2016 CAS-TWAS Symposium on Green Chemistry and Engineering for Sustainable Development

         2016 CAS-TWAS Symposium on Green Chemistry and Engineering for Sustainable Development (GCE 2016) was successfully held in Institute of Process Engineering, CAS from 29th-31th Aug 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 GCE 2016 organizing Committee.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Green Chemistry and Technology”, which attracted more than 200 distinguished experts, young scholars and students from India, Thailand, Pakistan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, etc. eight developing countries and the UK, Denmark and other developed countries, 28 world-famous professors and scholars made special invited reports. Topics ranging from the current status of green reaction media (ionic liquids and supercritical CO2), conversion of renewable energy, and advanced bio- and nanotechnology with their future prospects were thoroughly addressed.
The signing ceremony was also held during this meeting, including the China-Thailand Centre of Natural Gas Conversion, China-Mongolia Centre of Copper Metallurgy, and the symposium of China-Korea Cooperation Workshop on High-performance Supercapacitors. CEGT intends to cooperate with Thailand, Thailand and Korea 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. In addition, the CEGT and the Myanmar delegation also conducted in-depth exchanges respectively, hoping to have further cooperation in the future.
The Symposium focused on the overall situation, actively responded to the national “One Belt and One Road” development strategy, and promoted the transfer of green technology to developing countries based on the CEGT, which not only enhanced our country's innovation ability and leadership in the green technology in developing countries, but also laid the foundation for the promotion of scientific and technological cooperation between our country and the developing countries.