Researcher's Profile

  • Project Associate Professor
  • Satoshi OHARA
  • Renewable Fuel Global Network

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March 1997 Bachelor, Chemistry & Biotechnology, Sc. Engineering, The University of Tokyo(UTokyo)
March 1999 Master, Chemical System Engineering, Sc. Engineering, UTokyo
April 1999 Researcher, ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
April 2012 Manager, Dept. of Development of Bioethanol Tech., Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
March 2013 Ph.D., Chemical System Engineering, UTokyo
April 2016 Manager, Dept. of Business Planning, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
April 2019 Project Leader, Asahi Quality & Innovations, Ltd.
July 2019 Project Associate Professor, RCAST, UTokyo

Research Interests

In this department, we are mainly engaged in system design and evaluation for the social implementation of renewable hydrogen production system combining photovoltaic power generation. Among them, I am studying on the following subjects;
(1) Conceptual design of a large-scale renewable hydrogen production plant
(2) System design based on life cycle thinking
(3) Techno-economic analysis (TEA)
(4) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
(5) System integration with biofuel, biomass power generation, etc.
(6) System design suitable for the installation area from the viewpoint of land use such as agriculture and food production etc.
(7) Construction of social system image (scenario) on renewable fuel and extraction of issue on system and policy


  • November 2005 The Japan Institute of Energy, "Incentive Award"
  • April 2007 16th The Grand Prize for the Global Environment Award, "The Environment Minister's Award"
  • April 2013 22th The Grand Prize for the Global Environment Award, "The Grand Prize"
  • December 2016 29th International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, "Maurice Paturau Award"
  • June 2019 "Technical Award of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan"
  • March 2020 Best Paper Award of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan
  • March 2020 "Outstanding Paper Award 2018", Chemical Engineering, Japan


Renewable Energy, System Design, Land Use, Lifecycle Assessment, Techno-economic Analysis

Edudational Systems

  • Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate school of Engineering

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