Pacific Rim Consortium in Energy, Combustion and the Environment



Individuals, organizations, companies, and countries all share a common air resource. We also share the responsibility of keeping it healthy and preserving its natural resources. Urban air pollution, tropospheric greenhouse gases and acid rain, and non-essential uses of energy have become an integral part of daily life. The generation of energy and the protection of the environment are at a crossroads. That is why key energy researchers from California, Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea have joined to form the Pacific Rim Consortium in Energy, Combustion, and the Environment (PARCON).

The Consortium emphasizes communication and the exchange of technologies and tools available to address the energy challenges in the world, with immediate focus on those germane to the region.


The core group consists of representatives from no more than five universities, industries, and national laboratories from each member country. Presently, there are seven member countries (China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States).

APEP acts to coordinates this activity and also host the International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation (ICEPAG) which provides information to the public and also acts as a source of funds for the organization.


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