12 April 2021 (Monday) 13 April 2021 (Tuesday) 14 April 2021 (Wednesday)
Opening Ceremony: MC: Dr. Reeti Kumar
1430-1435 Welcoming Address: Prof. Jonathan Wong, MH, JP, Conference Chair, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
1435-1440 Opening Address: Prof. Rick Wong, Interim Provost, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong 
1440-1455 Opening Keynote: Mr. Wong Kam-sing GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
1455-1500 Zoom Photo Taking
1500-1550(HKT) Keynote Session Chair: Prof. Jonathan Wong
Resource Recovery from Biowastes: Bioeconomy Perspectives for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
prof. ashok pandey
CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India
Sustainable Biowaste Management in Developing Countries
prof. agamuthu pariatamby
Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University, Malaysia
A1: Advance Anaerobic Digestion
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B1: Bio-nano Technology for
Biowaste  Recycling
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C1: Sustainable Bioconversion of
Waste to Resource
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Chair: Dr. Suyun Xu Chair: Prof. Gu Ji-Dong Chair: Dr. S Venkata Mohan
Invited Talk
Increasing the Efficiency of Mechanical-Biological Residual Waste Treatment through the Fermentation Stage of the Liquid Pressed Organic Fractions
prof. michael nelles
Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock & DBFZ, Germany
Bioelectrochemical Systems for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery: From Lab to Field Applications
dr. deepak pant
Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO, Belgium
Bioconversion of Wastes-to-Resources: Opportunities and Challenges
prof. samir kumar khanal
Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States of America (the)
Integration Approach of Anaerobic Co-digestion and Microaeration for Municipal Organic Waste Management
mr. wachiranon chuenchart
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States of America (the)
Microbial-Electrochemical Reactors for the Treatment of Alkaline and Saline Waste Streams
dr. ka yu cheng
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Integrated Soil and Organic Waste Management as a Resource Recovery Strategy for Resilient Agriculture in Guam
prof. mohammad h golabi
Department of Crop & Soil Science, University of Guam, Guam
The Beginning of Food Waste and Sewage Sludge Co-digestion in Hong Kong
mr. kin kuen cheung
Drainage Services Department, HKSARG, Hong Kong
Structured Carbon Monolith for Gas Absorption: Using Nano-biochar as Precursor
dr. shuai gao
School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
Integrated Food Waste with Wastewater Management in Hong Kong: Transformation, Energy Balance, Economic Analysis
dr. asad iqbal
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Rapid Estimation of Higher Heating Value (HHV) and Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) by using Organic Wastes Characteristics: Application in Tropical Environment
dr. nantenaina rabetokotany rarivoson
Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Enhancement of Fuel Properties of Yard Waste through Torrefaction
mr. rahul jaideep
Chemical with Environmental engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Malaysia
The Circular Economy for Organics as a New Paradigm for Advancing Organics Recycling Activities
mr. johannes biala
Centre for Recycling of Organic Waste and Nutrients, University of Queensland, Australia
1653-1700 Q&A Q&A Q&A
1710-1740(HKT) PA1: Poster Q&A Session
Anaerobic Digestion
PB1: Poster Q&A Session
Bioconversion and Bioproducts
PC1: Poster Q&A Session
Advance Bioconversion
Chair: Prof. Jing Liu Chair: Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby Chair: Dr. Guneet Kaur
A2: Advance Anaerobic Digestion
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B2: Bio-nano Technology and
Applications in Waste Recycling
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C2: Sustainable Bioconversion of
Waste to Resource
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Chair: Prof. Michael Nelles Chair: Dr. Zhao Jun Chair: Prof. Samir Kumar Khanal
Invited Talk
Comparison of Goethite and Activated Carbon on Methanogenesis from Volatile Fatty Acids
dr. suyun xu
School of Environment and Architecture, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
CO2 Capture and Microbia Catalytic Conversion to Bioenergy CH4 in Oil Reservoir Systems
