Dr. Naoko Ellis visited three C-CJCBERI partners in December 2016. She met with Dr. Jianjun Dai at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Dr. Changzhu Li and Dr. Hui Li at Hunan Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Fang He at Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She gave several presentations and talks, learnt about the research projects in those institutions, and explored collaboration opportunities. Potential collaboration areas include but not limited to biomass pre-treatment, biodiesel production, phytoremediation, biochar, and chemical looping combustion. C-CJCBERI will continue to support new initiatives and joint projects in the coming year.