Project Title

Green Synergy Solutions for Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy 

Project Year

2021   

Project Number

PPSTI 06 2021A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 06 2021A 

Project Title

Green Synergy Solutions for Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon and Resiliency Measures (EELCER) 

Project Year

2021 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

99,940 

Co-funding Amount

93,046 

Total Project Value

192,986 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Chile; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/03/2022 

Expected Completion Date

31/01/2023 

Project Proponent Name 1

Wu Shu-Yii 

Job Title 1

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

Organization 1

APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology (ACABT) 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(886-4) 24517250 Extension 3679 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

sywu@fcu.edu.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Wu Shu-Yii 

Project Summary

This proposal aims to promote an eco-community by using abundant bio-wastes, such as corn straw, rice straw, sugar bagasse, and palm oil residue, to produce green hydrogen/methane and bio-fertilizer by synergetic bio-refinery processes for circular economies in the APEC region. The project meets the priorities of increasing inclusion and sustainability for recovery in APEC 2021 and leveraging diverse knowledge systems for inclusive and sustainable growth in PPSTI 2021.

The project plans to conduct policy dialogue, workshops in Chinese Taipei from March to September 2022. The events plan to invite experts and participants from public and private sectors of member economies and communicate and exchange policy ideas on agriculture residue-based energy and circular economy. The innovative bio-refinery technology will be shared in the events. The outcomes of this project will accelerate to the goal of net-zero carbon emission and circular economy in the APEC Region.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: This proposal aims to promote an eco-community by using abundant bio-wastes, such as corn straw in the United States and Chile, wheat/rice straw in Canada, Viet Nam and Thailand, sugar bagasse in Thailand, and palm oil residue in Indonesia and Malaysia, etc. The improper treatment process could cause air, water, soil pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions across the APEC economies. These bio-wastes rich in carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus nutrients can be utilized to produce green hydrogen/methane and bio-fertilizer by synergetic processes for circular economy in the APEC region. This project provides a platform to create and share innovative and affordable technologies for simultaneously minimizing the environmental impacts to meet the green growth in the APEC region.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project concerns promoting transitions to cleaner energy and reducing the carbon intensity of energy supply and usage across the region to accomplish the EWG’s mission. Furthermore, the project meets the criteria of APEC Sub-Fund Energy Efficiency, Low Carbon, and Energy Resilience Measures (EELCER). It focuses on activities that will contribute to achieving APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035, to achieve the goal of doubling the share of renewables by 2030, which was endorsed by the APEC Leaders Meeting in Beijing in 2014, and contribute to enhancing energy resiliency, which was highlighted the importance at APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting in 2015.

Relevance – Capacity Building: This project will host the policy dialogue and workshop to promote green hydrogen/methane and bio-circular economy technologies. The main activities are to provide real case practice at the eco-community demo site in Chinese Taipei. Throughout the events, it is potential to establish talent training and make a policy recommendation in APEC economies. In addition, this project shares innovative information on eco-community and bio-circular economy with the member economies. Technological innovation is helpful to sustainable development.

The participants from government, industrial or academic sectors will acquire the knowledge and skill applicable for improving circumstances or solving existing problems in the community. Developing economies will be able to reach the APEC’s goals for capacity building on sustainable growth, equitable development, and improving the social well-being of the member economies. Thus, those economies will be able to obtain, strengthen, maintain and develop abilities to improve their policies and regulations or their institutional structures and processes. The project results can assist the residents in the APEC region, no matter what social status they are, to take part more in the facilitation process of the local economy.

The objective of the project is to motivate and inspire participants by the sharing of knowledge, skills, best practices, and technical know-how with APEC members to gain insight into different approaches that may prove useful for participating economies. Last but not least, it will help the economies own the needed capacity for the long-term effect on community development, facilitating intergrowth and co-prosperity of community in the APEC region. The project benefits not only the growth of the participating members but also the spiritual connection among the APEC economies.