prof. ji-dong gu
Institute of Technology , Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology , China
Developing Sensor-Aided Collection of Source Separated Organic Food Waste
mr. johannes biala
Centre for Recycling of Organic Waste & Nutrients (CROWN) School of Agriculture and Food Sciences The University of Queensland, Australia
Use of Biogenic Residues for the Production of Biomethane
dr. kati görsch
Biorefineries Department, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany
Resource Efficient Sustainable Production of Nanocrystalline Cellulose Through Sugarcane Bagasse and Rice Straw Valorization
mr. ranaprathap katakojwala
CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), India
Improving Waste Management Approaches for Small Livestock Farms in Vietnam
dr. nguyen vo chau ngan
Waste Management, Can Tho University, Viet Nam
Efficient Catalytic Production of Levulinic Acid from Starch-rich Food Waste Using a Biphasic System
ms. shanta dutta
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Heavy metals impact on lipid accumulation of oleaginous microorganism cultivated with wastewater sludge
dr. xiaolei zhang
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Long-Term Safety Assessment of Indirect Agricultural Application of Municipal Sewage Sludge through Net Bags
prof. qi-tang wu
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China Agricultural University, China
Invited Talk
Decentralized Treatment of Biodegradable Municipal Solid Wastes
prof. ajay kalamdhad
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati , India
One-pot Approach Conversion of Fructose to 2,5-Diformylfuran by Carbon-based Metal-free Catalysts
dr. jun zhao
Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Organic Waste Potential And Recycling Strategies In Municipalities Of Nepal For Sustainable Solid Waste Management
dr. dhundi raj pathak
1848-1900 Q&A Q&A Q&A
A3: Advance Anaerobic Digestion
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B3: Bio-nano Technology and
Applications in Waste Recycling
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C3: Sustainable Bioconversion of
Waste to Resource
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Chair: Prof. Jing Liu Chair: Dr. Ka Yu Cheng Chair: Dr. Guneet Kaur
Invited Talk
What Else Do We Need Know about Pretreatment?
prof. yan zhou
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Waste Fed Biorefineries for Sustainable Chemicals and Fuels
dr. s venkata mohan
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India
Recycling Use of Organic Wastes: New Approach for a Developed City in China
prof. ji li
College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, China
Biogas Monitoring Programme III: Energy Efficiency Assessment of 61 Biogas Plants in Germany--Outcomes and Methodological Challenges
mr. marcel pohl
Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, DBFZ , Germany
Design and Construction of Nanobiocatalysts Consisting of Immobilized Lipase on Nanostructured Clay for Biodiesel Production
mr. ke wang
Key Laboratory of Solid Waste Treatment and Resource Recycle, Southwest University of Science and Technology, China
Opinion of Waste Management Experts on the Implementation of Smart Waste Management in Tehran
dr. alireza bazargan
School of Environment, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Feasibility of Pressure Mediated Two-phase Anaerobic Digestion to Improving Methane and its Underlying Mechanisms on Hydrolysis
miss liwen luo
Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist Univeristy, Hong Kong
Nanobubble Technology in Aquaponics
mr. kyle rafael marcelino
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States of America (the)
Bioponics – A Biological Nutrient Recovery Technology in Bio-Circular-Green Economy
dr. sumeth wongkiew
Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Invited Talk
Manure Management for Methane Mitigation – in-vitro Determination of Methane Emission from Manure for Improved Inventory Modelling
prof. jing liu
Bioprocess Control AB, Lund University, Sweden
Innovative Fast Catalytic Microwave-Assisted Thermochemical Conversion of Bio-Wastes for Energy and Fuels Production
prof. roger ruan
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, United States of America (the)
Urban Waste-based Biorefinery Processes for Transition to a Circular (Bio)economy
dr. guneet kaur
Department of Civil Engineering, York University (YorkU), Canada
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