Time Activity Speaker Note
Day 1: 12/3/2018 Field trip I   Invited participants only
2: 30 pm – 6: 00 pm Field trip I to Van Phong Bay and Economic Zone At Van Phong Bay and Economic Zone
Day 2: 13/3/2018 Mini-workshop   Open to all staff and students
8:30 am – 9:00 am Register/seat guests Meeting room No. 3, Nha Trang University
9: 00 am – 9: 15 am Introduction
9:15 am – 9: 45 am Talk 1: Valorisation of Waste Dr. Anh Phan, Newcastle University, UK
9:45 am – 10: 15 am Talk 2: Surplus food and food waste – practices and possibilities Dr Jane Midgley, Newcastle University, UK
10:15 am – 10: 45 am Talk 3: Current status and challenges on agricultural waste treatment in Vietnam Dr. Dang Nghia Ngo, Nha Trang University
10:45 am – 11: 15 am Talk 4: Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on Higher Education and Research between Vietnam and the UK Dr. Van Duy Nguyen, Nha Trang University
10:15 am – 11: 30 am General discussion and conclusions
1 pm – 5 pm Go to Da Lat from Nha Trang
Day 3: 14/3/2018 Field trip II   Invited participants only
9: 00 am – 16: 00 pm Field trip II in Da Lat: agricultural waste in farms In Da Lat city
16: 00 pm – 20 pm Comeback Nha Trang
Day 4: 15/3/2018 Proposal development (Day 1)   Invited participants only
9: 00 am – 5:00 pm Meetings for the joint proposal development on food waste and sustainable development Meeting room No. 1, Nha Trang University
Day 5: 16/3/2018 Proposal development (Day 2)   Invited participants only
9: 00 pm – 12:00 am Meetings for the joint proposal development on food waste and sustainable development Meeting room No. 1, Nha Trang University


Talk 1: Valorisation of Waste

Dr Anh Phan

School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

Waste including municipal solid waste, industrial waste, agricultural and forest residues, food waste etc. is inevitable in our modern society. Waste management is still primitive in developing countries: poor collection, little separation and mainly dispose into untreated or poorly treated landfill sites, which cause serious environmental impacts (contamination of water sources due to leakages, gas emissions etc.). Waste however contains at least one third of energy of coal (traditional fuel for energy), therefore it should be considered as a resource rather than waste that needs to be disposed of. However, waste treatment and conversion is very much depending on waste properties. Therefore, pre-treatment is needed for some types of waste to enhance its homogeneity and stability. Pre-treated waste can be co-fired in existing power station. In this talk, pre-treatment, waste conversion and intensified processes of waste into valuable products such as fuel, chemicals will be presented and discussed.

Talk 2: Surplus food and food waste – practices and possibilities

Dr Jane Midgley

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK

Approximately one-third of food produced globally is wasted. Major food retailers (supermarkets) and food manufacturers are becoming leading actors in efforts to reduce food waste.  In this talk she explores the idea of surplus food and the possibility of this being used for human consumption to reduce food insecurity (preventing losses of social and economic value) and to reduce the economic and environmental costs of managing waste food.  She introduces developments from major retailers about how they identify food as surplus food and how this is managed so that the material qualities of the food and other values attached to the food are protected and prevented from becoming waste. This introduces the work of different legal standards, specially developed technologies as well as more ad-hoc arrangements that enable the food to be redistributed and shared in communal meal settings, often supporting vulnerable and hungry people within the United Kingdom.

Talk 3: Vegetable waste in Vietnam: Reality and Prospective in novel added-valued processing

Ngo Dang Nghia, Tran Thanh Thu, Ngo Phuong Linh, Nguyen Thanh Son, Ngo Thi Hoai Duong 1

Huynh Nguyen Duy Bao, Nguyen Van Minh 2

1 Institute of Biotechnology and Environment, Nha Trang University

2 Faculty of Food Technology, Nha Trang University

Some suggestions:

  • Building a cooperative group from two sides.
  • Making the survey in vegetable and fruit waste and by-products.
  • Selecting the area more feasible to research.
  • Preparing the proposal and submit.

Talk 4: Potential Collaborations among Higher Education Institutions in UK & Vietnam

Van Duy Nguyen

Institute of Biotechnology and Environment, Nha Trang University

  1. Introduction: NTU and R&D groups in Vietnam
  2. Current projects and network for potential collaborations among HEIs in UK, EU and Vietnam
  3. Potential funding calls and opportunities for HEIs in UK, EU and Vietnam

Field trip on Vegetable Waste in Da Lat city





Meetings for the joint proposal development on Sustainable Waste Management