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Chair of CUUTE-1

On behalf of the symposium, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to the First Symposium on Carbon Ultimate Utilization Technologies for the Global Environment (CUUTE-1), Nara, Japan, on 27th -30th October, 2020.

The major themes of this new conference will be ultimate carbon utilization, and establishment of low-carbon industries and society. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considers carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as a factor in global warming. Modern steel industry and other manufacturing sectors have achieved high energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions. However, further activities are required to further reduce carbon according to the demands of the times.

Carbon has high exergy and is essential as an energy source for efficient operation of industry, and innovative effective utilization technologies of carbon resources according to CO2 emission control is expected to be important more. Then, this new conference is organized to seek paths for ultimate utilization of carbon resources in the iron and steel industry and manufacturing industries for still having harmony with the global environment.  Topics include utilization technology of carbon resources in iron and steel, chemical and manufacturing industries, and CO2 recovery, CO2 utilization for production of carbon materials and industrial utilization of the carbon materials. Also, including carbon energy system assessment and life cycle assessment integrating the entire processes.

CUUTE-1 intends to gather domestic and international knowledge for the development of new low carbon technologies and low carbon processes.  This conference will showcase innovation and technology, provide details of the latest industry solutions to carbon utilization issues, and will demonstrate how the industries and researches are meeting those many challenges related with the issues.

I heartily welcome your participation in CUUTE-1 in beautiful Autumn of Nara of the Japanese old capital having 1300 years’ history.

Yukitaka Kato

Yukitaka Kato,
Chair of CUUTE-1,
Tokyo Institute of Technology