■110th Hiroshima University Biomass Evening Seminar(127th Hiroshima University ACE Seminar)

Date & Time: Wed., Nov. 22, 2023 16:20-17:50

Onsite & Online Hybrid

Place: Engineering 114 Lecture Room, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, Hiroshima University
※ Please note that it is different from the usual Lecture Room.

Online: If you are online, you need to contact us.


Commentary: Yukihiko MATSUMURA
Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University

Lecture: Kazuhiro MOCHIZUKI
Academic-Environment Social Governance Science and Technology Research Center, Professor (Special Appointment), Hiroshima University

“Biomass utilization and carbon cycle / carbon recycling”

The growth of biomass, due to the fixation of CO2, is an important component in the carbon cycle. On the other hand, carbon recycling is a mechanism to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by reusing separated and recovered CO2 as organic substances, i.e., chemical feedstock and fuels. It can be the cyclical use of carbon within human society. In this presentation, the biomass utilization is discussed from the viewpoints of carbon cycle and carbon recycling, respectively.

Lecture: Takashi ENDO
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Professor, Collaborative Research Laboratory, Hiroshima University

“Nanocellulose applicable from materials to energy”

Nanocellulose produced from plants such as wood is ultrafine fibers with a width of 100 nm or less. Nanocellulose has high physical properties such as high strength, high elasticity, and special viscosity, and the development of high-performance materials by compounding with resins, rubbers, etc. is being vigorously pursued by utilizing these characteristics. In addition, it has a large surface area, high reactivity and adsorption of substances, and high enzymatic saccharification. This characteristic is also effective as a pretreatment in bioethanol production.

Chair: Yukihiko MATSUMURA
Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University

[For those who wish to participate]

Please post the following 5 items (1-4 are required) in the email, write “I would like to participate in the evening seminar” in the subject line, and send it to bprc@hiroshima-u.ac.jp.

1.Participation Seminar:Nov. 22, 2023、110th Hiroshima University Biomass Evening Seminar
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