2017 CAS-TWAS Symposium on Green Chemistry & Technology for Sustainable Development
The 2017 CAS-TWAS Symposium on Green Chemistry and Technology for Sustainable Development (2017GCT) was successfully held in Institute of Process Engineering, CAS from 4th-6th Sep in Beijing. This symposium was hosted by CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Green Technology (CEGT), Prof. Suojiang Zhang, Director General of Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, acted as the chairman of GCT2017 organizing Committee，Zhenyu Wang, Director of Division of International Organizations, Bureau of International Co-operation, CAS, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. The symposium attracted more than 200 distinguished experts, young scholars and students from India, Egypt, Thailand, Cambodia，Saudi Arabia，Pakistan, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc. ten developing countries and the UK, Denmark and other developed countries.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Green Chemistry and Technology”, compared with the series of green technology symposia which were held in the early stage of CEGT, three important features are highlighted: one is that it provides an open, cutting-edge and efficient communication platform for the participating experts, scholars and postgraduate students, More than 30 leading experts gave the wonderful lectures, such as Prof. Lijun Wan and Prof. BuxingHan of Institute of Chemistry, CAS; Prof. Weihai Fan of Beijing Normal University, Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya of Indian Science Research Association; Dr.Aparat Mahakhant of Research & Development for Sustainable Research, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR). All the attendees combine the great need of nations alongside the Belt and Road, regarding deepen and expand the substantive cooperation as the main task, providing the specific solution for promoting green technology exchanges and cooperation with developing countries; with depth exploration of development frontier, current situation and technical application of green technology.
The second is that the signing ceremony was also held in the opening session, including the Wanbao-IPE MOU of the international joint bio-mineral laboratory, the Egypt-IPE MOU of China-Egypt Centre of Green Technology, and the SINFER-IPE-MIH MOU of Bio-material Joint Research Lab. CEGT intends to cooperate with Myanmar, Egypt, Malaysia and other countries in the field of green technology, personnel training and strategic consultation; continue strengthening the bilateral relations and promoting scientific and technological exchanges，personnel training in the field of green technology in developing countries for achieving synergistic development.
Third, after the symposium, we organized the technical tour of Langfang engineering center, and showed the scientific achievements of R&D of process engineering technology, pilot-scale testing and pilot-scale production to visitors, making the scientific and technological personnel of developing countries well understand the new mode of transformation of Scientific & technological achievements in the field of process engineering, and further promoting the S&T cooperation with developing countries.
CEGT focuses on collaborative innovation and promoting technology transfer & transformation, fostering the substantive cooperation of scientific and technological. Providing strong scientific and technological support for the development of innovation-driven and the construction of “One Belt And One Road” by cooperating with developing countries in the fields of technology exchanges, personnel training, transfer & transformation and sharing of information and equipment; enhancing our scientific and technological innovation capacity and the power of international influence; which has a far-reaching influence on promoting the scientific and technological cooperation, friendship people-to-people exchanges between China with other developing countries.