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Hunan Academy of Forestry

Hunan Academy of Forestry, or the HAF, founded in 1958, is a prestigious research institution in central south China and one of the provincial branches of Chinese Academy of Forestry, which is under direct management of the State Forestry Administration. As a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and public research institution, it excels in the R&D of woody oil plant application, biomass energy, timber forest, economic forest, forest ecology and protection.

Today’s HAF consists of 11 academic divisions, 3 municipal branches, 8 national and provincial S&T engineering centers, many holding enterprises, and an experimental forest farm covering about 2.7 square kilometers. Among those employed in the academy’s technical positions, over 60 have Doctor’s or Master’s degrees, and researchers who are younger than 50 account for 85% of the total. HAF has achieved a wide range of scientific breakthroughs in basic and cutting-edge forestry researches, while contributed to the regional and national economic and social development with over 290 S&T research results, more than 205 of which are awarded S&T progress prizes at the national and ministerial levels, and 30 are granted state patents.

The HAF possesses 40 years’ tradition in woody oil plant research and has a national impact through its state class platforms such as National Engineering Technology Research Center of Oil-tea Camellia, Bio-diesel Engineering Research Center of Hunan Province, and Forestry Asexual& Genetics Breeding Laboratory, and so on. HAF pioneers the studies of woody grain and oil tree new varieties, species and their high-yield cultivation, processing and application technology in China, and particularly prevails in oil-tea Camellia breeding and high-yield culture in a worldwide. Chinese National S&T Progress Award was obtained by the academy of its Camellia male sterile hybrid new variety.

Over the past two decades, it has shown significant advances in energy plant and bio-diesel R&D in China, founding the first provincial scientific research platform and laboratory in bio-diesel research, bringing up a multi-disciplinary team advancing in energy R&D. A world class conference-- the 4th International Conference on Biomass Energy Technologies—8th World Bioenergy Symposium (ICBT-WBS 2014) will be held on Oct. 2014 by HAF which will provide superb programs and attract world leaders in relevant fields aiming to true world impacts on innovation and industrialization of biomass energy technologies.  

Sponsor:Department of International Cooperation Ministry of Science and Technoplogy PRC Maintenance:China Science & Technology Exchange Center Technical support:Intergrated Information System Research Center Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Science