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What can Hong Kong’s accounting industry expect in 2020 and beyond?

Success of modern practices depends not only on competence and foresight but also how fast firms switch to cloud accounting

10 Dec 2019 - 6:28PM

Success of modern practices depends not only on competence and foresight but also how fast firms switch to cloud accounting

What can Hong Kong’s accounting industry expect in 2020 and beyond?
Recovery of Married Inspectors’ Quarters at Central Police Station compound
‘Tis the season for The Singleton

 

6 Dec 2019 - 10:39AM

 

‘Tis the season for The Singleton
How Hong Kong drives strong sustainable building performance through comprehensive assessment tool

BEAM Plus rating tool designed to guide city’s transformation into green built environment through use of clear world-leading standards

4 Dec 2019 - 3:50PM

BEAM Plus rating tool designed to guide city’s transformation into green built environment through use of clear world-leading standards

How Hong Kong drives strong sustainable building performance through comprehensive assessment tool
Traditional Premium Italian Deli-Meats Headlining ‘Christmas Fair’ Welcoming Festive Season at Hong Kong’s city’super

Tastings, cooking demonstrations and culinary events by European Union’s global ‘Enjoy the Authentic Joy from Europe’ campaign from 1st November to 31st December showcasing prized Italian deli specialties – certified as PDO and PGI by the European Union. Mortadella Bologna PGI, Salamini Italiani alla Cacciatora PDO, Zampone Modena PGI and Cotechino Modena PGI

4 Dec 2019 - 11:25AM

Tastings, cooking demonstrations and culinary events by European Union’s global ‘Enjoy the Authentic Joy from Europe’ campaign from 1st November to 31st December showcasing prized Italian deli specialties – certified as PDO and PGI by the European Union. Mortadella Bologna PGI, Salamini Italiani alla Cacciatora PDO, Zampone Modena PGI and Cotechino Modena PGI

Traditional Premium Italian Deli-Meats Headlining ‘Christmas Fair’ Welcoming Festive Season at Hong Kong’s city’super
Start-ups in 60-second business-pitch battle as they ride lift in Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper

Japanese company, which creates hi-tech artificial legs, named overall champion at Elevator Pitch Competition 2019 held at International Commerce Centre

9 Dec 2019 - 5:16PM

Japanese company, which creates hi-tech artificial legs, named overall champion at Elevator Pitch Competition 2019 held at International Commerce Centre

Start-ups in 60-second business-pitch battle as they ride lift in Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper
CityU scientist’s zero-pollution technology for generating renewable energy awarded APEC Science Prize

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The contributions of an environmental scientist of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) to the field of photoelectrocatalysis have made him the only winner of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). 

The award-winning research of Dr Ng Yun-hau, Associate Professor of the School of Energy and Environment at CityU, involves the application of a new zero-pollution technology that can help to resolve the two issues of energy shortage and pollution.

He uses sunlight to split water into clean hydrogen to generate renewable energy and applies photoelectrocatalysis to enhance the conversion efficiency of solar energy. No pollution is caused during the process. 

“I feel very honoured to represent Hong Kong and CityU to receive this prize. It is a great encouragement to me and my research team. We will continue to work hard on our road for rigorous research, aiming to make more achievements to contribute to society,” he said.

Over the past 10 years, Dr Ng has been focusing his research on improving the semiconductor used for photoelectrocatalysis to enhance its conversion efficiency. It is well known that generating energy creates pollution, and that solar power is one of the richest sources of new clean energy for humans. 

A semiconductor put into water under sunlight produces artificial photosynthesis, a process that produces hydrogen.

“And when using hydrogen to generate energy, the only by-product is water. Therefore, no pollution will be caused either during the process of generation or application. However, it can help to resolve the crisis of energy shortage,” Dr Ng said. In addition, titanium oxide, the material for producing semiconductors, can be obtained from the sand in the sea or river bed. Oxidised or rusted copper and iron can also be used as materials to produce semiconductors for photoelectrocatalysis, which accords with the principles of environmental protection and the economy. 

Dr Ng also collaborates with other academics on research to convert waste water into energy by splitting it to produce hydrogen. As waste water contains large volumes of organic materials, splitting it will not only produce hydrogen but also offer treatment for waste water. The conversion process will bring dual benefits for us.

