Report of the 4th JASTIP Symposium

On 3rd and 4th July, JASTIP organized an event “the Fourth JASTIP Symposium -Biomass to Energy, Chemicals and Functional Materials”
this symposium carry on as one of 130th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations, which was a great success. More than 250 participants attended our symposium.
It’s a great honor to started with the attendance many special guests including Inspector General, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand Dr. Natchanapong Vajiravongburi and, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand H.E. Shiro Sadoshima.
This symposium tried to disseminate and share information and knowledge with stakeholders through poster presentations, exhibition booths, question and answer, not only unilateral activity reports by oral presentation, to further strengthening and promoting collaborative activities of biorefinery research and research network through JASTIP platform. Finally, 19 researchers give us exciting topics, 18 private companies and funding agencies have exhibited their activities, and product and 49 posters set on the hall.
This symposium was co-organized with National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Thailand, Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI). Moreover, supported by AUN/Seed-Net, JST, JSPS, MEXT NEDO and SIP program of Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. Additionally, this symposium was in collaboration with 23 companies.

Proceeding of 4th JASTIP Symposium

We assembled a proceeding including the presentations, the biography of the presenters,  list of participants.

Proceeding of The 4th JASTIP Symposium


09:15 – 09:45 Registration
09:45 – 10:15 Opening Address

MC: Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop and Ms. Papitchaya Utanun, NSTDA

Dr. Natchanapong Vajiravongburi, Inspector General, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand

H.E. Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand

Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, President, NSTDA

Dr. Ir. Bambang Sunarko, Director, Research Center for Biotechnology, LIPI

Mr. Osamu Kobayashi, Director, Department of International Affairs, JST

10:15 – 10:20 Photo Session
10:20 – 10:35 Introduction of JASTIP

Prof. Yasuyuki Kono, Project Leader of JASTIP, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

JASTIP: Achievements and Challenges”

Prof Kono

10:35 – 11:15 Special Speech

Prof. Noboru Noguchi, Program Director, Technologies for Creating Next-Generation Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)

“Smart Agriculture toward Society 5.0”


11:15 – 13:00 Keynote Speech

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thumrongrut Mungcharoen, NSTDA

11:15 – 11:50 Mr. Yongyuth Sawatdisawanee, Deputy Director General, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency

“Thai Biomass to Energy Policy & Implementation”

11:50 – 12:25 Dr. Anucha Euapermkiati, Division Manager – Frontier Research, PTT Global Chemical Public Company

“Thailand Bioeconomy: Current Status, Future Direction and Implication for Industrial Sectors


12:25 – 13:00 Dr. Kinya Sakanishi, Deputy Director-General, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

“Potentials of Global Biomass Energy and R&D of Biomass Refinery Technologies”

Prof Sakanishi

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch / Exhibition and Poster Session
14:00 – 15:15 Overview of Bioeconomy & Biorefinery Study in ASEAN

Chair: Prof. Keiichi Ishihara, Kyoto University

14:00 – 14:25 Prof. Takashi Watanabe, Director, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University

“The JASTIP Project and Joint Approaches toward Sustainable Utilization of Bioresources


14:25 – 14:50 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klanarong Srirod, Director, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Ltd. / Head, Innovation and Research Development Institute, MPSC

“Thailand’s Bioeconomy & Biorefinery Development and Roles of Mitr Phol R&D”

Prof. Klanarong

14:50 – 15:15 Prof. Atsushi Tsutsumi, Research Supervisor of SATREPS / Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

“Bioenergy for Mitigation of Global Warming”

Prof. Tsutsumi

15:15 – 16:15 ASEAN-Japan Collaboration Research 1

Chair: Dr. Puspita Lisdiyanti, LIPI

15:15 – 15:35 Prof. Yoshihito Shirai, Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology

“Promotion of Green Economy with Palm Oil Industry for Biodiversity Conservation in Malaysia”


15:35 – 15:55 Dr. Kajornsak Faungnawakit, NANOTEC, NSTDA

“Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals: Heterogeneous Catalysis as a Green Approach”

15:55 – 16:15 Dr. Yopi, Research Center for Biotechnology, LIPI

“Center of Excellence of Integrated Biorefinery in Indonesia”

Dr. Yopi

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:10 ASEAN-Japan Collaboration Research 2

Chair: Prof. Takashi Watanabe, Kyoto University

16:30 – 16:50 Prof. Akio Nishijima, Environmental Research Institute, Waseda University / e-ASIA Joint Research Program, AIST

“Feasibility Study on Social Implementation of Bioenergy in East Asia”

Prof Nishijima

16:50 – 17:10 Dr. Sumittra Charojrochkul, MTEC, NSTDA



17:10 –18:10 Networking Discussion

Chair: Prof. Mamoru Shibayama, Kyoto University


4th July 2017

10:00 – 11:00 ASEAN-Japan Collaboration Research 3

Chair: Dr. Verawat Champreda, NSTDA

10:00 – 10:20 Prof. Toshiaki Umezawa, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University

The SATREPS Project for Producing Biomass Energy and Material through Revegetation of Deteriorated Grasslands

10:20 – 10:40 Dr. Auttapol Golaka, Siam Cement Public Company Limited

“5-Years R&D of 1 ton/hour Torrefaction Pilot Plant at SCG

Dr. Auttapol

10:40 – 11:00 Prof. Dr. I. Made Sudiana, Research Center for Biology, LIPI

“The Potential of Developing Marginal Land for Biomass Sorghum Production to Support Biorefinery Project in Indonesia”




11:00 – 12:00 Presentation from Funding Agencies

Chair: Prof. Hideaki Ohgaki, Kyoto University

11:00 – 11:15 Mr. Jun Takashima, Unit Chief, Planning and Capacity Development Unit / Project Coordinator, AUN/ SEED-Net

“Overview of AUN/SEED-Net Project Phase III”

11:15 – 11:30 Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director, JSPS Bangkok Office

“JSPS and its International Programs with Special References to Collaboration with ASEAN Countries”

Prof Yamashita

11:30 – 11:45 Mr. Yoshinori Furukawa, Chief Representative, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Representative Office in Bangkok

“NEDO-NIA Collaboration Creation of Tech-base Startup Eco-system”

Mr. Furukawa NEDO

11:45 – 12:00 Mr. Masaki Sato, Director, JST Singapore Office

Introduction of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Mr Sato

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch / Exhibition and Poster Session
14:00 – 15:00 ASEAN-Japan Collaboration Research 4

Chair: Prof. Mamoru Kanzaki, Kyoto University

14:00 – 14:20 Prof. Chiaki Ogino, Graduate School of Enginering, Kobe University

Bio-refinery Strategy for Fuel Production in Indonesia


14:20 – 14:40 Dr. Puspita Lisdiyanti, Research Center for Biotechnology, LIPI

Microbial Resources as a Source for Development of Biorefinery




14:40 – 15:00 Dr. Surawut Chuangchote, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Innovative Conversion of Biomass Derivatives to High Value Chemicals by Photocatalysis


15:00 Closing Remarks

Prof. Hideaki Ohgaki, Kyoto University