Three of our second-year Energy Science and Engineering students, Miss Kennis CHAN Ka-yan, Miss Daisy CHAN Sze-yan and Mr. Stanley LAM Man-sing, and a CSE student as a team won a Merit Award among 12 teams from the local tertiary institutions entering the final under the discipline of “Energy and Chemical Engineering” in “Challenge Cup” of Hong Kong University Students Extra-curriculum Technology Contest 2015 (“the Contest”) on 28 June 2015 (Sunday).
Organized by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association (HKNGCA), co-organized by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, funded by Innovation and Technology Commission and sponsored by ASM Pacific Technology Ltd., the Contest is an opportunity for academic exchanges and also a platform for the search of innovative talents from the tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. It is believed that the Contest will increase the interest of students in working in the innovation and technology industry, helping Hong Kong in promoting and developing our innovation and technology industry so as to raise our global competitiveness.
With the support and advice from Professor Peter Brimblecombe, Dr. Patrick Lee and Dr. Carol Lin, the team working on the project “Feasibility of Introducing Wasted Oil Generated Biofuel to Motor Vehicles in Hong Kong” had been shortlisted as one of the finalists. They were then invited to present the ideas and findings of the project to the judging panel on 27 June 2015 (Saturday). The project attempts to investigate the feasibility of replacing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vehicles by biodiesel vehicles through modeling. In the energy analysis, it demonstrated that Hong Kong has the ability to generate biodiesel from wasted oil locally. In the environmental analysis, it compared the amount and toxicity of air pollutants emitted in four cases. Eventually, our students were awarded Merit Prize in the Contest.
Well done, Kennis, Daisy and Stanley! Congratulations!