International Symposium on Catalytic Biomass Conversion

OrganizerResearch Division of Catalytic Biomass Conversion, Catalytis Society of Japan
Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University
Co-organizerGlobal COE, Hokkaido University
SponsorsChemical Society of Japan and Japan Petroleum Institute
ChairProf. Atsushi Fukuoka, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University
DateFebruary 24, 2012
VenueConference Hall, Hokkaido University
Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Access to Hokkaido Univ.
Location of the Conference Hall (No. 4)
Ginkgo-trees, Hokkaido University

13:30-14:00Registration, Opening remarks
14:00-14:30Hydrolysis of Cellulose by Carbon and Ruthenium Catalysts
Dr. Hirokazu Kobayashi (Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University)
14:30-15:00Microbial Synthesis of Chiral Polymers from Cellulosic Biomass and Racemic Compounds
Dr. Ken'ichiro Matsumoto (Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
15:00-15:30Delamination of Layered Zeolite Precursors under Mild Conditions
Dr. Isao Ogino (Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
15:50-16:20Catalyst Design for Upgrading of Biomass Residue to Useful Chemicals
Dr. Teruoki Tago (Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
16:20-17:20Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Bioinspired Heterogeneous Catalysts
Dr. Alexander Katz (College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley)

Fees3,000 JPY for members of Catalysis Society, Chemical Society, Petroleum Institure, CRC, or GCOE
10,000 JPY for non-members
500 JPY for students
Banquet feeca. 3,000 to 4,000 JPY
RegistrationSending e-mail to Atsushi Fukuoka ( is appreciated
with including your name, contact information, registration type, whether or not to attend the party.
DeadlineFebruary 17, 2012 (Japan time, GMT + 9 h)