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Toyohashi Forum] Sustainable Industry Made of Sun, Earth, and Algae / December 17, 2022


panel discussion

Sustainable Industries Made with Sun, Earth, and Algae


A panel discussion, "Sustainable Industry Made of Sun, Earth, and Algae" (session partner|Euglena Co., Ltd.) will be held within the Toyohashi Forum 2022 (Saturday, December 17, 2022) of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields.


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Toyohashi Forum 2022

Stable cultivation of microalgae, which is attracting attention as a raw material for energy, feed, fertilizer, and functional materials, requires land with stable sunlight exposure and a large area to cultivate it. The panelists will discuss the first steps necessary to create a new sustainable industry by combining Toyohashi's favorable location and strengths in the agro-industrial materials industry.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, startups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session. For more information,Conference Websitefor more information.

*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.

Sustainable Industries Made with Sun, Earth, and Algae

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 14:40-15:30
Place: Toyohashi Science Core


Kohei Atsuji
Euglena Co.
R&D Company R&D Planning Office, Senior Manager

He joined Euglena Co. in 2016. Since then, he has been engaged in research on the utilization of algal biomass (raw materials for resins, fertilizers, and animal feed), with the main research theme of searching for novel and useful species and strains of the microalgae Euglena. In 2020, he will launch the "Pararesin Japan Consortium," a joint research entity for the social implementation of polysaccharide-based high-performance bioplastics. He is also the representative director of the consortium.

Kenji Umemura
inotio holdings inc.
General Manager, Research Institute, Central Agricultural Research Laboratory (and General Manager, Research and Development Division)

In 1989, he graduated from Nagoya University with a Master's degree in Chemistry and Chemical Control. In his current position from 2021, he is working on the development of environmentally friendly agricultural materials and related technologies under the vision of the INOCHIO Group as a "comprehensive agricultural support company". He specializes in the analysis of disease resistance mechanisms in plants. He has served as a councilor of a project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and as a councilor and editorial board member of the Pesticide Science Society of Japan. D. (Agronomy).

Yuu Hirose
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology

D. in Biological Sciences from the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo in 2011. He has worked on a wide range of research topics including structural analysis of photoreceptor proteins, genome analysis of cyanobacteria, analysis of the bacterial flora of Antarctic algal mats, and analysis of oil-synthesizing haptophytes. He is accustomed to the warm and sunny climate of the Higashimikawa region throughout the year. In recent years, he has been engaged in applied research, such as the search for algae with novel traits and their mass cultivation.


Hiroyuki Takahashi
Executive Officer, LIVERNESS Co.

D. from Yokohama City University in 2009. D. in Science, focusing on creating new research projects between industry and young researchers, including the launch of the "Liberace Research Fund" for young researchers under the age of 40. He has been leading the "Association of Hyperdifferent Fields" for many years since its inception, and has also been involved in the creation of places to generate research, such as the establishment of life science laboratories.


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Toyohashi Forum 2022