Mr Edward Yau, Secretary of State for the Environment in Hong Kong, visited the Ricardo Cambridge Technical Centre today with a major trade delegation as part of a European fact-finding mission

Edward Yau Secretary of State for the Environment

The visit was arranged by Cambridge Cleantech, the members’ organization supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or ‘cleantech’ companies in the Greater Cambridge area.

The Hong Kong delegation visited Cambridge to both explore the range of environmental solutions being developed in the city and to discuss the opportunities for partnerships and joint ventures involving cleantech companies in the region.

“We are delighted to have secured the visit, ahead of competing locations, by the senior range of Hong Kong delegates from government, academia and businesses,” said Martin Garratt, chief executive officer of Cambridge Cleantech. “This decision underlines the growing reputation of the cleantech cluster in and around Cambridge.”

“There is an increasing demand for innovative low carbon vehicles from countries around the globe and we were therefore delighted to host Mr Yau and his delegation,” said Dr Roger Thornton, Ricardo director for hybrid & electric vehicles. “We were pleased to be able to show the delegation our innovative powertrain technologies including a demonstration of several hybrid and electric vehicles outside the Ricardo Cambridge Technical Centre.”