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IBA Lecture Series 2020- Advance in Bioconversion Technologies

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Lecture Series Advance in Bioconversion Technologies

1st Lecture: Bioconversion for Bioproducts

28/10 (Wed)

Topic 1: Thermo- or biochemical routes? Dry or Wet? Pretreatment? For methane, hydrogen or volatile fatty acids?

Speaker: Prof. Mohammad Taherzadeh (University of Boras, Sweden)

Topic 2: Carbon-based supported catalysts for the conversion of biomass into value-added chemicals

Speaker: Dr Zhao Jun (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)


2nd Lecture: Biochar production and its application

04/11 (Wed)

Topic 1: Conversion of urban green waste to value-added products through pyrolysis

Speaker: Prof. Hailong Wang (Foshan University, China)

Topic 2: Co-composting of food waste digestate with biochar

Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)


3rd Lecture: Anaerobic Digestion

11/11 (Wed)

Topic 1: Anaerobic digestion for waste treatment and resource recovery

Speaker: Prof. Samir Khanal (University of Hawaii, USA)

Topic 2: Capnophilic lactic fermentation- A novel metabolic pathway for

resource recovery from organic waste

Speaker: Dr Niraka Pradhan (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)


Meeting link will be sent out to registered participants at least 48 hours (HK Time) before the event)



October 28
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Department of Biology
Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture, Hong Kong Baptist University
Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment, Hong Kong Baptist University
School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Foshan University
Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Boras