IBM Research Launches Project "Green Horizon" to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

IBM has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. 

Dubbed "Green Horizon", the project sets out to leap beyond current global practices in three areas critical to China's sustainable growth: air quality management, renewable energy forecasting and energy optimization for industry. Led by IBM's China Research laboratory, the initiative will tap into the company's network of 12 global research labs and create an innovation ecosystem of partners from government, academia, industry and private enterprise. 

One of the first partners to come on board is the Beijing Municipal Government. Through a collaboration agreement, the two parties have agreed to work together to develop solutions which can help tackle the city's air pollution challenges. The collaboration will leverage some of IBM's most advanced technologies such as cognitive computing, optical sensors and the internet of things all based on a Big Data and analytics platform and drawing on IBM's deep experience in weather prediction and climate modelling. 

"China has made great achievements and contributed much to the world's economic growth over the past 30 years. It now has an opportunity to lead the world in sustainable energy and environmental management," said D.C. Chien, Chairman and CEO, IBM Greater China Group. "While other nations waited until their economies were fully developed before taking comprehensive action to address environmental issues, China can leverage IBM's most advanced information technologies to help transform its energy infrastructures in parallel with its growth." 

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This is a serious competitor in the trade between Battery Fueled Cars and Hydrogen. I think Hydrogen will have a lot going for it if there are sufficient numbers of re-fueling stations dotted around the towns and cities. The ultimate question is just how many filling stations will there be surely there won't be everything in one location. Gas, Diesel, Electric and Hydrogen. This sounds like a recipe for disaster. As far as I see it the Car of the future needs to have 2 key things in its favor; 1.Have a range of at least 300 miles 2.Be able to refuel at home or within 5 to 10 miles. Kevin Lyle http://skyfarmsf.com/

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