Main Theater［East hall 1］
Feb. 2, 2023 (Thu.)
【nano tech Special Symposium】The Forefront of Technologies Supporting Circular Economy
【Organizer】nano tech executive committee
【Time】15:00-17:00 Pre-Registration required
Major Trends for Transition toward the Circular Economy
15:00-15:30 Pre-Registration required
Japan Productivity Center
Chief of Eco-Management Center
Sophia University Graduate School
Global Environmental Studies
Mr. Kazunori Kitagawa
For many years, being engaged in research and consulting related to the environmental policies and activities of governments and companies. Part-time lecturer at Sophia University, Member of the Circular Economy Vision Study Group for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (FY2018-FY2019), NEDO's Technical Committee Member, ISO TC323 Circular Economy Domestic Committee Member etc.
The Circular Economy (CE) in Europe has become a very hot and popular topic which is a discussion not only among stakeholders in the traditional 3R fields, but also among a wide range of experts, academics, private and the public sectors. In that background, it seems that there is an awareness and reflection on the global environmental problems that have been caused by the economic growth of mankind over the past several decades.
CE could therefore be seen as an effort to identify new economic conditions that overcome the limitations of the existing linear economy and focus on more efficient use of materials and flow optimization.
Challenge of Kao to Circulation Economy for plastic
15:30-16:00 Pre-Registration required
R&D Packaging Technology Research
Mr. Shuhei Matsumoto
Transition to circular economy at BASF
16:00-16:30 Pre-Registration required
BASF Japan Ltd.
Country Development, Sustainability
Mr. Takeshi Irie
The Importance of Developing Separation Technologies to Simultaneously Achieve Carbon Net Zero and Resource Circulation -The Case of Lithium Ion Batteries and Photovoltaic Panels
16:30-17:00 Pre-Registration required
Faculty of Science and Engineering
The University of Tokyo
Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Chiharu Tokoro
Graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2003 (Doctoral degree of Engineering). Worked for Waseda University as an Assistant from 2004, Lecturer from 2007, and Associate Professor from 2009. Now, Professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering from 2015. Project Professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo from 2016. Professor of School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo from 2021. Council member of Science Council of Japan. Committee member of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Major research areas are resource recycling, chemical engineering, and powder technology.
While the introduction of renewable energy, CO2 capture, and new energy-saving technologies to achieve carbon neutrality are expected to reduce various environmental burdens, including GHG, there is concern that resource consumption may increase even more rapidly than current situation. On the other hand, resource circulation requires a considerable amount of energy for recovery, transportation, and separation, so these processes must be made as energy efficient as possible. At the same time, it is necessary to make the resource circulation loop as small as possible by restructuring the supply chain to circulate not only elements but also functions. In this presentation, we will introduce examples of separation technology development aimed at creating various resource circulation loops, using lithium ion batteries and photovoltaic panels that are closely related to the realization of carbon neutrality as examples.