Month: July 2021

15-7 Japan plans for „dramatic expansion of fuel cell technology“

The program supported by METIs project house NEDO looks for an implementation in 2030 and beyond, but has organized another industry-academia consortia to improve fundamental technologies related to SOFC and PEFC fuel cells. It runs from FY2020 – FY2024 (planned), with a FY2021 budget of 6.67 billion yen (50 million €). The targets are 6 […]

14-7 Novo Nordisk takes license from Heartseed Japan for iPS-derived cardiomyocytes

Heartseed has granted Novo the exclusive rights to develop, manufacture, and sell HS-001, regenerated cardiomyocytes derived from heterologous iPS cells in the world except Japan. In Japan, Heartseed will continue to develop the product independently, while retaining the rights to develop, manufacture and market it. After obtaining approval, Heartseed will market the product jointly with […]

7-7 Japan’s NEDO adopts 14 projects for the bio-production of useful chemicals

The project titles and the responsible project coordinators are 1. Demonstrator for agrochemical active natural products produced by filamentous fungi with improved productivity  Meiji Seika Pharma Co. 2. Demonstrator for implementation of infection control technology using super heat-resistant protease Saraya Co., Osaka University 3. Demonstrator for bio-isopropanol production using Corynebacteria RITE Green Earth Institute Co. […]

6-7 NEDO tests Net Zero energy building in Yamagata

With Japan Groundwater Development Co., and General Heat Pump Industry Co. as contractors, NEDO had built a demonstration facility as „ZEB” (zero-emission building) in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, to verify the ZEB adaptability of a total heat supply system that utilizes high-efficiency aquifer heat storage. Number of floors 2 floors above ground Building area 285 […]

2-7 University of Tokyo team edits chloroplast genome of a plant using procedures not subject to Cartagena law regulation

Shinichi Arimura and colleagues have used a TALEN tool for genome editing developed in Japan. The gene encoding a citidine deaminase (CD) is linked to the TALEN domain, and  a gene encoding for delivery to the chloroplast is ligated. Using this method, single nucleotide substitutions at the target site of a chloroplast genome could be […]

2021/07 Demonstration plant for materials from PEG-modified lignin

Based on technology of the Forest Research Institute, the plant will be operated by a consortium consisting of seven companies, including Ligno Materia (Shinjuku, Tokyo, President Zenji Miura). A method was developed for extracting lignin using polyethylene glycol (PEG) and acid. As a result, “glycol lignin” in which PEG is bound to lignin is produced. […]

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