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Vietnam - Korea Collaboration in Green Chemistry Development

That is what the 9th Vietnam–Korea Green Chemistry Conference is about. This year’s topic is “Better life with green chemistry through cooperation of Vietnam and Korea”, and the conference is held at DTU, from August 26 to 29. The conference is held annually, alternating between Vietnam and South Korea.
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At the conference. Photo: X.L
Prof. Nguyen Viet Bac, Vice Chairperson of the Chemical Society of Vietnam, explained how this 9th installment of the conference offers both Vietnamese and Korean scientists an opportunity to discuss green chemistry research as well as collaborate comprehensively. The conference will focus on three main topics: policy and cooperation in chemical technology between Vietnam and South Korea, research orientations and application of biopesticide applications, and research orientations and applications of environmental, materials, and chemical technologies and methods.
At the conference, Mr Jin-Cheol Kim, Chairperson of the Board for International Collaboration of the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC), affirmed that climate change and sustainable development are the two issues of primary global concern. It is estimated that the world population will exceed nine billion by 2025, while pests and climate change are increasingly affecting food production. This is why developing and putting to use pesticides or biological origin is urgent now.
Over many years, many scientists from all over the world have joined hands to research sustainable alternative methods. Green chemistry is the result of this interdisciplinary research which can reduce the environmental impact of industrial chemicals.
“I believe that collaboration between Vietnam and South Korea will bring positive results in green chemistry research and development,” Mr Jin-Cheol Kim said. “This will help improving living quality.” 
The 9th Vietnam-Korea Green Chemistry Conference allows Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Russian, and other scientists to share their green chemistry research achievements with peers from all over the world. According to the organizers, fifty papers were submitted by authors from 21 nations, from which 27 papers were selected for presentation. The selected papers will be published and distributed by Springer through the SpringerLink digital library, currently one of the biggest scientific libraries in the world.

(Media Center)