In the face of rapid economic development, China has continuously improved the overall layout of technological innovation, emerging technologies and sectors development, and created new growth points through the development of emerging sectors. During the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, China's strategic emerging sectors have achieved rapid development. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, China will put the strategic emerging sectors in a prominent position in economic development and strive to break through in both "quality" and "quantity". The strengthened clean application of biomass energy as an important part of the emerging sectors was clarified in the Guideline on Emerging Sectors of Strategic Importance during the 13th Five-Year Plan Period. Among the biomass energies, the biogas sector is of great development potential. Compared with traditional projects, the biomass biogas power generation is green and sustainable, thus an effective way to achieve economic, ecological and social benefits. The development of biogas industry will drive the progress of emerging sectors. With the advent of the era of ecological civilization, it has been an inevitable trend to vigorously develop biogas projects.
Source: E20 Institute of Environment Industry Author: Li Si
Enterprise Innovation & Development under the Guidance of Policies
Focus on innovation and strengthen the development of innovation subjects. Beijing Yingherui Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Yingherui"), founded in 2005, is a state-level high-tech enterprise. As the state-level supportive policies for biomass energy accelerates, Yingherui, a leader of the biomass biogas industry, is gradually innovating and developing under the guidance of national policies. Driven by national policies, Yingherui has gone through three stages in development:
1. The company was named "Beijing Yingherui Environmental Protection Equipment Co., Ltd." when it was founded, which mainly focused on equipment, promoted equipment cooperation nationwide, and was committed to growing into a first-class equipment supplier in China.
2. In the context of the national financial crisis in 2008, the Ministry of Agriculture promoted small and medium-sized biogas projects to stimulate domestic demand. In addition, during the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" period, the state vigorously promoted the use of clean energy, which in turn greatly drove the development of small and medium-sized biogas projects. Following the national development trend, the company changed its name to "Beijing Yingherui Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd." in 2009 and began to get involved in the project field. From 2009 to 2015, Yingherui completed the construction of hundreds of biogas projects in China.
3. The Paris Agreement adopted by 195 countries in 2015 defined the hard indicator of China's carbon emissions, that is, by 2020, China will reduce its carbon emissions by 40%-45%. In 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Development and Reform Commission began to promote large-scale biogas and super-large-scale biogas projects to drive the industrialization of biogas projects. On December 21, 2016, the 14th Meeting of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs put forward that we should adhere to the policy of "government support, enterprise as the main body and market-oriented operation", take biogas as the main treatment direction and the local use of rural energy and agricultural organic fertilizer as the main use direction, and strive to basically solve the problems of large-scale livestock wastes treatment and resource during the 13th Five-Year Plan period. As the policies heated up, the company changed its name to "Beijing Yingherui Environmental Technology Co., Ltd." in 2016, and has undertaken many large-scale biogas projects such as COFCO Guangshui and Sanhe Tianlong project. Now, the company is striving to become the first-class contractor of biogas projects in China. Yingherui will focus on the resource utilization of agricultural wastes, build a "three-in-one" ecological recycling agricultural system with a small cycle of agricultural waste, a medium cycle of regional planting and breeding, and a large cycle of county-level agricultural industry, and open up a new way for the large-scale, market-oriented and industrialized biogas projects. According to Mr. Zhou Jianhua, President of Yingherui, the company, driven by policy and environment, is committed to growing into a leading provider of urban and rural organic waste solutions in China.
Shandong Leling Shengli New Energy Biogas Project
Leading Equipment & Proprietary Technology
Yingherui has long been committed to the resource utilization of agricultural organic wastes, environmental pollution control and clean energy, and its main business includes the production and sales of enamel assembled tanks and biomass biogas projects. After continuous development, Yingherui has been intensively engaged in equipment. Now, it ranks first in China in terms of enamel assembly tank business and comes out in front in biomass biogas projects.
In terms of equipment manufacturing, Yingherui is the earliest enterprise to import the foreign technology of manufacturing enamel assembled tanks. After years of continuous innovation and improvement, the company can rival foreign leading enterprises when it comes to the technology in enamel assembled tanks, has drawn up the industry standard for enamel assembled tanks as a leading unit and become the leading enterprise of enamel assembled tanks in China. While playing an active role in the domestic market, Yingherui has exported its equipment to more than ten countries and regions, including Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. The enamel assembled tanks of Yingherui will surely show greater vigor in the international market.
In the field of biomass biogas, the company adheres to independent R&D and cooperates with well-known European technology companies to develop a series of equipment and process technologies in compliance with the characteristics of Chinese raw materials. At present, Yingherui has a number of proprietary technologies for oxycellulose hydrolysis, bio-dopp and so on, which can efficiently process various organic raw materials like straws and livestock manure, and provides customers with personalized and exclusive solutions. While energetically developing proprietary technologies and building its brand, the company grasps both ends of the smiling curve and drives the rapid upgrading of biogas projects in China by innovation.
Jialihe (Shandong) Animal Husbandry 10,000-Cow Dairy Farm Biogas Power Generation Project
"Agriculture + Environmental Protection" Extended Industrial Chain
Nowadays, "agriculture + environmental protection" has opened up a wider range of emerging sector models. An extended industrial chain in agricultural development which combines agriculture with environmental protection in an orderly manner will be an inevitable trend in the future development. With the support of national industrial policies, biomass energy and modern agriculture have been proven to undertake the major responsibility and mission of recycling economy and targeted poverty alleviation in the development practice. Yingherui focuses on the control of urban and rural organic wastes, and utilizes organic agricultural wastes such as livestock manure and straw to realize the perfect integration of "agriculture + environmental protection".
Take the industrialization of biogas projects by Yingherui thru livestock manure treatment as an example. As an important project of building the ecological civilization demonstration province, Luofang Town in Yushui District, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province accelerated the construction of breeding communities and explored the mode of owner farming and third-party environmental pollution control to promote the development of local agriculture and breeding industry, significantly increase farmers' income and agricultural efficiency, and drive the construction of ecological environment.
Central Gas Supply Project of Doudian Biogas Station in Fangshan District, Beijing
Introduce Capital for PPP Layout
The biomass energy industry is facing major opportunities for development. Yingherui keeps pace with the times to expand its development space. In January 2017, Yingherui cooperated with China Capital Management Co., Ltd. and obtained a capital of RMB 50 million, which promoted the capital financing of the company. In the future, various financial channels will speed up the financing of the company. The listing, as a general trend, will open transactions, provide a good platform for the development of Yingherui and drive the future development of its capital market. In addition, the Guidance on Promoting the Cooperation between Government and Social Capital in the Agricultural Sector issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture proposed to promote the PPP cooperation in the agricultural sector and to actively introduce the cooperation with social capital. At present, Yingherui has made overall layout in biogas investment and operation, and will gradually drive its equipment and project businesses to continuously increase the company's operating income and profits.
The development of biomass energy is an indispensable part of social development, a powerful assistant of agricultural development, an escort of environmental governance and green energy development, and a "green envoy" of social sustainable development. The market of biomass energy industry is huge. In the future, China's biomass biogas projects will become large-scale, market-oriented and industrialized step by step. With a promising industry prospect, Yingherui will definitely usher in rapid development.