Objectives

Our objective is to conduct an eco-community and promote a circular bio-economy from bio-wastes in the APEC region. To solve environmental problems from bio-wastes, a technology-based collaboration framework among academia, research institutes, and private sectors will be established through the policy dialogue and workshop.

The bio-wastes from each economy can refine as green hydrogen/methane and resources to increase the regional economy. This project also offers new policy recommendations and improves the technology dissemination and further connectivity in the APEC region.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: This project meets the 2020 Kuala Lumpur Leaders’ Declaration under the item Driving Innovative Sustainability. APEC members have to collaborate to facilitate access to affordable energy, enhance energy resilience and energy security using the widest variety of fuels and technologies to support sustainable economic growth, and promote transitions to cleaner energy as part of a strong and inclusive economic recovery. This project also fits the priorities of increasing inclusion and leveraging diverse knowledge systems and sustainability for recovery in APEC New Zealand 2021. The main point of this project is to convert bio-wastes into green hydrogen/methane and promote the circular bio-economy. ACABT has well-developed bio-refining and synergy technologies. It will enhance the resilience of the community and the recovery of a regional economy affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Through this project, economic recovery will leave behind small and medium-sized businesses, women, rural areas, and around Asia-Pacific regions, which can provide an essential underpinning of the region’s future growth prospects. 

Alignment – Forum: APEC PPSTI plans to grow in STI Activities and Events significantly in all APEC Member Economies by 2025 Public Participation. 

The project designs to hold the policy dialogue, workshop, and innovative idea sharing. It also guarantees the event outcomes endorsed by PPSTI and disseminated in APEC economies. The purpose of these events is to come together for organized idea generation exercises and to help uncover revolutionary ideas about sustainable energy issues, including accelerated, affordable, sustainable, reliable, and clean energy access throughout the region, as well as improved quality of supply. The aim of this project meets EWG Strategic Plan 2019-2023 that APEC continues to focus on energy access as part of its goals for achieving affordable, reliable, resilient, and sustainable energy supply. Technological innovation is important in reaching sustainable development, playing a central role in fulfilling societal objectives, such as economic growth and improved human well-being. Green Synergy Solutions for Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Bio-circular Economy achieves the goals of harnessing technologies for the future and supporting innovation and solving the social dimension of globalization and health. 

This project also aligns with ATCWG’s attentions such as adapting to climate change of agriculture in fragile environments and mitigating its effects by reducing the chemical fertilizer dependency and increasing the resilience to natural disasters following international agreements. This project will promote the R&D and extension activities of post-harvest handling, and processing technologies to ensure information communication technologies (ICTs) for small-scale farmers to enhance their income and increase their inclusiveness in and connectivity to the global market with bio-circular economy. In addition, building resilient agricultural systems to cope with the challenge of climate change.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project aims to enhance an existing STI-based collaboration framework among academia, research institutes, and private sectors. Then to conduct events including the policy dialogue and workshop held in a hybrid mode on green synergy solutions for the Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy. We will evaluate all participants and select ten teams to give their presentations. We will deliver one of the policy framework reviews in the project report. We will invite 12 speakers and 40 participants to join the workshop in the two-day event.

(1)  Green Synergy Solutions events: Green Synergy Solutions events included the Policy Dialogue and Workshop as below: To ensure that more than 14 member economies, 22 participants from travel-eligible economies, and 18 participants from other developed economies join these events and reach 30~50% gender equality. The events will be in hybrid format and held in August-September 2022.

Keynote speakers: Australia, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam

Participants: All member economies.

We will send the invitation letter to recruit the participants through the delegates of PPSTI and the APEC-ACABT chapters/branches. The cross-fora collaboration with EWG/EGNRET will also be included to recruit the participants.

