Re ECF Project: ECF 2016-28

Project Title: Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology for Waste Conversion (BioWC 2016)

Applicant: Professor Jonathan W.C. Wong, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment, Hong Kong Baptist University

Total Approved Grant: $400,000 or 70% of the total actual expenditure, whichever would be the less

Duration: 26/7/2016 to 28/2/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

The proposed conference will address the issues of waste management and evaluate the most advanced and innovative bio-technologies and strategies available for waste management suitable for Asia-Pacific region. The major objectives include:

1. Share and elevate the strategies, planning and regulatory guidance from Asia-Pacific Partner Countries to develop sustainable solutions for carbon recycling and improving soil qualities through waste recycling.

2. Explore innovative technological developments that would facilitate resource recovery from waste and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change issues.

3. Promote networking opportunities among the various stakeholders of Asia-Pacific Region facilitating both business and technological collaborations

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project