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Japanese consortium applies ammonia combustion to architectural glass production

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101666.html As part of NEDO’s “Development of Fuel Ammonia Utilization and Production Technology”, AGC Corporation, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, AIST, and Tohoku University have recently succeeded in the world’s first demonstration test of glass production using ammonia as fuel in an actual production reactor. In this demonstration, tests were conducted using a burner developed by […]

Regional Fish Co. and NTT cooperate on land-based aquaculture and sales of genome-edited fish and shellfish

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/06/27/10852/ Regional Fish and NTT announced the establishment of a joint venture company to produce and sell improved seafood on a commercial scale and to start operations on July 1, 2023. Regional Fish markets edible portion-enhanced red sea bream and high-growth tiger pufferfish as genome-edited foods, and has been collaborating with NTT on the breeding […]

NEDO starts wide program on quantum-AI hybrid technology

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101665.html NEDO has begun development and demonstration of applications and libraries that can address issues that are difficult to solve with conventional technologies, utilizing “Quantum-AI Hybrid Technology” that combines quantum technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in the “Cyber-Physical Development Project for Quantum-AI Hybrid Technology. The focus is on “Materials Development,” “Manufacturing,” and “Logistics/Transportation”. The project […]

Inexpensive enzymes allow for economic bioethanol production from local biomass

https://www.eng.nipponsteel.com/news/2023/20230602.html The Next Generation Green CO2 Fuel Technology Research Association is a research association formed by ENEOS, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, Toyota Motor, Toyota Tsusho, and Mazda, and has been developing bioethanol for some time. The facility is expected to be fully operational in 2024. Kao will supply saccharification enzymes used in the production of bioethanol […]

HiBD Co. produces certified biojet fuel from waste cooking oil

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101656.html The City University of Kitakyushu and HiBD Research Institute have jointly developed a technology for the commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the patented HiJET technology that conforms to “Annex 2” of ASTM D7566, the international standard for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. This technology uses animal and vegetable fats and oils such as waste […]

GEI opens Biofoundry Manufacturing Plant

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/06/06/10774/ https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101654.html On June 2, 2023, Green Earth Institute inaugurated the Biofoundry Research Institute, part of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Biofoundry Project, at the Mitsui Chemicals Mobara Branch Plant in Mobara City, Chiba Prefecture. NEDO’s biopharmaceutical foundry project aims to establish and demonstrate the technologies necessary to build biomanufacturing using […]

NEDO supports ammonia-cofired ship engine development

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101651.html NEDO has started the world’s first ammonia fuel mixing test using an actual marine 4-stroke engine with an 80% ammonia fuel mixing ratio, which is planned to be installed on an actual vessel. IHI Power Systems is in charge of the development. The actual engine and its peripheral equipment will undergo operational tests to […]

Galdiera – a red microalgae useful for gold extraction from waste water and micro-mining

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/column/16/021500017/042000276/ Galdieria sulphuraria is a heterotrophic red alga found in sulfuric hot springs. It is a member of the Aedes aegypti Galderia is a startup that aims to cultivate and process Galdieria sulphuraria, and market it as a metal adsorbent for gold, palladium, and other metals. Galdieria sulphuraria is a unicellular red alga that lives […]

Toray and Mitsui Sugar realize bagasse-to-sugar plant in Thailand

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101636.html Toray Ltd. and DM Mitsui Sugar have jointly developed a system to produce plant-derived sugar from sugarcane residue (bagasse) generated at sugar refineries in Thailand as part of NEDO’s “Demonstration Project on Energy-saving Cellulose Sugar Production System from Surplus Bagasse Raw Material.  This system will make it possible to replace petroleum-derived chemicals with chemicals […]

CHITOSE Carbon Capture Central (C4) starts 7 ha microalgae cultivation facility in Kuching, Malaysia

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/report/16/082400016/041900285/ Across the road is a thermal power plant, and the CO2 in its exhaust gas is used to cultivate algae in photo bio reactors on 4,54 ha, with the total capacity reaching 4,060 tons (photo courtesy of Chitose Institute). C4 was established on behalf of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), […]

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