On September 18, 2020, the second meeting of the first council of the Green Fertilizer Engineering Laboratory (GFEL) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was held at the International Exchange Center of Northeastern University. YAN Qing, director of the Science and Technology Promotion and Development Bureau of CAS, was invited to attend the meeting. The meeting was presided over by ZHU Jiaojun, director of the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE), CAS and chairman of the council of GFEL. All council members (or their representatives), FANG Yunting, deputy director of IAE, and WANG Xugao, head of the Science and Technology Division of IAE, attended the meeting.
ZHU Jiaojun introduced the background and significance of the establishment of the laboratory, and announced the appointment of Dr. JI Lanzhu, the chairman of the International Fertilizer Science and Technology Center, as GFEL's distinguished researcher. Dr. WEI Zhanbo, deputy head of the laboratory, gave a report on the 2020 annual work progress and the next work plan. The council members and the leaders attending the meeting fully affirmed the work progress of the laboratory, and put forward constructive comments and suggestions on the long-term development of the laboratory.
YAN Qing pointed out that the engineering laboratory should play a bridge role linking scientific and technological innovation and industry development, establish a long-term cooperation mechanism with relevant enterprises, and jointly establish a collaborative platform for novel fertilizer research, promotion and application, strengthen communication between the council and related enterprises, and promote the application of novel products of green fertilizers in agricultural systems. Finally, ZHU Jiaojun expressed that IAE will fully support the development of the laboratory and work together with all related institutes and enterprises to make the laboratory develop faster and better.