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Solid waste industry – Chinese and Australian experts meet to discuss collaboration

September 29, 2017

The University of Sydney Centre in China hosted the First Sino-Australian Solid Waste Transformation Technology Forum, organized by the University of Sydney, Solid Waste Division, China Association of Environmental Protection Industry and Tsinghua University on Sept. 28.

Over 80 representatives from Chinese and Australian universities, research institutes and leading companies in waste industry got together at the Centre in China to discuss cooperation, engagement, upgrade and innovation.

A series of presentations were made during the day on such topics as solid waste treatment in China and Australia, solid waste disposal technology and application, solid waste management optimization, solid waste industry development mode and experience, etc. A closed-door meeting was held in the afternoon among Tsinghua University, the University of Sydney and the companies with intention to cooperate.

Professor Dianne Wiley, Head of School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the University of Sydney, delivered one of the opening speeches. Associate Professor Ali Abbas, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, talked about the University’s Waste Transformation Research Hub and the cooperation between Tsinghua University and the University of Sydney.

Associate Professor Abbas said, “We are visiting to building cooperation in the area of waste research with academic partners as well as industry partners in China. We are establishing a large Waste Transformation Research Hub in Australia, and we are looking to build a partnership with Tsinghua University towards establishing a research node in China to be led by Tsinghua University. This cooperation will see closer ties in the research to tackle common waste problems and challenges in both countries.”

The Centre in China supports University of Sydney faculties and centres to enhance and facilitate research collaboration and industry engagement with academic and industry partners from across China.

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