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SEN and green tech mission arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Edward Yau, and the green tech mission arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, today (April 27, UK time) where they hope to discover how Hong Kong can learn from the city's experience in green tech development and academic research.

     Mr Yau first called on the Scottish Government's Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Mr Stewart Stevenson, for an exchange of ideas on environmental issues of mutual concern.

     Mr Yau and the mission paid a visit to HydroThane UK, which specialises in industrial waste water treatment, water recycling, solid waste digestion and biogas treatment. They then visited the North British Distillery Company Limited to see how the link between the anaerobic digestion plant and the distillery creates a green energy source, significantly reducing the distillery's carbon footprint.

     Following this the party will tour the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University and the Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the research work and collaboration with green industries.

     The Biofuel Research Centre is dedicated to the development of renewable and sustainable biofuels, while the Advanced Forming Research Centre supports fundamental and applied research in forming and forging.

     Mr Yau and the mission will leave for London in the evening.

Ends/Friday, April 27, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:39


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