• Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Topics will include:

  • Next generation low emissions technologies (e.g. oxy-fuel, gasification, chemical looping, direct carbon fuel cells)
  • Biomass and solid waste conversion technologies including waste-to-energy and hybrid systems (e.g. biofuels and bioenergy including co-utilisation with conventional fuels)
  • C1 (conversion chemistry and processes (e.g. natural gas reforming, syngas to fuels & chemicals, CO2 utilisation)
  • Coal-based conversion chemistry and technologies (e.g. liquefaction, pyrolysis, gasification)
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS)(e.g. advanced capture technology and geological storage), and
  • Production and Applications for high value carbon and coke materials (e.g. coke, activated carbon, carbon nanotubes, graphene, soil conditioning).

Stamford Plaza conference accommodation


  • $650

    Full registration

  • $350

    Student concession

Event date: 15Apr 2018

Sunday 15 - Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Corner of Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane QLD

More information

Following on from the successful inaugural AJSCRU held in Melbourne in 2016, this two-day symposium offers a unique opportunity for researchers, academia and industry partners from both Australia and Japan to exchange technical knowledge, and to discuss opportunities and challenges related to the sustainable utilisation of diverse carbon resources. It also recognises the potential for Australia and Japan's R&D communities to work closely together in solving these challenges.

CSIRO and JSPS thus cordially invite interested stakeholders to participate in the 2nd Australia-Japan Symposium on Carbon Resource Utilisation which is to be held in Brisbane, Australia, April 2018.

The Symposium will:

  • Showcase state-of-the-art research and development in both the Australian and Japanese research communities across the many fields related to carbon resource utilisation
  • Increase understanding of the R&D needs and challenges in both countries
  • Provide participants the opportunity to share science capability and key knowledge between the two countries, providing a unique platform for the development of new collaborative R&D projects, and
  • Establish a strong network between research and industry participants with interests in the area.

Who should attend?

The Symposium will be relevant to a wide range of stakeholders from:

  • Industry
  • Government institutions
  • Research institution and organisations
  • Universities
  • Funding bodies and industry associations
Key Dates
Date Deadlines
Sunday 15 Apr 2018 Welcome reception
Monday 16 Apr 2018 Technical session – Day 1 / Dinner
Tuesday 17 Apr 2018 Technical session – Day 2
Wednesday 18 Apr 2018 Site tour

Abstract submissions are now closed.


The provisional program is now available for download (Word, 36KB).

Wednesday 18 April
  Site tour
0830 Depart Stamford Plaza Hotel
0900 Queensland Urban Utilities Waste Water Treatment Plant, Oxley
1000 Depart
1030 University of Queensland Algae Farm, Pinjarra Hills
1200 Depart
1215 Lunch at the Summit Restaurant Mt Coot-tha
1400 Depart
1430 Site Tour CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies, Pullenvale
1600 Depart
1700 Arrive Stamford Plaza Hotel

Please email the committee if you would like to participate in the technical tour.

For More Information

Please contact:

  • For further information
  • To register in the email circulation list.