Canada China Low-Carbon Technology Demonstration Project in Cuishanhu, Kaiping, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China

Under a Contribution Agreement between the Government of Canada and Canada CleanTech Capital Inc. (CCTC), CCTC is undertaking a project in Jiangmen Municipality, Guangdong Province, China, to demonstrate the technological applicability and financial viability of geothermal heat pump applications in the coastal regions of South China. This project is also considered a Canada China Low Carbon Technology Demonstration Project by the local Chinese governments, with a contribution commitment of $400,000 from the Government of Canada. The local Chinese government (Kaiping City), and Canadian project partners (CCTC and Canada Menergy Corp.) also contribute financially and technologically into this project.

CCTC reached a mutual understanding with the Economic and Trade Bureau of Jiangmen in November 2009, for executing a clean technologies demonstration project in Jiangmen. Immediately following Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of 14 cleantech cooperation projects with China during his official visit to China in December 2009, CCTC as one of the recipients of this Federal international funding rapidly mobilized its project team and commenced the execution of this project administrated by the Canadian APP Secretariat under Environment Canada.

In January of 2010, CCTC’s project manager and staff from its Guangzhou office together with Menergy’s engineers proceeded with a site investigation in Jiangmen, with the direct assistance from Jiangmen Economic and Trade Bureau, Xinhui District of Jiangmen, Kaiping City of Jiangmen and Wuyi University located in Jiangmen. 5 potential project sites were identified, with the Cuishanhu Government Public Services Center Building (8-story, 11,000 m2) was finally selected for this project. An agreement with the Cuishanhu Economic Development Zone Administrative Commission was signed on March 25, 2010, and the Official Foundation Stone Laying / Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on April 16, 2010.

A congratulatory letter dated April 14, 2010, from the Canadian Consulate General in Guangzhou was sent to the Government of Kaiping for the smooth execution and progress of this project. Consul General Zhu Taoying of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto also sent a letter on April 14, 2010, to congratulate Dr. Tang of CCTC for putting this international cooperation project together and thank him for his continuous efforts in enhancing the Canada China friendly relationship.

The project is currently underway, on schedule and on budget.