C-CJCBERI member Dr. Naoko Ellis visited our Partner institute Hunan Academy of Forestry (HAF) from Sep 19th to 21st. She gave lectures to the researchers and students at HAF and attended seminars to learn about the research projects from both institutions. She also visited a local company Hunan Yangdong Porcelain Insulators & Electric Co., Ltd. which operates an industry scale biomass gasifier. Potential future collaborations are being discussed.