6 - 8 DECEMBER 2016    ·    HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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 poor carbon return, greenhouse gas emissions and high- dependence for fosil-fuels/energy. All are interlinked factors and require collective efforts from scientists, engineers, policy makers and non-profit organizations to develop region-specific management plans to achieve sustainable growth. 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 developments 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 lime light from both developed and developing countries.
Ironically, many solutions, including social and technological, do not have universal applicability; and region specific modifications are required. Thus this conference focuses on sharing the developments and assessing the applicability of advancements in biotechnology related to waste conversion for Asia-Pacific countries.
 

CONFERENCE THEMES

Two-three 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 organic resource management
  3. Bio-fuels and bio-products from organic resources
  4. Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation in waste management sectors
  5. Integrated biotechnologies for novel products
  6. Emerging organic pollutants and their fate during resource management
  7. Bio-nano technology and applications in waste treatment
  8. Bio-electro and bio-magnetic technology for energy or fuels
  9. Bio-instrumentation in waste management
  10. Industrial bio-engineering and process scale-up