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ASIA-PACIFIC Conference on

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Waste Conversion

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website or it will be provided upon request by contacting the
Secretariat. Your support and contribution would definitely
make a difference in achieving the goal of this conference.

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The conference would undoubtedly provide you a unique


opportunity to gain prominent vision and explore business
opportunities among various stakeholders in the area of
sustainable waste management. Some sponsorship packages
are offered as follows:

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Submission deadline for abstract of about 500


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Waste Conversion

Financial aid in the form of registration, accommodation


or travel will be available for selected participants, who are
going to present a paper, attend the conference, coming from
developing countries and/or having a student status. Interested
parties can apply through the Conference Secretariat (arcpe@
hkbu.edu.hk)

ASIA-PACIFIC Conference on
Biotechnology for

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ASIA-PACIFIC Conference on
Biotechnology for

2016

Waste Conversion

Growing urban population and industrialization in Asia-Pacific


region posing serious environmental issues including solid waste
disposal, demand for N-P fertilizers, soil erosions due to inadequate
carbon return, greenhouse gas emissions and high-dependency for
fossil-fuels/energy. All these issues are interlinked and required
collective efforts from scientists, engineers, policy makers and
non-profit organizations to develop region specific management
plans to achieve sustainable waste management. Developing best
waste recycling practices by integrated biotechnology will be a
key to tackle the multi-dimensional issues. But, the current
situation in Asia-Pacific region is not very appealing, while the
technologies are not well integrated to meet the requirements and
to reach the goal of sustainability. Although the waste is considered
as a resource, it is not much exploited for potential bio-products
development or bio-energy recovery in Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, a multidimensional approach and efficient knowledge
transfers are required to deal with the alarming situation. In recent
years, the bio-refinery concepts in the field of waste management
to produce bio-fuels, -polymers, -diesel, -nanomaterials and
-fertilizers are in limelight from both developed and developing
countries. Therefore, this conference focuses on sharing the developments and assessing the advancements in biotechnology related
to waste conversion and applicability for Asia-Pacific countries.

Parallel sessions will be organized to accommodate large number


of oral presentations. Keynote and plenary lectures will be given by
experts and related authorities on 10 specialized themes as
follows,
1. Organic waste sources and recycling trends in Asia-pacific Region
2. Biotechnology and molecular-engineering for waste
conversion
3. Bio-fuels and bio-products from waste resources
4. Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigations in waste
management sectors
5. Integrated biotechnologies for novel product developments

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Prof. Rao Y. Surampalli, GIEES, USA

8. Bio-electro and bio-magnetic technology for energy or


fuels

Dr. Sandhya Babel, Thammasat University, Thailand

Prof. Rajeshwar D. Tyagi, INRS, Quebec, Canada

9. Bio-instrumentation in waste management

Dr. Rajasekhar Balasubramanaian, National University of Singa-

Prof. Chettiyappan Visvanathan, Asian Institute of Technology,


Thailand

10. Industrial bio-engineering and process scale-up

pore, Singapore

A post-conference workshop on One day training in


anaerobic digestion: theory and operation will be organized on 8th
December 2016 to provide hands-on information to relevant
stakeholders.

Dr. Hoysala. N. Chanakya, Indian Institute of Science, India

Dr. S. Venkata Mohan, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Ka Yu Cheng, CSIRO, Australia

Dr. Qitang Wu, South China Agricultural University, P.R. China

Prof. Qian Chen, China Agricultural University, P.R. China

Dr. Qiyong Xu, Penking University, P.R. China

Prof. Klaus Fricke, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany Dr.

Dr. Suyun Xu, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology,


P.R. China

Suchithra Thangalazhy, Gopakumar University of Nottingham


Half-day field trip will be organized on 8th December 2016 of
conference so as to introduce the local waste treatment and
management facilities to the local and overseas participants.

(Malaysia), Malaysia
Prof. Ping Jing He, Tongji University, P.R. China

Prof. Lixiang Zhou, Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China


Prof. Shungui Zhou, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University,
P.R. China

Dr. Kirsten Heimann, James Cook University, Australia


Prof. Goen Ho, Murdoch University, Australia

Chairman
Prof. Jonathan Wong
Local Members
Mr. Elvis Au

Dr. Pasad kaparaju, Griffith University, Australia

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. Anthony Lau, University of British Columbia, Canada


Dr. Katia Lasaridi, Harokopio University, Greece

Environmental Protection Department

Prof. Duu-Jong Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Prof. Guang Hao Chen

Hong Kong University of Science and


Technology

Prof. Piet Lens, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

Dr. Ka Man Lai

Hong Kong Baptist University

Prof. Rundong Li, Shenyang Aerospace University, P.R. China

Mr. Barry Lee

ATAL Engineering Ltd.

Dr. Carol. S.K. Lin

City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Daniel C.W. Tsang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr. Kenny Wong

Hong Kong Productivity Council

Dr. Tong Zhang

The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Ji Li, China Agricultural University, P.R. China


Dr. Jing Liu, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Romeela Mohee, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Prof. Kumarasamy Murugesan, Periyar University, India
Prof. Michael Nelles, University of Rostock, Germany
Prof. Yong Sik Ok, Korea Biochar Research Center, Korea
Prof. Ashok Pandey, CSIR-Trivandrum, India

Participants coming from local and overseas institutes, professionals in waste management business and climate change, particularly members of Hong Kong Waste Management Association and
Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, researchers, ronsultants, NGOs,
government officials and students. Interested parties and the
general public will also be invited to the public lecture.

Belgium
Dr. Pratap C. Pullamanapallil, University of Florida, USA
Prof. Hojae Shim, University of Macau, Macau

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Prof. Jonathan W.C. Wong


Topic: Innovative Composting Technology
Prof. Ashok Pandey
Topic: Bioproducts from Industrial Residues
Prof. Rajeshwar D. Tyagi
Topic: Turn biological resources into bioproducts
Prof. D.J. Lee
Topic: Research trends in microbial fuel cells
Prof. Agamuthu
Topic: Organic resource recycling in Asia-Pacific Countries
Prof. Rao Y. Surampalli
Topic: Bioreactor landfills for sustainable management of solid
waste
Prof. Klaus Fricke
Topic: Waste biorefining and process commercialization

Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Shiyong Sun, Southwest University of Science and Technology, P.R.

7. Bio-nano technology and applications in waste treatment

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Dr. Deepak Pant, VITO-Flemish Institute for Technology and Research,

Dr. Jean-Philippe Steyer, INRA-LBE, France

6. Decontamination of emerging/persistent organic pollutants and their fate

2016

Waste Conversion

Interested parties are encourages to submit abstract for oral and


poster presentations. All accepted abstracts and papers will
be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers from
the conference will be published in a special issue of
Biotechnology for aste
W Conversion in Bioresource Technology
(IF-4.494), Elsevier.

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