Dr Ng currently focuses his studies on the fundamental theory of photoelectrocatalysis, with the aim of making a breakthrough in improving the conversion efficiency. It is expected that when the technology can be transferred for commercialisation, it can be used for fuel cells for laptops and mobile phones, and can also be applied to fuel cell vehicles in the future. 

“It is important for humans to resolve the problems of energy shortage and the greenhouse effect. As a researcher, I hope that I can make contributions to this by developing renewable energy. And that’s the reason for me to focus my research in this discipline,” he said.

The annual ASPIRE Prize aims to promote economic growth, trade, investment and sustainable development for member countries of APEC. The winner will receive a USD25,000 prize.
 

3 Dec 2019 - 10:25AM

[Sponsored Article]

The contributions of an environmental scientist of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) to the field of photoelectrocatalysis have made him the only winner of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). 

The award-winning research of Dr Ng Yun-hau, Associate Professor of the School of Energy and Environment at CityU, involves the application of a new zero-pollution technology that can help to resolve the two issues of energy shortage and pollution.

He uses sunlight to split water into clean hydrogen to generate renewable energy and applies photoelectrocatalysis to enhance the conversion efficiency of solar energy. No pollution is caused during the process. 

“I feel very honoured to represent Hong Kong and CityU to receive this prize. It is a great encouragement to me and my research team. We will continue to work hard on our road for rigorous research, aiming to make more achievements to contribute to society,” he said.

Over the past 10 years, Dr Ng has been focusing his research on improving the semiconductor used for photoelectrocatalysis to enhance its conversion efficiency. It is well known that generating energy creates pollution, and that solar power is one of the richest sources of new clean energy for humans. 

A semiconductor put into water under sunlight produces artificial photosynthesis, a process that produces hydrogen.

“And when using hydrogen to generate energy, the only by-product is water. Therefore, no pollution will be caused either during the process of generation or application. However, it can help to resolve the crisis of energy shortage,” Dr Ng said. In addition, titanium oxide, the material for producing semiconductors, can be obtained from the sand in the sea or river bed. Oxidised or rusted copper and iron can also be used as materials to produce semiconductors for photoelectrocatalysis, which accords with the principles of environmental protection and the economy. 

Dr Ng also collaborates with other academics on research to convert waste water into energy by splitting it to produce hydrogen. As waste water contains large volumes of organic materials, splitting it will not only produce hydrogen but also offer treatment for waste water. The conversion process will bring dual benefits for us.

Dr Ng currently focuses his studies on the fundamental theory of photoelectrocatalysis, with the aim of making a breakthrough in improving the conversion efficiency. It is expected that when the technology can be transferred for commercialisation, it can be used for fuel cells for laptops and mobile phones, and can also be applied to fuel cell vehicles in the future. 

“It is important for humans to resolve the problems of energy shortage and the greenhouse effect. As a researcher, I hope that I can make contributions to this by developing renewable energy. And that’s the reason for me to focus my research in this discipline,” he said.

The annual ASPIRE Prize aims to promote economic growth, trade, investment and sustainable development for member countries of APEC. The winner will receive a USD25,000 prize.
 

CityU scientist’s zero-pollution technology for generating renewable energy awarded APEC Science Prize
Neobanks vs. Traditional banks: What’s the difference?
Smart tech makes great businesses - Smart City, Smart Living and Smart Commerce solutions at SmartBiz Expo 2019
Trent Park development: Quintessential English country living in North London

Berkeley Homes' new residential project combines the outdoors lifestyle with convenient access to the capital

28 Nov 2019 - 6:43PM

Berkeley Homes' new residential project combines the outdoors lifestyle with convenient access to the capital

Trent Park development: Quintessential English country living in North London
Time Will Tell
2 Dec 2019 - 3:10PM
Time Will Tell
CIMA puts finance professionals centre stage in business
How Galderma caters to skin treatment demand among China’s wealthy younger women

Global dermatology company says women in their 20s and 30s are driving growth of China’s medical aesthetics market

28 Nov 2019 - 10:59AM

Global dermatology company says women in their 20s and 30s are driving growth of China’s medical aesthetics market

