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e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)
List of Japan-Thai-Philippines Joint Research Project Selected for Funding

Project Title Japanese
Position and Institution Abstract of Research Project
Development of Functional Nanocarbon-Based Catalysts for Biomass Conversion Processes Tetsuya Kida Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kumamoto University This project aims to synthesize nanocarbon materials such as graphene oxide (Japanese team), carbon nanotube (Philippine team) and hydrothermal carbon (Thai team). The materials will be functionalized to develop heterogeneous catalysts that will be utilized for efficient conversion of vast biomass resources in the region including marine biomass, microalgae and inedible oil into biofuels and biochemicals under special reaction field of supercritical fluid and microwave irradiation. By working together on catalysts development and optimization, reaction model and life cycle assessment (LCA), it is expected that technology will be developed for effective utilization of biomass resources exclusively available in Southeast Asia.
Artiwan Shotipruk Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Joseph Auresenia Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, De La Salle University-Manila

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