I. Policy Dialogue: Policy Dialogue is an essential component of the policy and decision-making process, which intends to contribute to the policy recommendations following a round of discussions and consultations on Green Synergy Solutions. Two themes of “Bio-wastes to green hydrogen/methane” and “Bio-circular economy” will be set up. Each of the themes has 3 topics as Green Synergy Solutions for Net Zero by 2050, Green Hydrogen and Its Smart Applications, LCA for Bioenergy, Smart Farm Irrigation, and Circular Solutions for Palm Oil Mills, etc. The project will conclude the findings of policy dialogue and indicate them in the Project Report. Experts are especially those from APEC Economy delegations, academia, research institutes, and private sectors. The PO will invite 6 speakers from APEC economies. Participants are staffs of MSMEs, researchers, and university students. Through the panel discussion sessions, the experts and policymakers provide their perspectives and policy recommendations on Green Synergy Solutions for Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy to all the APEC economies. Experts are mainly from APEC Economy, such as PPSTI or EWG delegations, academia, research institutes, and private sectors.

II. Workshop: Workshop focuses on the preliminary findings in light of the desired outcomes, which include the practice and experience exchanging on Green Synergy Technologies. It also offers an opportunity to assess the validity of the preliminary findings and provide the check, peer reviews, and consultations. The APEC Economy Delegations, speakers, experts, and young entrepreneurs (including staff of MSME, students and postgraduates) from academia, research institutes, and private sectors will be in events to share their knowledge, perspectives, and involvement in the panel discussion sessions as well. The PO will invite 6 speakers from APEC economies and 40 participants to the workshop; Non-APEC members’ speakers will be in consideration whether invited to share the experience. The project offers a platform for speakers or specialists to exchange opinions on knowledge and experience of the bio-economy. A bio-circular economy can provide a conceptual framework for using renewable energy and managing our household, agricultural and industrial systems, to achieve sustainable wellbeing in harmony with our surroundings. The bio-wastes from each economy can refine as green hydrogen/methane and resources to increase the regional economy. This project also offers new policy recommendations and improves the technology dissemination and further connectivity in the APEC region. More than ten teams of young entrepreneurial participants from APEC region will attend in August 2022 two-day hybrid event and give their presentations. There will be more than 40 participants in this program from the APEC region.

Tentative Agenda

Day 1:  Policy Dialogue

Sessions I (09:00-09:30)

Bio-wastes to green hydrogen/methane

Topics:

1.     Green Synergy Solutions for Net Zero by 2050

2.     Green Hydrogen and Its Smart Applications

40 Participants: from at least 14 APEC economies

Invited 6 speakers: experts from APEC Economy delegations, academia, research institutes, and private sectors.

Session II (09:45-10:15)

Circular economy

Topics:

1.     Circular Solutions for Palm Oil Mills

2.     LCA for Bioenergy

Session III (10:30-11:00)

Panel discussion

Day 1:  Workshop I

Session I (13:00-14:00)

Topics:

1.     Energy Management Agent Frameworks for Renewable Energy Systems over 5G Vertical Industries

2.     Smart Island

3.     Smart and Green Parks: Waste Management in a University in the Park and Beyond

40 Participants

6 Speakers

Session II (14:15-14:55)

Topics:

4.     Community Resilience with Smart Energy Management

5.     Smart Circular Solutions for Palm Oil

Day 2:  Workshop II

Young entrepreneurs’ presentation (At least 10 teams)

III. Technical On-site Practice (Self-Fund): After the back-to-back meeting, the project will arrange technically on-site practice to discuss the practicability of smart solutions systems. The on-site technical practice will take place at a farm, which is a HyMeTek demo-site that apply the bio-wastes to produce green hydrogen/methane fuels. With on-site practice experience; it will experience the real project technologies, and show the best practice model for developing and disseminating the smart solutions system in the APEC region.

