It is our great pleasure to announce the Japan-Denmark Workshop on Biomass Research, which will be held at Technical University of Denmark, Denmark on 08-09 March, 2017. The aim of the workshop was to map current research, demonstration and policy related activities for biomass supply and logistics; discuss future priorities for short, medium and long term targeting efficient resource mobilisation.

We highly appreciate your participation, cooperation and support.


Workshop Programme, Wednesday 8th March

Building 113, Room 011


Welcomes (Chair: Ioannis Fotidis)

09.00 – 09.20

Welcome Remarks

Thomas Højlund Christensen - Director of Department of Environmental Engineering

Technical University of Denmark

09.20 – 09.35

Japanese - Danish Research Collaboration

Mathilde Heegaard Bausager,  Head of Section Global Collaboration on Science and Higher Education;  Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark

09.35– 10.00

Welcome from the Organizer

Irini Angelidaki, Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering

Technical University of Denmark

Session 1: Biochemical Conversions I (Chair: Merlin Alvarado-Morales)

10.00 – 10.20

Light-driven enzymes, a new path for biomass conversion

Claus Felby, Professor, University of Copenhagen

10.20 – 10.40

Thermophilic ethanol fermentation by genetically engineered Moorella thermoactica

Yutaka Nakashimada, Professor, Hiroshima University

10.40 – 11.00

Biohydrogen and methane production from various kinds of feedstock

Yutaka Nakashimada, Professor, Hiroshima University

11.00 – 11.20

Coffee break

11.20 – 11.40

Biogas plant in Hokaido – Japanese – Danish collaboration

Lars Ellegaard, BWSC

11.40 – 12.00

Current Research on Biogas at the University of Southern Denmark

Jin Mi Triolo, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.20

Microbial Electrochemistry – Status and opportunities

Yifeng Zhang, Postdoc, Technical University of Denmark

13.20 – 13.40

Lipid production from VFAs derived from marine biomass by oleaginous bacterium

Yoshiko Okamura, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University

13.40 – 14.00

Lignin to diesel

Claus Felby, Professor, University of Copenhagen

14.00 – 14.20

Spherical crystal of lead (II) sulfide generated by marine photosynthetic bacteria

Ryo Shimizu, Doctoral Student, Hiroshima University

14.20 – 14.40

Biogas research at Aarhus University

Henrik Bjarne Møller, Senior Researcher, Aarhus University

14.40 – 15.00

Coffee break

Session 2: Chemical and Thermochemical Conversions(Chair: Laura Treu)

15.00 – 15.20

Effect of heating rate on supercritical water gasification

Yukihiko Matsumura, Professor, Hiroshima University

15.20 – 15.40

Continuous, two stage alkaline HTL processing of wood

Iulia M. Sintamarean, Doctoral Student, Aalborg University

15.40 – 16.00

In-situ mass spectroscopy for reaction in hot compressed water

Shuhei Inoue, Associate Professor, Hiroshima University

16.00 – 16.20

Pyrolysis and Gasification Behavior of Sludge

Yoshinori Itaya, Professor, GIFU University

16.00 – 16.20

Upgrading of HTL biocrudes and transport grade fuel considerations

Claus Uhrenholt Jensen, Doctoral Student, Aalborg University

16.40 – 17.00

Scalable hydrothermal conversion processes

Ib Johannsen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

19.00 – 22.00

Dinner (Only for the invited person)



Workshop Programme, Thursday 9th March

Building 113, Room 011


Workshop at DTU, Building 113, Room 011

Session 3: Biochemical Conversions II (Chair: Panagiotis Tsapekos)

09.20 – 09.40

Deciphering the microbiome of biogas reactors

Panagiotis Kougias, Researcher, Technical University of Denmark

09.40 – 10.00

AU center for biorefining technologies: Integrating bio-refining pathways in pilot/demonstration scale

Ib Johannsen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

10.00– 10.20

Linking activity to identity by metaproteomic analysis

Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Professor, Aalborg University

10.20 – 10.40

Coffee break

10.40 – 11.00

Japanese - Nordic Collaboration Opportunities

Tadaharu Tsumoto, Professor Emeritus, Director of JSPS Stockholm Office

11.00 – 12.00

Lab visits at DTU - Environment

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 17.00

Discussion and collaboration ideas (all participants)



DTU Environment - Bygningstorvet, building 115 - 2800 Kgs. Lyngby - 4525 1600

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