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Sustainable Biomass Resource Use -Integration between Asian Perspective and South American Perspectives-

12 November, 2013
Department of Forest Science, ESALQ - Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Universidade de São Paulo

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Date / Time

November 12 (Tue.) 10:00-13:00

Location

Department of Forest Science, ESALQ - Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Universidade de São Paulo

Capacity

TBD

Contact / Registration

Not required. Enquiries to H. Matsuda (matsuda@k.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

Related Website

http://www.esalq.usp.br/

Abstract

The use of biomass resources such as bioethanol and biodiesel is expanding because they are candidates to substitute traditional energy resources, and it is expected that they can ehlp reduce greenhouse gas emissions, activate agriculture and rural economy, and ease poverty. However, some argue that these effects are not proven yet and the use of biomass resources has led to the destruction of forests, as well as water pollution and depletion. The issues related to the use of biomass resources are complex since their impacts are far and wide, affecting many areas of the environment, society, and the economy. To be able to contribute to the sustainability of the earth, we must analyze and evaluate both the positive and negative effects of the use of biomass resources.

Brazil has substantial biomass resources and has established a general strategy on the use of biomass resources to help solve such issues. On the other hand, the increase in production of sugarcane to produce bioethanol and the change in area of production, as well as the increase in production of soy beans for biodiesel, is considered to lead to deforestation.

The University of Tokyo has accumulated an abundance of research on the usage of biomass resources in Asia, Africa and Japan itself. By merging the knowledge from our research and the research done in South America, especially in Brazil, we would like to discuss how biomass resources should be utilized so that it will live up to its expectations as a contributing factor to the sustainability of earth. Also we would like to present to the younger generation of faculties and graduate students of Brazil the cutting edge work being done at the Univeristy of Tokyo in order to attain a sustainable world as well as showing the need for a knowledge base and its use.

Timetable

10:00 - 10:05 Opening Address - Jose Vicente Caixeta Filho
10:05 - 11:20 Biomass map of Amazon forest - H. Sawada
Sustainable use of natural environment in Japan (Satoyama) - T. Toru
Bioenergy technology (especially on oil) - K. Okada
Production of Ethanol from rice plant and other crops - S. Morita
Influence of international oil market to Indonesian farmers - H. Matsuda
11:20 - 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 - 12:50 Forestry biomass for energy - Hilton Thadeu Couto
Bioethanol trends and perspectives - Weber Amaral
Biodiesel trends and perspectives - Marisa D´Arce
Second generation biofuels - Crlos Basso
Sugarcane sustainability - Carlso Eduardo Cerri
12:50 - 13:00 Closing - Haruo Sawada

Speakers

Haruo Sawada Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, UTokyo
Kensuke Okada Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UTokyo
Shigenori Morita Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UTokyo
Toru Terada Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo
Hirotaka Matsuda Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo
Jose Vicente Caixeta Filho Professor, USP
Hilton Thadeu Couto Professor, USP
Weber Amaral Professor, USP
Marisa D´Arce Professor, USP
Crlos Basso Professor, USP
Carlso Eduardo Cerri Professor, USP