(2) Policy Framework Review: The project will indicate the analysis of Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy policies from the legal perspective. The government commits to the international treaty and complies with its obligation by developing green technology. The promotion of biomass shall not only focus on the cost and technology analysis or promotion target achievement. Further studies on the regulations related to a bio-circular economy will have to be under review simultaneously. Through the Review, we will figure out related issues for policy dialogue discussion. The dialogue will lead to the key findings that help us make policy recommendations for APEC region. After the regulation review, it will be more certain whether the green technology development provides appropriate arrangements under the circumstance of the limited supply of biomass sources and the community environment.

This legal research will focus on the following issues:

I. The evaluations on current regulations of bio-circular economy relate to carbon footprint and agricultural wastes management.

II. The modification and suggestions on the carbon emissions management will allow the bio-wastes materials to become sustainable resources.

III. To compare the carbon and resource supply management regulations to the biomass promotion objective and to find the limitations on the bio-wastes and green hydrogen/methane promotion.

(3) Project Report: To enhance the quality of the report that will conclude the Green Synergy Solutions events including policy dialogue, workshop, and technical on-site practice (self-fund), also the review of policy framework with well-structured and estimated will produce around 30 pages (not including annexes). Policy Framework Review that is outlined under 5 pages will be shown in the Final report.

Outcomes: The policy dialogue and workshop will merge in a two-day event held in Chinese Taipei in August or September 2022. The events will invite APEC member economies and participants through PPSTI and EWG delegations. This project will invite the participants through APEC-ACABT chapter/branch network.

The outcomes are expected to achieve the following:

(1) The project aims at capacity building and networking including policymakers, experts, young entrepreneurs, researchers, and university students. They are encouraged to propose Green Synergy Solutions ideas. The ideas can be not only tackling affordable energy, climate change, and community problems but also promoting sustainability awareness in the APEC region. It will bring participants more knowledge of green synergy technology in the APEC region. Through the events, awareness of important issues across APEC economies could be raised, and collaboration among APEC economies could be increased.

(2) Through the events that include the policy dialogue and workshop, they will collect the ideas on managing agricultural residue-based waste, promoting a circular bio-economy for developing and establishing proper regulations for MSME, which help enhance green economy growth in APEC member economies. Through the panel discussion sessions, the experts and policymakers provide their perspectives and policy recommendations. Meanwhile, the workshop aims to offer an opportunity to assess the validity of the preliminary findings for Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy, and then provide the outcomes of the workshop to share the APEC Region via Project Report. These activities could reach our objectives, which are to solve environmental problems from bio-wastes, a technology-based collaboration framework among academia, research institutes, and private sectors will be established.

The Project Report is planned for dissemination publicly not later than June 2023 after being reviewed by APEC Secretariats, followed by the endorsement of fora members (PPSTI and EWG) and then financial disbursement and reporting to APEC PPSTI 21-22 meeting. The report also highlights the policy recommendations to enhance an STI-based collaboration framework among the APEC economies and disseminate the concept of Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy in the APEC Region. The project report will be a publication on the APEC official website, and ACABT will share the links for the audience in the APEC region as a reference for advancing bio-economy and corresponding to the strategies stated by the APEC.

We will make questionnaires related to the two themes for participants’ pre-and post- the event as surveys to assess whether our intended outcomes have been achieved. 

Beneficiaries: This project plans to invite experts and participants from industrial, academic, and other public and private sectors of member economies. During the term of events, the participators have chances to share ideas, discussing research progress to achieve the goal of leveraging diverse knowledge systems for inclusive and sustainable growth. The invited participants will be nominated by PPSTI and EWG delegations from Energy Policy, Agriculture, Economy, and STI agencies, according to the two categories of Bio-wastes to green energy and Circular economy. Policymakers who are with responsibility for environmental, energy, regulatory and standards issues of bio-wastes to energy or circular economy; and the technical experts are from industrial, academic, and other public and private sectors of different APEC member economies. The invited speakers, experts, and entrepreneurs are mainly from academia, research institutes, and private sectors in APEC economies, and non-APEC organisations such as OECD and ASEAN. NMP will follow the APEC guidelines.

