We are fully committed to actualizing technological innovations to tackle pressing global challenges. By aligning our efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forward by the United Nations (UN), we are working to create a better future for all.

Through innovative conservation technologies and policies, we are reshaping standards in water and air quality, renewable energy, and marine sustainability. In doing so, we are actively advancing the SDGs of clean water, energy, climate action, and life below water.

E-Fuel Energy Storage System image

Our scientist leads a large-scale research project to develop an energy storage system that incorporates electrically rechargeable liquid fuels known as e-fuels. It helps to address existing challenges preventing the widespread use of renewable energy due to the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy.

Diagnosing Our Oceans image

A HKUST multidisciplinary research team investigates the driving forces of the increasing eutrophication and hypoxia in Hong Kong coastal waters, contributing toward government policy by providing a scientifically-based strategy for stabilizing or reversing the problem for a more sustainable marine environment.

Remodeling Central Chiller Plant image

We have upgraded our central chiller plant, which adopts a seawater-cooled central chilling technology into a district cooling system, to provide air-conditioning to expanded infrastructure, helping to save millions of dollars and over 20 percent of energy consumption.

SANI Wastewater Treatment Project image

Our sewage treatment technology SANI - Sulphate reduction, Autotrophic denitrification and Nitrification Integrated Process - minimizes the adverse environmental impact of sewage treatment by eliminating 90% of sewage sludge production, cutting down sewage treatment cost by 50% and also greenhouse-gas emission by 35%.

Vessel Emission Sensor image

A new sensor system designed to detect pollutants from vessels is capable of measuring real-time vessel fuel Sulphur content in 2 minutes with an accuracy rate of over 90%. The senor-equipped drones will help enforce the tightened Air Pollution Control (Fuel for Vessels) Regulation more effectively.