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International Workshop on Kitchen Waste-Based Bioenergy

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Kitchen waste management and reuse is an international environmental issue. However, recent advances in the bioenergy technologies have dramatically reduced the problem of kitchen waste management and are able to convert kitchen waste to motor gasoline. The process is environmental friendly and fits to the low carbon green policy. Taichung City is the low-carbon model city in central Taiwan.

Six strategies to realize the low-carbon visions, including recycling with zero waste, green building incorporation, and Smart transportation etc, At the international workshop on kitchen-based bioenergy, recent research findings and projects on these topics were presented and discussed. This event also provided significant contribution to the development of sustainable future.

This workshop was organized by Taichung City Government and Feng Chia University on August 28-29, 2012. The workshop provided a very good platform for scientists and researcher all over the world to share their knowledge and expertise on current themes in kitchen waste to bioenergy.

On August 28, Dr. Shen, Stephen Shu-Hung, Minister of Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan welcomed guests to the joint International Workshop on Kitchen Waste-Based Bioenergy. Dr. Jason Hu, Mayor of Taichung City was the keynote speaker. He gave a talk “Low Carbon City of Taichung” and he emphasized “low-carbon living is not a policy option but all of mankind’s ultimate destiny.”

International experts and professors delivered their presentations in Kitchen Waste-Based Bioenergy field. All participants discussed on “How to Promote the Application of Kitchen Waste-based Bioenergy in Chinese Taipei” in the open discussion session.August 29 was the technical tour in Recycling Park, Li-Chuan Model Environmental Community, Taichung Gateway District, and Calligraphy Greenway in Taichung City, Taiwan.