The participants are open to young entrepreneurs who are undergraduates, graduates, or postgraduates from APEC economies engaged or interested in creating bio-wastes to energy or circular economy business or innovative projects. Those participants will register for the online learning course by team, and upload their preliminary plan. After then, ACABT juries will select the qualified teams, at least one team will represent its economy, to join the event. As for the MSME owners/workers, they will be nominated or recommended by PPSTI delegations of all economies.

The Primary Beneficiaries for the participants are learning the knowledge and technologies of the green synergy solutions. The project is to organize a forum by gathering experts and scholars from collaborating economies to share and integrate experience on the process of practices and to coordinate with APEC working group to provide a platform for speakers or specialists to give talks about knowledge and work experience of bio-economy and eco-community among the APEC economies. The project will focus on bioenergy and related institutes and industries to disseminate the ideas on innovative bio-refinery technology, agriculture residue-based energy, and circular economy in the APEC region. Insights gained from the forum can lead to potential consideration by the government to change and adjust the policies and regulations.

As for the Secondary Beneficiaries, they will make their proposals for an innovative solution for domestic problems about how to perform biocircular economy through the workshop. Through this project, the people who live in rural areas of the APEC region will have more benefits from the implementation of circular economies, which will affect behaviour and thoughts regarding bio-wastes and green hydrogen/methane management. The outcomes of this project will spread the ideas, concepts, knowledge and then promote net-zero carbon emission and circular economy in the APEC Region. It can help to have more communication and understanding to build a strong supporting policy and a friendly social environment on the development of green sustainable community on agriculture residue-based energy and circular economy.

Dissemination

The Project Report is planned for dissemination publicly in late 2022 after being endorsed by PPSTI, followed by the endorsement of fora members and then financial disbursement and reporting to APEC PPSTI meeting. The final version of the Project Report will be uploaded to the APEC Publication Website and APEC Project Database. Project Report will be published as an APEC publication before its dissemination via the ACABT website. In addition, ACABT will reproduce the content of the Project Report in other forms only with permissions from APEC Secretariat. 

The workshop presentation files will also be uploaded to the ACABT’s website for sharing with audiences who cannot attend the workshop. A project website including downloading the Project Report will be established at the ACABT’s website after project completion. Notification will also be delivered through ACABT’s mailing list including APEC PPSTI and EWG/EGNRET members to promote the electronic Project Report to the SME companies in APEC Economies. 

The target audiences will come from private sectors (green synergy product and circular economic service providers, ESCOs, NGOs, charity fund providers, etc.), research institutions, and universities in the APEC region.

Gender

The project will set up target percentages of female participants as speakers/experts at 30-50% in the Policy Dialogue and Workshop. In this project, sex-disaggregated data will be collected for all speakers and participants from the project event. The project will invite the female experts from the universities, research institutes, and private sectors as keynote speakers for the policy dialogue and workshop and consider 30-50% targeted for each gender participate in the Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy events. For example, some of the female speakers and participants such as Thailand’s female Prof. Dr. Worajit Setthapun from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Prof. Dr. Alissara Reungsang, and Malaysia’s female Prof. Dr. Jamaliah Md Jahim, and Indonesia’s female Prof. Dr. Eniya Listiani Dewi, the Deputy Chairperson for Technology of Information, Energy and Materials on the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology.

They will be in events to help guide and address the barriers of gender issues related to material science, renewable energy, and sectors to implement the project. The data information will be in the Completion Report that the Secretariat will receive after the project completion. The report will also serve to guide POs on their gender parity target in the future. This project will promote woman’s economic empowerment in the pillars of Skills, Capacity Building, Health, Innovation, and Technology.

Targets

Female Participants (%)

30-50

Female Speakers/Experts (%)

30-50

Referring to the Guide on Gender Criteria for APEC Project Proposals in the Guidebook on APEC Projects, please tick the pillar or pillars that this project supports, in promoting women’s economic empowerment:

5 Pillars (you may tick more than one)

1

Access to Capital and Assets

2

Access to Markets

3

Skills, Capacity Building, and Health

4

Leadership, Voice, and Agency

5

Innovation and Technology


Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

March -

May 2022

Preparation

Recruitment of all contractors.

