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Special Symposium

Special Symposium

SP-1 Action Plan 2050 Toward Carbon Neutrality Based on Chemical Engineering

Mar. 14 (Tue) 13:00-17:20 Hall Z (Program)

Organized by
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ)
Committee for Carbon Neutral Innovation by Regional Collaboration
The Committee on Future Energy and Social Systems,
Center for Strategic Planning
The Working Committee on CCUS,
Center for Strategic Planning
The Working Group on Social Implement Engineering,
Center for Strategic Planning
Co-organized by
SDGs Committee, Center for Strategic Planning
Catalysis Society of Japan
KANSHA Yasuki(UTokyo)
KUBOTA Nobuhiko(IHI)
KOYAMA Michihisa(Shinshu Univ.)
TSUJI Yoshiko(UTokyo)
NAKAGAKI Takao(Waseda Univ.)
FUKUSHIMA Yasuhiro(Tohoku Univ.)
YAMADA Hidetaka(Kanazawa Univ.)
It is necessary to design the future society, envision the necessary processes, and seek the appropriate elemental technologies to achieve carbon neutrality. The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ) is working to develop and deepen specific case studies, technologies and academic systems by strengthening cooperation with local industries and communities.
Following symposiums held at every annual meeting and fall meeting since March 2020, we will hold a symposium with invited lectures, requested lectures, and a panel discussion on energy and environmental innovation and its social implementation in the afternoon on March 14, the day before the 88th Annual Meeting. We would like to discuss how to optimize the conversion of waste, forest biomass, and CO2 as carbon sources into chemicals and fuels, setting the region, Japan, and the entire world as the boundary.
Interactive comments on each lecture will be available during the symposium through GOING VIRTUAL. The symposium will be open to the public with free of charge to all participants, and we hope that many of you will join us in discussing the future society that chemical engineering will innovate, and that these activities will contribute to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and academic development of the society.
Registration is FREE for audiences attending only for the public sessions (SP-1, SP-2, HC-11) as an audience (not as a speaker). See Details
[Requested talk] Toward the sustainable society based on carbon-cycling
(UTokyo) TSUJI Yoshiko
[Invited lecture] CCU Initiatives in Hiroshima Prefecture through Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration
(Hiroshima Pref.) SUWA Tsutomu
[Requested talk] Efficient use of unrecyclable waste as heat and carbon sources at a petrochemical complex
(Nat. Inst. Nat. for Environmental Studies) FUJII Minoru
[Requested talk] Utilization and Fixation of Carbon Dioxide by Mineral Carbonation
(Tohoku Univ.) IIZUKA Atsushi
[Invited lecture] Expectations and challenges for SAF, efforts to increase domestic production, and processing technology
(Idemitsu Kosan) IMAI Hirofumi
[Requested talk] Life cycle thinking for sustainable forest resources
(UTokyo) SUZUKI Aya, KANEMATSU Yuichiro, HEIHO Aya, KIKUCHI Yasunori
Panel discussion
Facilitator: (Kanazawa Univ.) YAMADA Hidetaka
Panelists:     Speakers and
(JGC Holdings) UEMURA Ayaka
Closing remark
SP-2 Perspectives of Startups based in Chemical Engineering

Mar. 16 (Thu) 13:00-17:40 Hall Z (Program)

