EcoTopia Science Symposium Series

Workshop for
Studies on Extracting Resources from Bio-wastes
by the Refinery Technology

February 26 (Mon) - 27 (Tue), 2007
Conference Room 801, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

Organized by EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University

Sponsored by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,
"Asia science and technology cooperation promotion strategy"

Symposium Office (c/o Prof. Tatsuya Hasegawa)
EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Fax 81-52-789-4506, E-mail





February 26 (Mon); Workshop, Reception

9:00 - 9:40 Opening remarks
9:40 - 10:40 Session 1
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:20 Session 2
12:40-14:30 Lunch, Poster session
14:30-15:30 Session 3
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:30 Session 4
16:30-17:30 Discussion + Closing Remarks
18:00 - 20:00 Receptopn at Hananoki (University restaurant)


February 27 (Tues); Lab. tour

9:00 - 12:00 Lab tour
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch




9:00-9:10 Emcee: Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiro Yamamoto (Nagoya University)

Welcome Address
Prof. Tsuneo Matsui, Nagoya University

9:10-9:40 Project Overview

• Ms. Sonoko Watanabe (MEXT), gThe Asia S&T strategic cooperation promotion program and its implicationsh

• Tatsuya Hasegawa (Nagoya University), gOverview of the Asian cooperative research project gStudies on extracting resources from bio-wastes by the refinery technologyh in 2006h

9:40-10:40 Session 1 Chairman: Prof. Arata Katayama (Nagoya University)

• Seung-Cheol Lee (Kyungnam University and Nagoya University), gAntioxidant characteristics of subcritical water extracts from rice hulls and citrus pomacesh

• Yasuyuki Ishida and Kuniyuki Kitagawa (Nagoya University), gAcquirement of valuable products and fuels from biowastes by hydrothermal processh

• Ashwani K. Gupta (University of Maryland), gHydrogen production from biomass and coal using high temperature steam gasificationh

10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:20 Session 2 Chairman: Prof. Sang-Chun Lee (Kyungnam University)

• Huiqing Tang (University of Science and Technology Beijing), g2-dimensional simulation on supercritical water gasification of glucose in tubular reactorh

• Sang-Chun Lee (Kyungnam University), gMicro analysis by using glow discharge: in-situ applications PHASE Іh

• Xuemin Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), gBio-oil production by fast pyrolysis of wheat straw in a downer reactorh

• Fu-Shen Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), gPreliminary study on the catalytic effect of waste ash-derived catalyst in bio-fuel productionh

12:40-14:30 Lunch + Poster
14:30-15:30 Session 3 Chairman: Prof. Yusheng Xie (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

• Joko Prayitno Susanto (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia), gThe potential bio-waste in Indonesiah

• Kiichiro Hayashi (Nagoya University), Material flow and environmental impact analysis of bio-wastes generated from palm oil industry in Indonesiah

• Widiatmini Sih Winanti (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia), gPyrolysis of coconut shell for charcoal productionh

15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:30 Session 4 Chairman: Ms. Widiatmini Sih Winanti (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia)

• Djoko Padmono (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia), gBiogas utilization from anaerobic slaughterhouse wastewater treatment plant as fuel of the electricity generator engineh

• Yoshihiro Yamamoto (Nagoya University), gBio-waste utilization in rural areas: from an economic viewpointh

16:30-17:30 Discussion + Closing Remarks
Prof. Tatsuya Hasegawa (Nagoya University)
18:00-20:00 Reception
Emcee: Assoc. Prof. Yasuyuki Matsushita (Nagoya University)




1. Atushi Shibata (Nagoya University)
gHazardous chemicals in various biowastes in Japanh

2. Jingchun Tang (Kobe University and Nankai University)
gIsolation and characterization of alginate degrading bacteria for disposal of seaweed wastesh

3. Hae-Ryong Park (Kyungnam University)
gCytotoxic and antitumor activity of momilactone B from rice hullsh

4. Eunji Park (Kyungnam University)
gAntioxidant activity of far-infrared radiated rice hull extracts on reactive oxygen species scavenging and oxidative DNA damage in human lymphocytesh

