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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Delegation to Join Business Development Mission to China

Friday, March 20, 2015
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced they will lead a delegation of 25 American companies on a Business Development Trade Mission to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, China next month.

The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business operations in China for Smart Cities – Smart Growth products and services, such as smart buildings, green data centers, carbon capture utilization and storage, energy efficiency technologies, clean air and water technologies, waste treatment technologies, smart grid and green transportation.

“This trade mission is an opportunity to facilitate greater cooperation between the governments and private sectors in the United States and China,” said Secretary Pritzker. “We know that China has energy needs that our firms have the goods, services and expertise to address. Through this mission, we hope to forge deeper ties that will strengthen the bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies.”

“U.S. businesses have the products, services and technological expertise needed to develop and deploy innovative technologies for future smart cities. These are some of the clean energy technologies that will help build China’s low-carbon economy and solve our global climate challenges,” said Secretary Moniz. “The companies selected today are key reminders that through the world-class innovation of U.S. companies, we can decrease emissions while creating economic opportunities.”

Companies that will join Secretary Pritzker and Secretary Moniz on the business development trade mission include:

  • Alcoa (New York, NY)
  • Algenol (Fort Myers, FL)
  • Aquatech International (Canonsburg, PA)
  • C3 Energy (Redwood City, CA)
  • Coalogix Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
  • Cummins Inc. (Columbus, IN)
  • Dais Analytic Corporation (Tampa, FL)
  • Dresser-Rand (Houston, TX)
  • Ecolab Inc. (St. Paul, MN)
  • GE (Fairfield, CT)
  • GreatPoint Energy, Inc.  (Chicago, IL)
  • Honeywell (Morristown, NJ)
  • LanzaTech Inc (Skokie, IL)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
  • McWong Environmental Technology (Sacramento, CA)
  • Nanostone Water, Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN)
  • Opower, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
  • Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT)
  • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
  • Sensity Systems Inc (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • SolarReserve (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Southern Company Services (Atlanta, GA)
  • the digit group, inc. (Collierville, TN)
  • UL LLC (Northbrook, IL)
  • Xylem Inc. (Rye Brook, NY)

This mission is one of several efforts underway that will help expand U.S.-China clean energy cooperation. Last November, President Obama and President Xi jointly announced that the United States and China will work together to meet both countries’ post-2020 climate targets. China has stated its goal of peaking CO2 emissions around 2030, with the intention to try to peak early and increasing its non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20 percent by 2030.