improving energy efficiency are two key factors in achieving carbon neutrality goals. The coordinated efforts of government and the market are fundamental driving forces. In this process, technological innovation will play a crucial role. In the development of the zero-carbon new industrial system, supply-side emission reduction technologies such as renewable energy generation (wind power, nuclear power, solar power, geothermal power, biomass power, etc.) and demand-side emission reduction technologies (industrial waste heat recovery, material recycling, lithium battery materials, and fuel cell utilization, etc.) are rapidly gaining popularity. Industries such as photovoltaics, new energy vehicles, bio-based chemicals, and energy-saving and emission reduction chemical equipment have significant substitution space and high urgency for promotion, ranking high on the priority list. For traditional heavy industries, especially the petroleum refining industry, investing in energy-saving transformation of old equipment, waste heat recovery, and using low-carbon separation equipment can achieve energy-saving and emission reduction goals in existing consumption sectors.
The transition to renewable energy and the improvement of energy efficiency also provide opportunities for leading enterprises. DODGEN's mission is to become a low-carbon technology partner for customers in the era of carbon neutrality. In the process of green technology innovation and best practices, DODGEN has developed industrial-scale pilot devices based on small-scale trials. These technologies not only play a role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions but also contribute to improving the efficiency of the chemical industry, contributing to sustainable development goals.
DODGEN's solution for the full utilization and resourceization of agricultural and forestry biomass involves the overall industrial integration design of raw materials, by-products, and the environment. Through the coupling of various separation technologies, DODGEN removes key impurities from copolymers, providing high-purity monomers needed for re-aggregation, significantly improving the economic feasibility of plastic chemical recycling.
New energy and energy storage
Combining its own research and development and engineering advantages, DODGEN is vigorously developing lithium battery electrolyte (EC/DMC/VC/FEC) synthesis and separation process technologies. This produces ultra-pure electrolyte products that meet the stringent requirements of electrochemical products.
With the advent of the "bio-economy" era, the bio-based materials and chemicals sector faces a broad market. DODGEN's solutions drive down production costs and enhance product performance, promoting the widespread application and industrial transformation of bio-based products, contributing effectively to the comprehensive development of the bio-economy system. Our technologies have been applied to bio-based products such as ethanol, lactic acid, oleic acid, succinic acid, butanediol, hydroxymethylfurfural, dimethyl carbonate, citric acid, acetylpropionic acid, itaconic acid, ricinoleic acid, erythritol, isosorbide, long-chain diacids, bio-based fertilizers, and bio-based polymers.
Carbon dioxide conversion
To reduce global economic dependence on coal, oil, and natural gas, future industries may need to convert carbon dioxide to produce polymers and other chemicals essential for human reliance. DODGEN continuously develops new carbon dioxide conversion technologies to meet the growing demand in the market.
Direct air carbon capture
Direct air capture (DAC) is one of the few technologies that can directly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. DAC technology can be metaphorically understood as industrial "photosynthesis." DAC systems capture carbon dioxide on the surface of filters covered with special chemical reagents, forming compounds. The new compounds are heated to release the captured carbon dioxide and separate it from the chemical reagents, which can then be recovered and reused. Compared to other carbon reduction technologies such as afforestation, DAC is more efficient in achieving carbon capture.
DODGEN's low-carbon mission and enthusiasm drive us to continuously explore and collaborate. Our rich engineering experience bridges the gap between research and development innovation and industrialization, pragmatically supporting the transition of low-carbon new technologies to the market, thereby achieving industrial iteration and transformation.