Policy dialogue task force: Speaker recommendation and recruitment

Workshop task force:

-  Participants recommendation and recruitment

-  Speaker recommendation and recruitment

-  On-site technical practice task force: Green Birth Farm connection

April -

May 2022

Recruitment of participants and speakers

Recruitment of expert to study the policy review

Ensure that more than 14 members economies and 40 participants join these events and reach the 30~50% gender equality

May - June 2022-

Dissemination of the General Information Circular

Prepare the General Information and send it to PD to circulate with PPSTI delegations

June -

July 2022

Recruitment of contracted executive teams to hold a two-day hybrid event

Discussion of the requirement of a two-day event and signing the contract with an international campaign company.

Disseminating ad collecting the pre-event participant survey

August 2022

Drafting of the Policy Framework Review

Circulate the Policy Framework Review before the two-day event

August -

September 2022

Two-day Hybrid Event:

Day 1:  Policy dialogue/ Workshop I

Day 2: Workshop II

Two themes of “Bio-wastes to green hydrogen/methane” and “Biocircular economy” will be set up. Two themes have 4 topics.

Professional speakers from universities, research institutes, and public/private sectors in the APEC region will be invited.

Participants will be invited from the staff of MSMEs, researchers, and university students in the APEC region

Make the evaluation and team selection for the final presentation.

A minimum of 40 participants and 12 invited speakers will join this event.

On-site technical practice (self-funding)

Physical participants only

Collecting the post-event participant evaluation survey.

1 October 2022

Submission of the APEC Project Monitoring Report to the Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

1 November 2022

Submission of the Project Report to the Secretariat for review, followed by endorsement by PPSTI

Endorsed Project Report

31 December 2022

Publication of the Project Report

Project report (including the Policy Framework Review as an annex) of the event’s achievements is endorsed by PPSTI, and disseminated in APEC economies,

1 March 2023

Submission of the APEC Project Completion Report and supporting document to the Secretariat

APEC Project Completion Report

March - December 2023

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects (LTEAP) survey

Risks

Risks

Mitigation plan

Invitation of speakers with both appropriate level of expertise and gender balance

The project executive unit has to communicate closely with co-sponsoring economies to get recommendations of potential speakers who can contribute at an expert level and participants who can help to disseminate the knowledge gained on returning to their economies. At the same time, the executive unit will ensure that the female engagement will be close to 50% for both speakers and participants.

The last-minute speaker cancellations

Based on the uncertain situations of epidemic restrictions, the possible backup speakers in advance of the event will also be invited for an online presentation. In addition, the gender balance must be taken into consideration in this project.


Monitoring and Evaluation

To assess the project achievements, the various indicators include:

(1) the number and range of APEC economies choosing to take the participate in the workshop,  

(2) the demonstration of Green Synergy Solution delivered at APEC PPSTI meeting to receive the comment for further adjustment;

(3) The content and quality of the draft Project Report delivered at the APEC PPSTI meeting to receive the feedback for follow-up action.

(4) Benefit to women: the events will ensure an approximate share of female participants/speakers of 30-50% in all participants/speakers

(5) the delivery of the content and quality of the Project Report at the APEC PPSTI and/or APEC EWG/EGNRET meeting after the circulating in PPSTI members.

Additionally, an estimation suggests that half of PPSTI Representatives are female, and they will participate in PPSTI to help guide and implement the project.

The project conduction will be across 14 economies with research work, including policies researched and policies recommendations developed. The two-day event in this project will ensure the participation of 14 economies, 40 participants, and 8 speakers. The target percentages of female speakers and participants of 30-50% will also be measured. The project report will consist of Policy recommendations developed.

