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    13 Feb 2018

    THEi awarded funding by Research Grants Council 
for applied researches on waste reduction and sustainable development
    THEi awarded funding by Research Grants Council 
for applied researches on waste reduction and sustainable development
    THEi awarded funding by Research Grants Council 
for applied researches on waste reduction and sustainable development
    THEi awarded funding by Research Grants Council 
for applied researches on waste reduction and sustainable development
    THEi awarded funding by Research Grants Council 
for applied researches on waste reduction and sustainable development

    THEi awarded funding by Research Grants Council
    for applied researches on waste reduction and sustainable development

    THEi has been awarded funding by RGC for a number of research projects in 2017/18.  Among them, THEi Assistant Professor of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Gordon LEUNG (right) and THEi Teaching Fellow I of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Alex TSANG are working on recycled asphalt and conversion of contaminated wood and paper into fuel respectively
    THEi has been awarded funding by RGC for a number of research projects in 2017/18. Among them, THEi Assistant Professor of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Gordon LEUNG (right) and THEi Teaching Fellow I of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Alex TSANG are working on recycled asphalt and conversion of contaminated wood and paper into fuel respectively
    THEi Assistant Professor of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Gordon LEUNG hopes to raise the use of recycled asphalt to 50%-60% through his research in order to reduce asphalt waste and the cost of road projects
    THEi Assistant Professor of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Gordon LEUNG hopes to raise the use of recycled asphalt to 50%-60% through his research in order to reduce asphalt waste and the cost of road projects
    THEi Teaching Fellow I of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Alex TSANG is studying how to raise the recycling rate of wood and paper to reduce landfill load
    THEi Teaching Fellow I of Department of Construction Technology and Engineering under Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Alex TSANG is studying how to raise the recycling rate of wood and paper to reduce landfill load
    The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), has been awarded funding of over HK$10 million by the Research Grants Council (RGC) for 16 research projects as part of the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-Financing Degree Sector in 2017/18.

    In line with the strategic mission of THEi in promoting researches on “sustainable living”, the funds will be used to enhance research capability of THEi. For instance, the Faculty of Design and Environment will hold two conferences, namely “Sustainable Placemaking - Seminar Series on Strategic Approaches in Design and Environment” and “Sustainable Start-ups - Seminars on Designing Innovation for Start-ups and Crowd-funding”.

    The first conference will provide an academic platform for sharing knowledge between cross-disciplinary experts from tertiary institutions and international professionals on the subject of Sustainable Placemaking. Local and global scholars on Sustainability and Urban Placemaking and practitioners who have designed public spaces elsewhere in the world will be invited to share knowledge with a view to increasing public awareness in urban and green approaches in sustainable environment.

    The second conference will focus on the recent trend of crowdfunding and startups. Startup entrepreneurs will share their valuable experience to promote innovative enterprises and diversified and sustainable societal development.

    Environmental protection and sustainable development are growing concerns of the 21st Century. THEi is committed to driving applied research related to sustainable development and actively explore options to improve the environment. The Research Centre for Waste and Resource Management of THEi undertook a study on the use of high percentage reclaimed asphalt pavement materials in road construction in Hong Kong, aiming to increase the use from the current 15%-30% to 50%-60%. The study helps reduce asphalt waste and the cost of road projects, and thus lessen the impact on the environment.

    Another project of the Centre is to raise the recycling percentage of waste paper and wood. Researchers are working on processing wood and paper contaminated by edible oil. The objective is to devise a catalytic system to chemically degrade oil wastes and wood wastes simultaneously so as to convert them into automobile fuel like gasoline and diesel. Contaminated wood and paper will be recycled into valuable products and at the same time reduce landfill load.

    The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) is a member of VTC Group. It offers vocationally-oriented degree programmes across three faculties: Design and Environment, Management and Hospitality, and Science and Technology. The programmes are offered in areas where the VTC has strengths, and which are also growth industries not only in Hong Kong but also across the region. They feature the synthesis of knowledge acquisition and practical applications that enable students to grow into professionally-competent graduates. With its strong links with industry partners, THEi provides students with a vital platform for enhanced development.

    Website: www.thei.edu.hk

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