Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC)

Field: Energy Engineering

Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. LE Thi Kim Phung

Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)

Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi NABETANI

Japanese University: The University of Tokyo

Year: 2015


The project aims to develop the integrated technology including green and clean supercritical fluid technologies for the complete transformation of coffee industry waste biomass into value-added chemicals and biofuels. Technologies based on two generally regarded as safe and environmentally benign fluids – carbon dioxide and water-methanol will be developed. The project assess the feasibility of using supercritical fluid based technologies in these biomass rich countries for the development of next generation nutraceuticals and biofuels for a sustainable biomass-based in South East Asia region; building up a complete use of biomass resource to the chemical and fuel in which SCG is one of the case study. In addition, the proposed joint research program intends to strengthen cooperation among Indonesia, Vietnamese and Japanese researchers for more active future research collaboration and development of research groups especially of young researchers.
Built the network within the faculties inside University ( Chemical Engineering and Transportation Engineering Faculty) and the Asian research network (ITB). We are working together to show the problem and propose the new technology We are now well known as a leading of supercritical technology applied in biodiesel production. The student have a chance to working in our group and joining design project and attend the conference Even though biodiesel is still now economical feasible to use in society and industrial. Our research has been recognized as the method to reduce the solid waste and get used as the by product such as cosmetic or nutraceutical product.