We present the indicators for outputs and outcomes as the following table:

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

1. Policy dialogue

1. Contracted executed

Jul. – Dec. 31 2022

Certification by PO

Contract

2. No. of experts engaged

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

3. No. of attending economies

14

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4. No. of travel eligible economies

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

5. % of participating men/women

30/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

6. Content developed and deployed

Jun. – Sept. 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

2. Workshop

7.              No. of experts engaged

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

8. No. of attending economies

14

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

9. No. of travel eligible economies

6

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

10. % of participating men/women

30/50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

11. Content developed and deployed

Jun. – Sept. 2022

Certification by PO

Completion Report

3. Project Report

12. No. of pages (including annex of 5 pages of Project Framework Review)

30

Certification by PO

Email to the Secretariat

13. Submission to the Secretariat

31 Dec., 2022

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

Outcomes

1. Capacity building and networking The participants learn knowledge and technologies of green synergy solutions.

1. Implementation of international best practices by economies

2022 to 2023

Tracking economies six months after the event

Report to Working Group

2. Policy recommendations

The experts and participants make their recommendations for an innovative solution for domestic problems about how to perform biocircular economy through the policy dialogue and the workshop.

2. % of participants report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

3. developing APEC economies report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

4. women report substantial knowledge increase

75%

Ex-ante and ex-post evaluations

Completion Report

5. no. of recommendations made

6

3. The Project Report

highlights the policy recommendations to enhance an STI-based collaboration framework among the APEC economies and disseminate the concept of Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy in the APEC Region.

6. contents of items in project report:

- Policy framework review

- Summary report of event

- Post-event participant evaluation survey

- Number of participants, economies and sex-disaggregated data

4

Included in the Project Report

Report to Working Group

The APEC longer-term evaluation of APEC

Projects

Others


Linkages

The project will provide the representatives of APEC economies with sponsored travel to participate in the workshop according to APEC guidelines. This project will promote cross-fora collaboration through ATCWG, PPSTI, and EWG/EGNRET to enhance dedications of green hydrogen/methane and circular economy to the regional eco-community and economic growth. Since APEC economies have excessive agriculture waste, this project will share the innovative technology with APEC economies.

Sustainability

The project outcomes will outline plenty of recommendations that aim at the Green Synergy Solutions for Sustainable Community on Agriculture Residue-Based Energy and Circular Economy in the APEC region. It will provide opportunities to boom renewable energy and reduce the cost of compliance. It will meet the 2020 Kuala Lumpur Leaders’ Declaration. This project also abides by the priority of increasing inclusion and leveraging diverse knowledge systems and sustainability for recovery in APEC New Zealand 2021.

ACABT has a strong long-term operating mechanism which is utilizing biomass resources from agro-waste to bioenergy, and bio-economy, especially applying bio-wastes via bio-refining to produce biohydrogen/biomethane and related products, etc. To promote economic development and application, to reduce CO2, and eventually to produce green energy and/or biomaterials for environmental protection and energy security to empower the local community for sustainability.

All the project documents that include workshop presentation files and the Project Report for introducing the Green Synergy Solutions will be available on the ACABT website for free access. The final report will be disseminated within the APEC economies to promote an eco-community by using abundant bio-wastes, such as corn straw, rice straw, sugar bagasse, and palm oil residue, to produce green hydrogen/methane and bio-fertilizer by synergetic bio-refinery processes for circular economy in the APEC region. The PPSTI and EWG members will assist in delivering the final report to APEC economies. The workshop participants from ministries of science and technology are requested to hand in the final report to the sustainable communities. As mentioned above, the PPSTI representatives are encouraged to translate the final report into their language. The sustainable rural communities will benefit from the Green Synergy Solutions in the APEC region.

The outcomes of this project can also be available for another working group to ensure sustainability. In addition, this project will fulfil the increased utilization of renewable energy and the decreased utilization of fossil fuels. APEC economies will benefit from less GHGS emission by reducing fossil fuels combustion and mitigating the impact on human health and welfare. It will also be possible to achieve the APEC’s green growth goals.

