Vol.4, Issue1-April 2016 CONTENT

Featuring New Energy

[Insight from Customer]
Professor Osamu Ishitani of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (161 KB)
We interviewed Professor Osamu Ishitani of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan). His research is focused mainly on artificial photosynthesis. He and Shimadzu started a collaborative relationship in 2012, which resulted in the QYM-01 photoreaction quantum yield evaluation system that permits accurate and simple quantitation measurements of absorbed photons.
[New Energy] To solve the three main problems of a shortage of energy resources, a shortage of raw materials for carbon compounds, and global warming, creation of an ideal artificial photosynthesis system using technology that uses solar energy to immobilize CO2 as a resource is considered and discussed.
[New Energy] Due to the growing awareness of global warming, algal biomass has received attention as a new renewable energy alternative to oil resources. This article introduces an example of the GC-MS measurement of squalane hydrogenation degradation products obtained by modifying squalene with a catalyst.
[New Energy]
Interest in hydrocarbon-producing microalgae is growing in the field of renewable energy development. Research focused on obtaining petrochemical raw material from the hydrocarbons produced by microalgae is being conducted, and mass spectrometry is used in identification of these products.
These articles were selected by Shimadzu. Relating to new energy, they derive from application notes and technical reports, and feature a variety of instruments and cutting-edge technologies.
[Natural Gas Analysis] In recent years, driven mainly by rising energy demand, many parts of the world have witnessed a resurgence in the production of petrochemicals. New technologies for mining the deep shale deposits for natural gas have been refined in the U.S. and made extraction of these deposits economically viable. We have the tools to build the systems that meet the demand of today’s petrochemical industry. In this article, improved technologies in the NGA system will be introduced.
[Topics] To further promote joint research and development projects with leading academic and research institutions, Shimadzu Corporation has established the SSI Innovation Center at its U.S. Subsidiary, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. (SSI), Maryland, U.S. and the Shimadzu China Mass Spectrometry Center (hereinafter the China MS Center) at the Beijing Branch of its Chinese subsidiary, Shimadzu (China) Co., Ltd.
[Topics] Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the opening of the Shimadzu Laboratory for Advanced Applied and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The new 2,000-square-foot laboratory and office suite is a hub for research across the entire UWM campus, as well as a classroom for teaching the theory and practice of mass spectrometry.
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Shimadzu Partners with Miyazaki Prefecture in Establishing an Incorporated Association to Analyze Food Safety (109 KB) Shimadzu Corporation has established an incorporated association in partnership with Miyazaki Prefecture to analyze the safety of food. The association will undertake analyses of residual pesticides in agricultural and food products.
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