From October 10 to 13, 2023, the 2023 International Conference on Photonic Technology and Industry, sponsored by Beijing Pofeile Technology Co., Ltd. and organized by Central China Normal University, the People's Government of Qingshan District, Wuhan, and the Science and Technology Bureau of Wuhan, was successfully held in Wuhan.
This conference marked the "first global combination of technology and industry in the field of photochemistry," aiming to accelerate the integration of the "innovation chain, talent chain, technology chain, and capital chain" in the field of photochemistry at home and abroad. It sought to promote the transformation and upgrading of high-tech empowering chemical and related industries, contributing to global "energy conservation and emission reduction" and the high-quality development of the green dual-carbon industry.
The conference featured Nobel Prize winners David W. C. MacMillan and Benjamin List, as well as academicians, renowned scholars, and representatives from well-known companies from around the world. It attracted over 700 participants from 15 countries and regions, including China, the United States, Germany, Canada, Japan, and Singapore, representing universities, research institutions, investment and financing organizations, and technology service agencies in the field of photochemistry and related areas.
At the opening ceremony, speeches were delivered by Erkenjiang Tularhong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Group and Vice Chairman of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Meng Hui, Deputy Mayor of Wuhan Municipal People's Government, and Xia Lixin, Secretary of the Party Committee of Central China Normal University.
The conference included 13 academic forums and 2 industrial forums, featuring 128 distinguished scholars and representatives from well-known companies who delivered splendid presentations in their respective fields. The lineup included Nobel Prize winners David W. C. MacMillan and Benjamin List, academicians Wu Lizhu, Feng Xiaoming, and Fang Yu, as well as Professor Munetaka Akita from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The title of David W. C. MacMillan's presentation was "The Development of Asymmetric Organocatalysis and Metallaphotoredox."
"Universal Organocatalysts for Our World"
Academician Wu Lizhu
"Artificical Photosynthesis for Chemical Transformation"
Academician Feng Xiaoming
"Asymmetric Photochemical Reactions Catalyzed by Chiral N,N'-Dioxide-Metal Complexe"
Academician Fang Yu
"Film-Based Fluorescent Sensors: From Concepts to Real-Life Applications"
Professor Munetaka Akita
"New Aspects of Organic Photoredox Catalysts: Strongly Reducing Bis(diarylamino)arene Catalysts and Supramolecular Catalysis in Water"
On October 12th, at the Technology Transfer Forum, Mr. Chen Lei, Chairman of Beijing Bofeilai Technology Co., Ltd., delivered a speech titled "“Harmonizing with Light, Mastering Light for Innovation”.
Mr. Chen Lei pointed out that there must be a fusion communication mechanism between the research end, application end, and industrial end. Bofeilai is willing to explore beneficial possibilities and collaborate with research groups/scientific institutions to jointly build a new ecosystem for photochemical synthesis in academia and industry.
Mr. Chen Lei's speech aligns completely with the main theme of the forum, which is to strengthen and promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements in the field of photochemistry and related areas. This aims to accelerate the landing and demonstration of leading domestic photochemical innovation platforms and application scenarios, providing impetus for high-quality development of the local economy.
To implement the innovation-driven development strategy, strengthen the deep integration of industry, academia, and research, and promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, a signing ceremony was held for four companies, including Wuhan Institute of Photochemistry Technology and Beijing Bofeilai Technology Co., Ltd.
In the subsequent Entrepreneur Roundtable Forum, Mr. Chen Lei elaborated on Bofeilai's thoughts and practices in photochemical synthesis equipment and technology.
He emphasized that for sustainable development in photochemical synthesis, a continuous output of varieties with high added value must be achieved through the application of new reaction forms, new technologies, and new catalysts. In other words, innovation and discovery in photochemical synthesis are the source of vitality. In this process, the key is to improve research and development efficiency and precision. Therefore, Bofeilai is actively developing wavelength-tunable continuous lasers and combining them with different types of multi-channel and high-throughput photochemical screening systems.
Additionally, the cost and efficiency of photons within the photochemical synthesis system are crucial to reaction efficiency. Comparatively, the cost of photons involves photon irradiation energy and wavelength, the latter expressing energy quality, which is crucial for optimizing costs through technological advancement. Therefore, Bofeilai has recently undertaken technical thinking and development optimization of photon extraction efficiency in different photochemical synthesis systems. Ultimately, the characteristics of the photochemical synthesis system determine the inseparable design of irradiation and synthesis units based on reaction characteristics.
On the 12th, at the Academic Sub-forum, Dr. Liu Huan, CTO of Beijing Bofeilai Technology Co., Ltd., gave a presentation titled "“A Case Study of Photochemical Devices from Laboratory to Large-Scale Production”. The presentation covered Bofeilai's research and development achievements in photochemical synthesis equipment from laboratory-scale to large-scale production in recent years.
Mr. Chen Lei and Dr. Liu Huan also showcased the photochemical equipment introduced during the conference, with important exhibits as follows:
Currently, Bofeilai's photochemical synthesis equipment covers four scales: laboratory-scale, small-scale, pilot-scale, and large-scale production processing. This includes research on gas-liquid non-homogeneous Taylor fluids, multi-channel, and high-throughput screening in laboratory-based basic research, as well as the development of batch-scale production-level equipment.
The showcased equipment attracted visits and inquiries from researchers both domestically and internationally.
Attendees actively exchanged information on the equipment they were interested in with our staff, discussing information they wanted to know and problems that needed to be solved, collectively deliberating on equipment solutions for advancing subsequent research work.
On October 13th, at the closing ceremony of the conference, Mr. Chen Lei, Chairman of Beijing Bofeilai Technology Co., Ltd., presented wall chart awards to 10 winners.
Founded in 2006, Beijing Bofeilai Technology Co., Ltd. is a national-level high-tech enterprise located in Zhongguancun, engaged in the research and development, production, sales, and service of intelligent, high-precision, and high-performance photochemical synthesis equipment. Bofeilai has multiple independent intellectual property rights and has been applied in research fields such as drug synthesis, new energy, and "dual-carbon" environmental protection.
Bofeilai actively pioneers cutting-edge technology in the field of photochemical research. Its photochemical synthesis equipment series covers four scales: laboratory-scale, small-scale, pilot-scale, and large-scale production. This includes research on gas-liquid non-homogeneous Taylor fluids, multi-channel, and high-throughput screening in laboratory-based basic research, as well as the development of batch-scale production-level equipment. While actively innovating, we are also committed to the industrial transformation of advanced photochemical technology in the industry's research teams, and we have established multiple industry-academic research demonstration bases.
Bofeilai will continue to drive the continuous growth of China's photochemical synthesis industry with a spirit of continuous innovation and self-challenge.