The PO’s organisation including co-sponsoring APEC economies such as Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, will monitor the interested APEC economies taking forward the recommendations in the Project Report annually. The outcomes of the policy dialogue will be shared with cross-forum such as EWG/EGNRET.


Project Overseers

The Project Overseer is Prof. Dr. Shu-Yii Wu, the distinguished professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Feng Chia University, and Chinese Taipei. In addition, he is the CEO of APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology, the President of Chimica Verde Bionet Asia Pacific Association, and the President of IAHE Biohydrogen Division.

Dr. Wu has an expert background in Ethanol, Bioreactors, Biogas, Biomass, Bioprocess Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Environmental Biotechnology, and Bioprocess Engineering. His working and research experiences include the domain of Bio-economy, Bio-hydrogen production/Process and bioreactor design, Powder technology/Fluidization, and Bio-based materials.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

No.

List Specific Task

Responsible Contractor
(e.g. Secretary)

No. of Hours

1

Before the event

a)     Communication and supporting management:

b)     Contact speakers, experts, reviewers, and participants from each final presentation team who are preparing to attend the event

c)     Assist to edit Green Synergy Solutions event agenda and proceedings

d)     Prepare and arrange the venue, itinerary.

During the event

a) Assisting PO to conduct the event according to its agenda, which includes the Policy dialogue, Workshop and On-site technical practice.

After the event

a) Assist to collect the survey questionnaires and analysis for the outcomes of the event 

b) Assisting PO to complete the project, as well as collecting and editing all of the documents and reports for this project, such as the project report and project completion report

 (Secretary)

An Event coordinator will be responsible for all

(including Secretary, Project assistants and Leading researchers)

140 @ $30/hour = $4,200

2

The project assistant leader in charge of project implementation, and tasked with planning, executing, and guiding the project progress.

6 receptionists (physical and virtual for hybrid events)

(Project assistants)

$30/hour*7p*  7 hours/day* 2 days =

$2,940

3

Reviewing the APEC legislative and policy framework, and related financial mechanisms for the APEC green synergy. (Leading Researchers)

100*

$30/hour =

$3,000

4

Economic analysis of the APEC green synergy. (Leading Researchers)

120*

$30/hour =

$3,600


No.

Items

General duties

Hours

/person

Rate

Staffs numbers

(To be contracted)

Total

APEC Funding

Self-Funding

1

Secretary

Before the event

— Communication and supporting management:

Contact speakers, experts, reviewers, and participants from each final presentation team who are preparing to attend the event

— Assist to edit Green Synergy Solutions event agenda and proceedings

— Prepare and arrange the venue, itinerary.

During the event

— Assisting PO to conduct the event according to its agenda, which includes the Policy dialogue, Workshop.

After the event

— Assist to collect the survey questionnaires and analysis for the outcomes of the event 

— Assisting PO to complete the project, as well as collecting and editing all of the documents and reports for this project, such as the project report and project completion report

140

30

1 x Event coordinator will be responsible for all

4,200

4,200

0

2

Project Assistant

— The project assistant leader in charge of project implementation, and tasked with planning, executing, and guiding the project progress.

— 6 receptionists (physical and virtual for hybrid events)

98

30

0 (7)

2,940

2,940

0

3

Leading Researchers

Reviewing the APEC legislative and policy framework, and related financial mechanisms for the APEC green synergy.

100

30

0 (1)

3,000

3,000

Economic analysis of the APEC green synergy.

120

30

0 (1)

3,600

3,600

4

General staff

Conducting on-site experiments and organizing Green Synergy Solutions events

110

20

2

4,400

0

10,840

5

Short-term assistants

Assistant in the Green Synergy Solutions events

26

20

6

3,240

6

Consultants

On-site testing and analysis.

80

20

2

3,200



Waivers

Not Applicable.

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No 
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