JASTIP Mini Symposium “STI for Sustainable Development Goals: How can we transfer the ASEAN-Japan collaboration research outcomes in Bioenergy field?”


It is strongly required Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and its application to the society to make our society sustainable. In particular, the sustainable energy system is one of the core STI, as referred to in SDG Goal7 “Sustainable Energy”.

It is however we face difficulty to have a clear roadmap on how we can transfer fruits of energy science to “solutions” on the ground. Scientific collaboration programme between ASEAN and Japan, such as SATREPS and e-ASIA, receive high expectations as a vehicle to carry out “from theory into practice”, and to that end, we certainly need to share one vision by interlinking among each activity, project and programme to generate a synergetic effect. In this regard, JASTIP, as a STI platform for partnership between ASEAN and Japan, will organize a 1-day symposium with a special focus on technology transfer and knowledge sharing on scientific outputs in the bioenergy field into the ASEAN society.

This is also part of the 7th Sustainable Energy and Environment Conference (SEE2018, 28-30 November) under the theme of “Technology & Innovation for Global Energy Revolution” led by Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE). In the end of the symposium, we expect to network closely each other and to share a deeper and common understanding on a way forward for implementation of scientific results for social changes through dialogues and discussions among invited SATREPS and e-ASIA research groups.

Date and time

30 November 2018


Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok


8.00-9.00 On-site Registration

9.00-10.30 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION at Chatrium Ballroom Chairpersons: Dr. Suneerat Fukuda and Prof. Hideaki Ohgaki

9.00-9.30 “Renewable Energy-Mineral Nexus: Resource Availability” Prof. Keiichi Ishihara, Kyoto University, Japan

9.30-10.00 “E-Waste Management Practices towards SDGs in SEA (tbc)” Dr. Mushtaq Memon, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Thailand

10.00-10.30 “Using Life Cycle Thinking to Promote Sustainability in Emerging Economies” Prof. Shabbir H. Gheewala, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00-15.00 Mini-Symposium on “STI for Sustainable Development Goals: How can we transfer the ASEAN-Japan collaboration research outcomes in Bioenergy field

11:00 – 11:05 Introduction and Aims of the Symposium Prof. H.Ohgaki (JASTIP WP-2)

11:05 – 11:15 International Collaboration Program for STI for SDGs in JST Mr. M. Sato (JST Singapore)

11:15 – 11:40 Biofuel Policy in Thailand (tentative) Dr. Sumittra Charojrochkul (NSTDA)

11:40 – 12:05 Report from e-Asia 1 “Development of Functional Nanocarbon-Based Catalysts for Biomass Conversion Processes” Prof. A. Quitain (Kumamoto University)

12:05 – 12:30 Report from e-Asia 2 “Feasibility Study on Social Implementation of Bioenergy in East Asia” Prof. Nishijima (Waseda University)

12:30– 13:30 LUNCH Break

13:30 – 13:55 Report from SATREPS 1 “Development of Clean and Efficient Utilization of Low Rank Coals and Biomass by Solvent Treatment” Prof. K. Miura (Kyoto University)

13:55 – 14:20 Report from SATREPS 2 “Development of a Model System for Fluidized Bed Catalytic Gasification of Biomass Wastes and Following Liquid Fuel Production in Indonesia” Prof. R. Noda (Gumma University)

14:20 – 14:45 Report from SATREPS 3 “The Production and Utilization of High Quality and Cheap Biodiesel Fuel from Biomass Waste in Asian Countries” Prof. Maeda (Osaka Pref, Univ.)

14:45 – 15:00 Wrap up

15.00 - 16.00 PAPER AWARD AND CLOSING CEREMONY at Chatrium Ballroom