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2/25_The 1st Kagoshima Forum of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields】Decentralized Energy System Realized by Materials


At the 1st Kagoshima Forum of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies, organized by Liverness, on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the "Kagoshima Forum of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies.Distributed energy systems made possible by materialsA panel discussion will be held with the title "The


The 1st Kagoshima Forum of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields (https://hic.lne.st/conference/kagoshima-1st/)

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 13:00-18:30

Conference Theme Achieving Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries through Science and Technology

Kagoshima is one of Japan's leading agriculture, forestry, and fisheries prefectures. Kagoshima boasts the nation's largest number of pigs, beef cattle, and sweet potatoes, as well as a large concentration of food processing plants that process a wide variety of foods such as shochu, black vinegar, and dried bonito flakes, and has developed an industrial base while effectively utilizing its blessed natural environment. In the future, the fusion of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, which is Kagoshima Prefecture's greatest strength, with knowledge from different fields such as energy, healthcare, robotics, and IoT could create new value and a strong culture that will once again attract global attention from a region where the population has long been declining and the birthrate is aging. In this forum, researchers, venture companies, and business firms from within and outside of the prefecture will gather to discuss mechanisms that can be implemented only in Japan's leading prefecture of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, in light of the coming changes of the times.


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Distributed energy systems made possible by materials

In contrast to centralized energy production consisting of large power plants, decentralized energy systems that produce and consume energy locally have long been the focus of attention. However, they have yet to gain widespread acceptance due to their lack of stable supply and efficiency. Ceramic materials may be the solution to this efficiency problem. In this session, starting with the feasibility of power generation using biogas generated from livestock farms, we will discuss how to realize distributed energy systems that will support local communities in the future.


Hitoei Oshima he

Kyocera Corporation

Director, Monozukuri Research Institute

Completed Master's degree in Materials Development Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kyushu University. Joined Kyocera Corporation and was assigned to the General Research Laboratory. Engaged in the development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), mainly using ceramics, as well as the development of basic environment-related materials. Contributed to the world's first mass production and commercialization of household fuel cells. He then worked in SOFC manufacturing, technology, and development in the business sector from 2014, and is currently in charge of the Monozukuri Research Institute (formerly the General Research Institute). He is promoting development focusing on materials in the environmental energy field, which contributes to the realization of a decarbonized society, as well as in the telecommunications infrastructure and mobility fields, and aims to make Kagoshima a center for manufacturing R&D by deepening collaboration with universities, local communities, and companies.


Mr. Soichiro Samejima

Kagoshima University

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Program

In 1987, he graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University with a Master's degree in Applied Chemistry. In the same year, he was engaged in research on silicate materials at Tosoh Corporation. Dispatched to Nagoya Industrial Research Institute, where he was engaged in the synthesis of clay minerals. 1995 Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima University; 2001 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima University. D. in engineering for research on solid oxide fuel cells using rare earth solid solution ceria, an oxide ion conductor. Currently working on the production of hydrogen using a biogas reforming process with metal-supported porous ceramics catalysts.


Yoshiyoh Takeuchi he

Biomass Research Inc.

Senior Managing Director and General Manager of Sapporo Branch Office 

D. in Livestock Hygiene, Biomass Research, Inc. was established in 2007 and has been commissioned by the national, prefectural, and municipal governments to conduct biogas research projects using livestock manure as raw material and to formulate decarbonization plans based on renewable energy and energy conservation. In recent years, the company has been in charge of the Kagoshima Prefecture Livestock Biomass Energy Introduction Activation Project from 2020 to 2022, as well as other research and study projects such as methane fermentation digestate concentration and processing technology, research and development of automatic spraying vehicles, and marine fertilization study of digestate.



Shuichiro Takahashi

Representative Director, President and COO, Liverness, Inc.

D. (Life Sciences), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. Founding member of RIVANESS. He established the RIVANES research institute and built the foundation for research support and R&D projects. He has devised unique business models such as "RIVANESS Research Fund" and "L-RAD," a platform for unused research ideas, and has led many projects involving industry, academia, and education.

Registration for auditing and participation is now open.

We look forward to welcoming visitors from academia, venture companies, local businesses, large corporations, local factories, local government, junior high and high school students, and many others.

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