About The Author

Toshiki Tsubata is an associate professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology in the Department of Material Sciences. Their research focuses primarily on carbon and the chemistry of carbon-based substances.

Cascade Use Of Bamboo For Several High-value Products: Food For Specified Health Use And High Performance Electric Double-layer Capacitors

Nowadays, “bamboo forests” are becoming a serious problem in Japan, especially in western Japan including Kyushu Island.  A few decades ago, bamboo (Moso-bamboo) was planted for its bamboo shoots.  However, because cheap bamboo shoots are now largely imported from abroad, most of the planted bamboo forests are left unattended.  This uncontrolled spreading of bamboo forests is