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Recipient of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Medal of Honours

Dunwell's Managing Director, Mr Daniel M. Cheng, was awarded the Medal of Honour for his valuable contribution to the local environmental industry. The Honours presentation ceremony was held on October 27. Mr. Daniel M. Cheng received the Medal of Honour from the Chief Executive, Mr. Donald Tsang at the Guest House, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This year also marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR, giving the award an additional piece of commemoratory.

Since returning from US during the early 80's, Mr. Cheng has already aware the importance of environmental protection to Hong Kong and has been has actively promoting the environmentally friendly concept to the public through different channels, such as conferences, seminars, radio and television programs. In 1993, Mr. Cheng started a new stage of his career by investing on a used oil recycling facility in Hong Kong, servicing the city by properly treating this potential severe chemical pollutant. The facility was originally built by an Australian Group in 1990 which went bankrupted in 2 years. Mr. Cheng successfully transformed the company from a used oil recycling company to a one-stop environmental technology provider, specialized in water and wastewater treatment and reuse as well as used oil recycling.

With continuous effort in pursuing better quality and environmental protection, Mr. Cheng lead his company’s research team and developed the first vibrating membrane used oil recycling technology – VMAT. The technology received the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Environment Award in London, UK; the Bronze Prize from the Wall Street Journal Asia - Asian Innovation Awards 2006 in Singapore; and the Grand Award of the 2005 Hong Kong Award for the Industry: Machinery and Equipment Design. Mr. Cheng was also selected as winner of The Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong 1995, Innovative Entrepreneur of 1996 and Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Industrial Engineers Award in 1999.

Mr. Cheng serves as Member of HK Central Policy Unit Panel on the Pan-Pearl Driver Delta, Member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Assessors for the Innovation and Technology Support Programme under Innovation and Technology Fund and Member of Small and Medium Enterprises Committee of Hong Kong Government. He also serves as the Deputy Chairman, the Vice-Chairman of Sustainable Industry Council, and the Chairman of the Group 26 (Environmental Industry) of the Hong Kong Federation of Industries, Founding President of Hong Kong Environmental Industry Association, Director of Business Environment Council.

Mr. Cheng was the Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Fund (Environmental Projects) Vetting of HKSAR and the Chairman of Board at Friends of the Earth (HK) from 2000 to 2004, Committee Member of Nanotechnology Projects Vetting Committee of HKSAR from 2002 to 2005, Expert Member of the Committees of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Managing Board from 2003 to 2004, also served as Member of the HKSAR Advisory Council on the Environment from 2001 to 2002 and Board of Directors of Applied Research Council HKSAR from 1996 to 2002.


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