Co-organized by
Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering
TOKORO Chiharu(Waseda Univ.)
KITAKAWA Naomi(Tohoku Univ.)
GOTO Masahiro(Kyushu Univ.)
NISHIYAMA Norikazu(Osaka Univ.)
MATSUDA Keigo(Yamagata Univ.)
KOYAMA Michihisa(X-Scientia/Verne Crystal/
Materials Innovation Tsukuba/Shinshu Univ.)
Expectations for startups are increasing as a key drivers for sustainable economic growth. The Japan's government has positioned 2022 as the "startup year for creating startups," and has announced a 5-year plan by the end of the year to increase the number of startups that are key to innovation by 10 times over the next five years.
Under these circumstances, expectations are rising not only for tech startups that utilize IT technology, but also for deep tech startups that solve deep-seated social issues with cutting-edge technology. A typical tech-startup aims for a few months development cycle, a market launch in a few years, and an IPO or M&A exit in about five years. On the other hand, deep tech startups face difficulties such as a long period of time to bring products to market, the capital required for development is more than an order of magnitude larger, mismatch between R&D personnel and management personnel, miscommunication between R&D personnel and investors, etc.
We organized this symposium to discuss the possibility of creating startups and changing society from the standpoint of the Society of Chemical Engineers, a place where academia with deep tech seeds gather.
Registration is FREE for audiences attending only for the public sessions (SP-1, SP-2, HC-11) as an audience (not as a speaker). See Details
Program (plan)
[Invited lecture] Challenge toward Building Deep-tech Startup Ecosytems in Japan
(Japan Res. Inst.) AZUMA Hironobu
[Invited lecture] Prospects of Deep-tech Startups in Japan(MI Tsukuba)
(Plug and Play Japan) ARAI Narumi, OKUBO Hayata
[Invited lecture] Startup Ecosystem in Tsukuba
(Tsukuba City) YASHIRO Tomoyuki
[Invited lecture] "MIRAI LAB PALETTE" An Open Innovation Laboratory by Sumitomo
(Sumitomo Corp.) KAMAKITA Hinano
[Requested talk] Innovative technology from Tohoku University enable conversion of unused resources into food, cosmetics and fuel ~Toward the realization of a resource recycling society~
(Phytochemical Products) KATO Makiko
[Requested talk] Toward Injection-free World: Next Generation Transdermal Delivery Technology
(NOVIGO Pharma) GOTO Masahiro
[Requested talk] Safe and Sustainable Water by Crystal Growth Technologies
(Verne Crystal) TANAKA Atsushi
[Requested talk] Ultra-fast Power Storage Device Supporting Society 5.0
(Materials Innovation Tsukuba) TANG Jie
Panel Discussion
Chair: (Shinshu Univ.) KOYAMA Michihisa
SP-3 Making the Sapporo Declaration in Action toward the Achievement of SDGs - Chemical Engineering for a Desired Future Society -

Mar. 17 (Fri) 13:00-17:00 Hall X (Program)

Organized by
SDGs Committee, Center for Strategic Planning
Co-organized by
Committee for Carbon Neutral Innovation by Regional Collaboration
Gender Equality Committee
Japan Chemical Industry Association
The Japan Association for Chemical Innovation
Science Council of Japan
NODA Suguru(Waseda Univ./The Univ. of Tokyo)
KIMURA Masaharu(Sumitomo Chemical)
AIBA Satoshi(Japan Chemical Industry Association)
FUJIOKA Satoko(Keio Univ.)
AMASAWA Eri(The Univ. of Tokyo)
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan presented the Sapporo Declaration titled "Declaration on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Chemical Engineering for Human Well-Being" at APCChE 2019. With the SDGs as our shared vision, our primary objective is for chemical engineers to contribute to the promotion of human wellbeing through the advancement of chemical engineering and related technologies, in order to change from Efficiency to Sufficiency, from a society that pursues efficiency to a society where people can feel sufficiency.
To realize the Sapporo Declaration, symposia have been held at the Fall and Annual Meetings on themes related to the Declaration, such as "Realization of Circular Economy in Collaboration with Diverse Players," "Contribution of Chemical Engineering to Safe Water," and "Future Chemical Factory with Diversity and Decent Work." And group discussions have been held to deepen discussions with all participants from inside and outside the society.
In this symposium, with the theme "From Efficiency to Sufficiency, Transformation from a Society Pursuing Efficiency to a Society Feeling Sufficiency," the results of activities undertaken by the members of the SDGs Committee will be reported and discussed. More specifically, the results are summarized into the basic concepts of (1) Efficiency and Sufficiency are not opposing concepts, but rather Efficiency + Sufficiency; (2) Engineers need to recognize that they are working together with users and citizens to create a society; and (3) It is important to consider what each region needs (social issues to be solved), whether existing technologies are compatible with those needs, and if not, what kind of technologies are needed. The shared vision of the Sapporo Declaration will be embodied by discussing and integrating opinions and ideas with people from diverse fields, and the way to "Chemical Engineering for a Desired Future Society" will be explored.
[Requested talk] Toward R&D that ensures both efficiency and sufficiency
(Sumitomo Chemical) KIMURA Masaharu, (JCIA) AIBA Satoshi, (Mitsui Chemicals) YAGI Tadashi, (U. Tokyo) HIRAO Masahiko, (Tohoku U.) ADSCHIRI Tadafumi
[Invited lecture] Carbon Recycling Policy
(METI) HATA Yumiko
[Invited lecture] Mitsui Chemicals' cross-organizational open laboratory activities "Material Oriented Laboratory (MOLp®))" ~ Passionate communication that researchers ask and tell the world themselves ~
(Mitsui Chemicals) MIYASHITA Tomotaka
[Review lecture] Biomass-chemistry from Petro-chemistry
(Mitsubishi Res. Inst.) KOMIYAMA Hiroshi
Group discussion