CCID Consulting: Review of China’s Environmental Protection Industry in 2008 and Outlook for 2009

January 7, 2009

BEIJING, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CCID Consulting, China’s leading
research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first
Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange:
HK08235), recently released its article on China’s environmental protection

China’s environmental protection industry covers a variety of equipment
and services and often overlaps with other industries. In a more narrow sense,
it is an industry which provides equipment and services for environmental
pollution control, pollutant emission reduction and clearance, and waste
treatment — products and services for “end control”. In a broad sense it also
covers management services and support for all the links of the whole
production process. It not only includes “end control” but also embraces
“clean production” which minimizes pollutant emission and raw material
consumption as well as the whole process management from the extraction of raw
materials at the beginning to the treatment of eventual wastes after the use
of products, thus involving all the links of the production and use of
products, the treatment, disposal or recycle of wastes.

Currently, China’s environmental protection industry includes four major
sub-industries: production of environmental protection products, comprehensive
utilization of resources, environmental protection services and clean products.
Among them, the first three sub-industries belong to “the environmental
protection industry” in the narrow sense and are the core of the industry.
They form the backbone of China’s environmental protection industry. As an
emerging field in the world environmental protection industry, the clean
product industry is a new engine of growth for China’s environmental
protection industry.

I. Review of the Environmental Protection Industry in 2008

1. Industry in a state of healthy development

After almost 30 years of development, China’s environmental protection
industry has expanded rapidly in size. Operational quality and performance
have also been improved further. The industry has become an important part of
China’s national economy. Preliminary estimates show that in 2008, the total
production value in the environmental protection industry topped 800 billion
, maintaining an annual growth rate of over 15%. On the whole, the
industry continued to show a stable growth momentum. It is forecasted that at
the end of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period, the annual production value in
the industry will reach 1.1 trillion Yuan.

2. The need for a balance between product and corporate structure

While many of the leading products facing a saturated market due to over
supply, Chinese enterprises have yet to develop their technologies to
manufacture some urgently needed pollution control equipment. Foreign
equipment occupy a major part of the market share.

The industry concentration ratio is relatively low. Enterprises are small
and dispersed, while large enterprises account for less than 5% of the total
environmental protection enterprises in China. Their level of specialization
is also low. Small-sized enterprises with fixed assets of under 15 million
account for over 85% of all the environmental protection enterprises in
the country so it is difficult to form the scale merit.

3. Technology achievements drive industrial process

In recent years, guided by the Hi-tech industrialization policies, China’s
environmental protection industry has heightened efforts to develop, innovate
and promote environmental protection technologies, with new technologies,
processes and products emerging from time to time. In 2008, a series of
technologies achievements for urban sewage treatment and resources reuse,
seawater utilization, industrial and organic waste water treatment, water
treatment drug development, film technology development and application, tail
gas purification and catalysis technologies and solid waste control were made
in various localities. These technologies have been industrialized, thus
greatly improving the overall competitiveness and profitability of the
environmental protection industry.

II. Outlook for the Environmental Protection Industry in 2009

1. The Industry Will Continue to Maintain Fairly Fast Growth

The environmental protection industry will become a main force in boosting
domestic demand. At the 2008 Annual Meeting of the China Council for
International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED),
Environmental Minister Zhou Shengxian announced that in the next three years
China will raise 1 trillion Yuan for environmental protection. The fund will
be mainly used in emerging industry fields in new and renewable energy
development, energy, water and material conservation, and pollution control.
In particular, the development of nuclear power, wind power and solar energy
will be the focus. The State will nurture these industries as new economic
growth points in China.

Meanwhile, the State will focus on nurturing and supporting backbone
environmental protection enterprises, and guide small- and medium-sized
enterprises to develop into specialized, featured, high precision enterprises.
For this, the Ministry of Environmental Protection is now formulating
corresponding development strategies, policies and standards for the
environmental protection industry.

2. End Control Products Are Still in Hot Demand

In 2009, product development in China’s environmental protection industry
will continue to focus on “end control”. The demand for sewage and waste water
treatment technologies and equipment will remain high. It will be mainly
concentrated in the development and manufacturing of urban sewage concentrated
treatment set equipment, sewage treatment equipment and related products for
urban residential quarters, and industrial waste water treatment set equipment.
As dust removal technologies and equipment are in high demand in various
industries, there is a wide industrial basis for smoke and dust removal in
China. Dust removal technologies and equipment will develop along the
directions of accommodating both dust removal and desulfurization.
Desulfurization technologies and set equipment manufacturing for power plants
will become a hot area. The government-led top-down desulfurization storm will
inject tremendous vitality into the desulfurization market. Industrial boiler
desulfurization equipment which suits the national conditions in China will
have a vast market.

3. A bright future for new energy

Compared with developed countries, new energy is a relatively new concept
in China and related technologies in the country are rather backward and
suffer from a low level of industrialization. With China’s rich natural
resources and huge market demand, guided and supported by relevant government
policies, the new energy field will become a hot area for investment. The
level of technological utilization is rising gradually. There is a fairly big
room for further growth.

Currently, China’s new energy industry is growing fast. New energies
including solar, wind and biomass energies are widely used. In 2008, China
accounted for over half of the solar water heater population in the world. In
terms of solar photovoltaic cell production capacity, the country has risen to
the 2nd place in the world. China’s installed generating capacities from wind
and biomass energies are also increasing rapidly. The new energy industry will
open a new field for the environmental protection industry.

4. Environmental Protection Tax to Be Introduced

China’s environmental protection industry is a typical policy-led industry.
In the past few years, China has introduced over 30 preferential taxation
policies to promote clean production and consumption. With the founding of the
Ministry of Environmental Protection at the start of the year and the
subsequent introduction of a series of new standards and policies for
environmental protection, China’s environmental protection industry has also
greeted new opportunities.

In the face of an increasingly grave situation of ecological environmental
protection and with reference to successful international experiences, China
is considering the establishment and collection of environmental protection-
related taxes. The Refined Oil Tax Reform Program is scheduled for
implementation as of January 1, 2009. A separate environmental tax is also
under deliberation. Meanwhile, some existing taxes may be reformed and
improved in 2009 including raising resources and consumption taxes and
expanding the coverage of taxation in order to push forward the “Green” reform
of the taxation system and promote the coordinated development between the
economy, society, resources and the environment.

About CCID Consulting

CCID Consulting Co., Ltd. (hereinafter known as CCID Consulting), the
first Chinese consulting firm listed in the Growth Enterprise Market of the
Stock Exchange (GEM) of Hong Kong (stock code: 8235.HK), is directly
affiliated with China Center for Information Industry Development (hereinafter
known as CCID Group). Headquartered in Beijing, CCID Consulting has so far set
up branch offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chengdu, with
over 300 professional consultants after many years of development. The
company’s business scope has covered over 200 large and medium-sized cities in

Based on major areas of competitiveness: industrial resources, information
technology and data channels, CCID Consulting provides customers with public
policy establishment, industry competitiveness upgrading, development strategy
and planning, marketing strategy and research, HR management, IT programming
and management. CCID Consulting’s customers range from industrial users in
electronics, telecommunications, energy, finance, automobile, to government
departments at all levels and diversified industrial parks. CCID Consulting
commits itself to becoming the No. 1 advisor for enterprise management, the No.
1 consultancy for government decisions and the No. 1 brand for informatization

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     Cynthia Liu
     Coordinating Manager
     CCID Consulting Co., Ltd.
     Tel:   +86-10-8855-9080
     Email: liuyan@ccidconsulting.com

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