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The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) launched Green Hall recently. The government has set the vision “Zero Carbon Emissions, Liveable City, Sustainable Development” as Hong Kong transitions to a low-carbon economy and strives to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Building on the goal of achieving carbon neutrality, Green Hall aims to become a Super-Connector Platform for Green Technologies (GreenTech) in Hong Kong, where stakeholders come together and exchange ideas, expertise and experience on the latest innovations and best practices. Green Hall will facilitate collaboration between government, industry, academia and research sectors, and drive more adoption of GreenTech by industry and the public, to help Hong Kong achieve neutrality carbon.
Located in the HKPC building in Kowloon Tong, Green Hall hosts a range of innovative GreenTech research and development (R&D) and applications by HKPC, its Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Center, many partners and exhibitors.
The GreenTech on display has a wide range of applications, spanning different aspects of daily life to provide people with greener choices when making decisions about clothing, food, housing and transportation. Green Hall welcomes industry players to network and discuss the latest GreenTech trends. In addition, the public is invited to come and explore the limitless potential of GreenTech.
For example, for apparel-related GreenTechs, there is the Green Machine, a state-of-the-art technology that supports the separation, recycling and reuse of mixed fabrics. For food-related GreenTechs, there’s the Food TranSmarter, which provides a simple, clean and hygienic solution for collecting and shipping food waste. For housing-related GreenTechs, there is Smokeless Joss Paper, which can significantly reduce smoke and air pollution. And for transport-related GreenTechs, Green Hall showcases electric vehicles and related charging applications.
HKPC Chairman said HKPC is striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 and hopes Green Hall will inspire industry stakeholders to translate more innovative GreenTech ideas into practical use for the benefit of the community. , to drive industry-wide adoption of GreenTech, to familiarize the public with the best local GreenTech achievements in the city that have many applications in their daily lives such as clothing choices, food choices, housing and transportation.
HKPC’s goal is to support and promote the invention and adoption of advanced green technologies to create a green, low-carbon future for Hong Kong. The Environment Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region noted that the government announced last year that Hong Kong’s 2050 Climate Action Plan has put in place four major decarbonization strategies, namely the production net zero electricity, energy efficient and green buildings, green transportation and waste reduction.
To achieve the vision of carbon neutrality, community support is essential to address challenges such as the cost of decarbonization, technological disruptions and the demand for talent.
HKPC’s Green Hall will help Hong Kong meet challenges while transitioning to a green and low-carbon economy. The initiatives launched by the HKPC will help Hong Kong decarbonise, reduce air pollutants and minimize waste, and ultimately move closer to the goal of carbon neutrality before 2050.
A signing ceremony of a license agreement for the “Total Food Waste Recycling System” (the System), jointly developed by HKPC and a consumer service company, was held during the opening ceremony. Supported by the public sector trial scheme under the Innovation and Technology Commission’s Innovation and Technology Fund, the system benefits the environment as it significantly simplifies waste collection food. All types of food waste can be sorted and pre-treated at source into slurry for easy transportation and conversion into renewable energy, animal feed, etc.
The license agreement will enable the company to further upgrade and develop the system and expand its adoption from Hong Kong to the mainland market, opening a new chapter for this local GreenTech R&D to further flourish and popularize. .
HKPC will continue to promote R&D and incubation of new green technologies by providing industry support and advanced technologies to create green values and generate business opportunities.