Established in 1989, ENN Group is a Chinese conglomerate committed to establishing modern energy systems and improving quality of life. ENN’s clean energy value chain spans across downstream distribution, midstream storage and transportation, and upstream production and exploration. Its happy-life chain offers a constant stream of solutions for health, culture, tourism and real estate. Embracing the digital age, ENN Group integrates internet and artificial intelligence technologies into its Ubiquitous Energy Network for promoting energy internet and into its Laikang home health platform for improving customers’ quality of life.
ENN Group’s business spans over 209 cities in 27 provinces in China as well as in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, North America, Oceania, etc. It has a global workforce of nearly 50,000 employees, with revenue of 161.1 billion RMB in 2018. ENN owns four publicly traded companies, including ENN Energy (02688.HK), ENN Ecological (600803.SH), ENC Data (603869.SH) and Tibet Tourism (600749.SH). There are thousands of researchers carrying out innovation research in 3 research institutes: ENN Energy Research Institute, ENN Life Science Institute and ENN Digital Research
The ENN Energy Research Institute is ENN’s innovation engine, which aims to address humanity’s
energy challenges in a sustainable, reliable and economic manner. Since its establishment in
2006, the institute has achieved technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs in coal-based
low-carbon energy technologies and Ubiquitous Energy Internet. Its current research interests
focus on compact fusion, deep geothermal energy, advanced energy materials and other
carbon-free technologies that would reshape the future of energy.
The Institute houses the State Key Laboratory for Coal-based Low Carbon Energy, the International
Scientific and Technological Collaboration Base and the Post-Doctoral and Academician
Research Center, etc. We utilize bench scale laboratories, pilot and demonstration plants to
achieve optimal scale up to industrial production. 500 scientists and engineers work together in
multidisciplinary teams to make possible solutions to critical energy problems of national and
global importance. We have participated in over thirty national government-funded R&D
programs and resulted in 1800 patents with 1300 awarded patents as of September 2019.
ENN hosted its first ever symposium on compact fusion technology.
The national key research and development program “MW-Grade Chemical-Looping Catalytic Coal Gasification” was launched.
Hebei Key Laboratory of Compact Fusion was approved to break ground; ENN successfully commissioned the major equipment of the catalytic coal gasification and hydrogasification demonstration plant in Inner Mongolia.
The carbon-free energy technology roadmap was released in conjunction with the compact fusion research project.
Two national standards for upgraded coal were approved with ENN being selected by the editorial board.
ENN’s Deep Geothermal Energy Program was initiated and the primary infrastructure for Catalytic Coal Gasification and Hydrogasification was established.
ENN broke ground on Catalytic Coal Gasification and Hydrogasification demonstration facility in Inner Mongolia.
The Hebei provincial government awarded ENN the “High-level Innovative Team”.
The Ninth International Exhibition of Inventions bestowed the Invention and Entrepreneurship Golden Award to Coal Catalytic Gasification Technology.
The ENN Ubiquitous Energy Machine was connected to the power grid at Yongtangqin station.
The “400 tons/day Process Design Package for Industrial Hydrogasification” and “Municipal Sludge and Hazardous Waste Treatment Using Supercritical Water” earned Hebei Province’s Certification of Scientific and Technological Achievement.
Our filed patents reached 1000.
Coal Gasification Technology earned the Certification of Scientific and Technological Achievements by Hebei Province and ENN Power Technology was established to commercialize micro-turbine technology.
ENN Environmental Protection Co., Ltd was founded to commercialize Supercritical Water Oxidation Technology.
The State Key Laboratory of Coal-based Low Carbon Energy was accredited by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The pilot facility for Catalytic Coal Gasification achieved continuous operation.
ENN was bestowed the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team by the organizer of Hebei’s Giant Plan, a talent sponsor program initiated by the Hebei provincial government.
ENN Energy Eco-city went on-line.
The Hebei government authorized ENN to become an Academic Workstation and its Clean Energy Innovation Team was awarded for excellence from the 11th Five-Year National Science and Technology Plan of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
ENN became an accredited Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base for High-level Overseas Talents.
The State Key Laboratory of Coal-Based Low-Carbon Energy was approved to break ground.
ENN proposed the “Ubiquitous Energy Internet” concept.
The Coal-Based Clean Energy Production and Thin-Film Solar Cell Technology earned the Certification of Scientific and Technological Achievements from Hebei Province.
ENN developed high-efficiency microalgae breeding technology in conjunction with establishing the first industrial algae seed base.
ENN became a State-Accredited Enterprise Technology Center.
ENN became a founding member of the "International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Base".
ENN successfully debuted at the Shanghai World Expo.
ENN broke ground on thin-film photovoltaic panel production.
The no-shaft underground coal gasification project was initiated.
ENN in partnership with the China University of Petroleum established a Masters and Doctoral Graduate Co-Cultivation Workstation.
The ENN Energy Research Institute was established.
ENN was authorized to become one of the postdoctoral work stations by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China.
ENN was authorized to become one of the Hebei Provincial Enterprise Technology Centers by the Hebei government.
Peipei CHEN is Vice President of ENN Technology Committee and President of ENN Energy Research Institute (EERI). He is responsible for planning, direction, and coordination of all aspects of EERI’s internal research efforts and interaction with academia and external R&D partners. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining ENN, he had decades of experience in energy research and investment and led his team in implementing multiple R&D projects.