5. Kyu Seong Choi (Kyungnam University)
gSelf-assembly of nano-structured supramolecular complexesh

6. Yasuyuki Matsushita (Nagoya University)
gConversion of acid hydrolysis lignin to functional materials: study of chemical reaction mechanism using model compoundsh

7. Norifumi Isu (INAX Corp.)
gHydrothermally solidified material using water purification sludgeh

8. Tatsuya Nagaoka (Nagoya University)
gStudy on extraction of tannins from waste wood and hydrothermal gasification of wood matrix componentsh

9. Fumihiko Kamoshita (Nagoya University)
gHigh-sensitive analysis of heteroatom compounds generated from biowastes through hydrothermal reactionh

10. Naoki Ito (Nagoya University)
gCow dung gasification by hydrothermal reactionh

11. Takaaki Higashimata (Nagoya University)
gStorage and formation of pure hydrogen through redox reaction between Fe and water under hydrothermal conditionsh

12. Kazuma Hirosaka (Nagoya University)
gMeasurement of oxidation rate of ethanol in sub-critical waterh

13. Kenji Koido (Nagoya University)
gNumerical simulation of hydrothermal oxidationh

14. Korakot Yuvamitra (Nagoya University)
gSystem evaluation for electric power generation by hydrothermal reaction of biomassh

15. Wiharja (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia)
gCleaner production energy efficiencyh

16. Tomoko Okayama (Nagoya University)
gDiscussion about social capacity of waste and material management of Jakarta city and Nagoya cityh

17. Lestario Widodo (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia), gMunicipal solid waste management in Jakartah


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You can attend the symposium free of charge.  If you are not the members of this "refinery technology project", please inform the following information for registration via e-mail to before February 19 (Mon), 2007.

  •  Name

  •  Organization

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  •  Phone, fax, and e-mail address


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Each oral/poster presenter will have to prepare an abstract of two pages in length.  Please submit your abstract before February 5 (Mon), 2007 by e-mail to Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiro Yamamoto:

Download the template of Abstract (word file)


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Location of Nagoya University

Location of Venue (The building marked with "Office of EcoTopia Science Institute")

The climate in the Nagoya area in February is characterized by average temperatures of +5‹C with some possibility of snow.  Although all the conference rooms are well air-conditioned, it is recommend to wear thick cloths.


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Nagoya University

EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University

Prof. Hasegawa's Laboratory


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Members of the "Extracting Resources from Biowastes
by the Refinery Technology" Project


Prof. Tatsuya Hasegawa (Nagoya University)

Prof. Kuniyuki Kitagawa  (Nagoya University)

Prof. Arata Katayama (Nagoya University)

Prof. Kazuhiko Fukushima  (Nagoya University)

Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiro Yamamoto  (Nagoya University)

Assoc. Prof. Kiichiro Hayashi  (Nagoya University)

Assoc. Prof. Yasuyuki Matsushita  (Nagoya University)

Assoc. Prof. Tomoko Okayama  (Nagoya University)

Assist. Prof. Kozo Matsumoto  (Nagoya University)

Assist. Prof. Yasuyuki Ishida  (Nagoya University)

Dr. Hae-Yang Pak   (Nagoya University)



Prof. Sang Chun Lee  (Kyungnam University)

Prof. Byungsei Jun  (Kyungnam University)

Prof. Seung-Cheol Lee  (Kyungnam University)

Prof. Kyu-Seong Choi  (Kyungnam University)

Assoc. Prof. Eunju Park  (Kyungnam University)

Assoc. Prof. Hae-Ryong Park   (Kyungnam University)



Prof. Yusheng Xie  (Institute of Process Engineering, CAS)

Prof. Hongzang Chen  (Institute of Process Engineering, CAS)

Prof. Shufeng Ye  (Institute of Process Engineering, CAS)

Prof. Fu-Shen Zhang  (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS)

Assoc. Prof. Xuemin Yang  (Institute of Process Engineering, CAS)

Assoc. Prof. Huiqing Tang  (University of Science and Technology Beijing)



Dr. Kardono (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Dr. Joko Prayitno Susanto (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Mr. Mohamad Yusman (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Ms. Indriyati (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Ms. Widiatmini Sih Winanti (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Mr. Prasetiyadi (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Mr. Wiharja (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Mr. Djoko Padmono (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)

Mr. Lestario Widodo (Environmental Technology Center, BPPT)