Our laboratory’s paper on the carbonization mechanism of cellulose is now on the cover picture of ChemistryOpen. Cover picture is here. Cover profile is here. Full paper is here.

Presentation Award

Jiaqi Wang, the doctoral student of our lab, won the Best Student Oral Presentation Award for his presentation entitled “Cell wall effects in pyrolysis of lignin in cedar wood” at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society held on March 19-21, 2021. Congratulations!

The annual meeting of JIE

On August 7th and 8th, the 28th Annual Meeting of the Japan Institute of Energy was held at Kansai University, and 10 students and 2 faculty members attended from our laboratory.  Our laboratory had nine oral presentations and one poster presentation. I think all the students made excellent presentations. The program is available from here.

Cellulose Conference

The annual meeting of the Cellulose Society of Japan was held on July 11, 12  and our laboratory had one oral and two poster presentations. Oral presentation Benzene ring formation via 5-HMF in cellulose carbonizationTakashi Nomura, Eiji Minami, Haruo Kawamoto D1 Nomura Takashi Poster Presentations Thermal reactivities of polysaccharides in beech and cedar wood cell wallWang Jiawei, Minami Eiji, Asmadi Mohd, Kawamoto Haruo Gasification of lignocellulose by low-temperature plasma treatmentEiji Minami, Ayaka Nakamura, Haruo Kawamoto D3  Wang Jiawei

IAAM Award Lecture 2019

Prof. Kawamoto was felicitated with IAAM Award Lecture 2019 in the 4th Baltic Conference Series at the Conference Center, M/S Mariella, Viking Line, Stockholm, Sweden during 14 – 16 May 2019. The lecture’s title was “Molecular mechanisms of wood pyrolysis –Black box?”