How Galderma caters to skin treatment demand among China’s wealthy younger women
DesignInspire unveils forward-thinking ideas from global innovators
GBG: Trust and transformation are key to winning foreign investors flocking to Malaysian properties
Astaka Holdings: Luxurious Johor Bahru development draws international interest
Edinburgh: UK's rising tech hub offers the best investment prospects outside London

New developments are serving the high demand for centrally located property in Scotland's booming capital

25 Nov 2019 - 2:25PM

New developments are serving the high demand for centrally located property in Scotland's booming capital

Edinburgh: UK's rising tech hub offers the best investment prospects outside London
A degree at the forefront of Asia’s ageing demographic
Tong Chong Street Market pops up and perks up with a coffee carnival

Taikoo Place plays host to some of Asia’s best baristas during the first month of Hong Kong’s popular annual street food market

19 Nov 2019 - 5:02PM

Taikoo Place plays host to some of Asia’s best baristas during the first month of Hong Kong’s popular annual street food market

Tong Chong Street Market pops up and perks up with a coffee carnival
Savour the water of life
18 Nov 2019 - 2:23PM
Savour the water of life
UK's largest regeneration project unlocking West London's investment potential

The £26bn Old Oak and Park Royal Development is driving strong house price and rental growth in this superbly connected district

18 Nov 2019 - 12:00AM

The £26bn Old Oak and Park Royal Development is driving strong house price and rental growth in this superbly connected district

UK's largest regeneration project unlocking West London's investment potential
5 unique experiences in 'China's Hawaii' for families

The Chinese island province of Hainan offers a wide array of attractions and luxury resorts that will please both parents and children.

5 Dec 2019 - 6:00PM

The Chinese island province of Hainan offers a wide array of attractions and luxury resorts that will please both parents and children.

5 unique experiences in 'China's Hawaii' for families
How Lenzing’s sustainable and innovative approach helps spark change in textile industry

Fibre manufacturer’s ‘People, Planet and Profit’ strategy includes investment in efficient production facilities and biodegradable fabrics to reduce carbon footprint

15 Nov 2019 - 5:44PM

Fibre manufacturer’s ‘People, Planet and Profit’ strategy includes investment in efficient production facilities and biodegradable fabrics to reduce carbon footprint

How Lenzing’s sustainable and innovative approach helps spark change in textile industry
Why prime business destination Curacao is not just any Caribbean island

Historic architecture of nation’s capital Willemstad, unspoilt beaches, beautiful volcanic landscapes and airport’s daily international flights attract both tourists and businesses

15 Nov 2019 - 5:42PM

Historic architecture of nation’s capital Willemstad, unspoilt beaches, beautiful volcanic landscapes and airport’s daily international flights attract both tourists and businesses

Why prime business destination Curacao is not just any Caribbean island
How does Singha Estate’s CROSSROADS Maldives development encourage environmental awareness?

Maldives’ first integrated luxury lifestyle destination comprises not only hotels and yacht marina, but also marine conservation centre to educate visitors about biodiversity

15 Nov 2019 - 5:38PM

Maldives’ first integrated luxury lifestyle destination comprises not only hotels and yacht marina, but also marine conservation centre to educate visitors about biodiversity

How does Singha Estate’s CROSSROADS Maldives development encourage environmental awareness?
How high-density, high-rise Hong Kong uses green buildings to help fight climate change

Non-profit organisation Hong Kong Green Building Council works to raise awareness in Hong Kong about need for city to create sustainable eco-friendly environment

22 Nov 2019 - 4:29PM

Non-profit organisation Hong Kong Green Building Council works to raise awareness in Hong Kong about need for city to create sustainable eco-friendly environment

How high-density, high-rise Hong Kong uses green buildings to help fight climate change
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions seamlessly integrate hybrid and multi-cloud environments
EMBA reveals other sides of business world
Beyond Bangkok: Investors Find Diversity in Thailand’s Smart Provincial Cities
Lexington Gardens: Luxury apartments in London's new international quarter

The second phase of The Residence at Nine Elms is adding 262 exclusive residences to prime Zone 1 Central London

11 Nov 2019 - 12:00AM

The second phase of The Residence at Nine Elms is adding 262 exclusive residences to prime Zone 1 Central London

Lexington Gardens: Luxury apartments in London's new international quarter