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ICUE 2022 International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Climate Change organized

29 Oct 2022
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The Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Change of the Asian Institute of Technology organized ICUE 2022 International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Climate Change from 26 to 28 October 2022. 

The event was organized in a hybrid mode. Dr. Wenchao Xue from the Department’s Environmental Engineering and Management program headed the Scientific Organizing Committee as its Conference Chair. The conference was inaugurated by AIT President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, who gave his welcome remarks virtually via zoom. 

ICUE 2022 is the second hybrid conference organized by the department, ICUE 2020 was held at the AIT Conference Center. This year, as the Covid-19 restrictions were being more relaxed, it was finally held off-campus at Pattaya City. This drew more onsite local and international participants to join.

The conference organized two separate panel discussions, “Open-Source Modelling of Energy System-Theory and Applications: IDEEA Model Application” and “Application of Big Earth Data in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Thailand” by the AIT-Earth Observation project.

Two very informative keynote addresses were also heard during the 3-day conference. Prof. Xia Huang from Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China gave a talk on “Anaerobic MBR: Opportunities and Challenges towards Carbon Neutrality” on the first day. Likewise, Dr. Govinda Timilsina of the Sustainability and Infrastructure Development Research Group of the World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA talked about “Would Carbon Tax be Appropriate for Developing Economies?”. The delegates were also taken to a technical tour to the site of the conference’s partner organization, Chonburi Clean Energy Power Plant, in Chonburi on the third day.

The conference attracted a total of 192 initial abstract submissions from 31 different countries around the globe, of which 182 were invited to submit their corresponding full papers. A total of 88 full papers were submitted with 76 of it presented at the hybrid conference in 12 different sessions, with 2 each in parallel breakout sessions. Forty-two were delivered onsite and 34 virtually via zoom. Three Best Student Paper Awards, one each for categories Energy, Environment, and Climate Change were conferred to best papers and presentations.

Full Conference Program is available at: www.icue2022.ait.ac.th

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