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Microwave Chemical Co. completes 1 t/d demonstration facility for microwave-based recycling of plastics

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101587.html Under a contract from NEDO, Microwave Chemical Co. has completed Japan’s first general-purpose microwave demonstration facility for the recovery of monomers from…

NEDO initiates program on blue ammonia production

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101590.html According to Japan’s “Sixth Basic Energy Plan” of October 2021 hydrogen and ammonia power generation is expected to account…

METI secures 2 billion € fund to promote biomanufacturing (bio monozukuri)

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/22/11/08/10133/ METI will allocate 300 billion yen (2 billion €) to a new fund that will support companies that develop…

Hydrogen ministerial meeting held in Tokyo

The Hydrogen Ministerial, a global ministerial dedicated to hydrogen, is working towards the Global Action Agenda goal of 10 million…

NEDO defines 5 “moonshot” projects to accelerate natural CO2 adsorption

NEDO has adopted five projects to identify new technologies to achieve the Moonshot Goal 4 “Achieve sustainable resource recycling for…

Sekisui converts waste to ethanol

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/22/09/21/09955/ Sekisui Chemical plans to commercialize a technology that uses microorganisms to convert combustible garbage into ethanol by 2025. In…

NEDO starts evaluation of “household type” CO2 absorbers

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101572.html In collaboration with the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NEDO has jointly engaged in…

Kyoto startup Symbiobe produces spider silk in recombinant marine phototrophic bacteria

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/22/08/24/09846/ https://www.symbiobe.jp https://www.nature.com/articles/s41428-022-00675-3.pdf?proof=t2020-6-29 Symbiobe is a Kyoto University startup commercializing technology for bio refineries based on marine photosynthetic bacteria. Technology…

Toray ready to scale technology for 100 % bio-based adipic acid

https://www.toray.com/global/news/details/20220818103248.html Adipic acid is a key material for the production of polyamide 66 (nylon). Unlike petroleum-derived adipic acid, bio adipic acid…

Japan’s NEDO launches 6 industrial demonstrators for bio-manufactured products

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101562.html The products and the project coordinators are Oil and fat production technology from inedible biomass using yeast, Idemitsu Kosan…

NEDO roadmap for fuel-cell heavy duty vehicles

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101524.html

Green Earth Institute and NEDO inaugurate “Kanto Biofoundry Base” for bioprocess optimization

As part of NEDO’s “Development of Production Technologies for Bio-based Products to Accelerate the Realization of Carbon Recycling, The  Green Earth…

“Act for Sky” consortium to cooperate on sustainable aviation fuel

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/22/03/02/09220/

Hydrogen generation from electrolysis: enhancing catalyst lifetime by Co2MnO4

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41929-021-00732-9

CO2 to plastic raw materials – Japan starts 10 years program

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101517.html

Cement from carbon recycling – Japan starts 8 years program

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101510.html

NEDO awards 13 industrial programs on energy conservation

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101509.html

Offshore windpower program started

https://www.nedo.go.jp/koubo/FF3_100336.html

NEDO initiates program for using hydrogen in steelmaking

The steel industry emits as much as 40% of Japan’s industrial sector’s CO2 during the manufacturing process. The blast furnace…

Japan’s NEDO initiates program on fuel ammonia supply chain

As ammonia, like hydrogen, does not emit CO2 when burned, it is expected to be used as a decarbonized fuel…

Japan starts 8 years program to use hydrogen in steel-making

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101503.html

NEDO will reduce CO2 emissions in the concrete and cement industries

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101510.html The Japanese Ministry of Economy is financing a ten-year joint project with JP¥ 55 billion (approx. € 390 million)…

Mitsui Chemicals begins manufacturing bio-polypropylene (bio-PP) from biomass naphtha

The biomass naphtha prepared from vegetable oil waste and residual oil is supplied from Finland’s Neste. Mitsui Chemicals studies since…

18-11 Green Earth Institute uses Corynebacterium resting cells to prepare green chemicals from formaldehyde

In an artificial metabolic system, the formaldehyde is added via aldolase, to appropriate cosubstrates forming 2,4-dihydroxybutyric acid (DHB), homoserine (hSer),…

5-11 NEDO launches R&D program for hydrogen aircrafts

The project aims to increase the ratio of participation in international joint development of airframes and engines (currently about 20-30%)…

15-10 NEDO adds projects on use of CO2 as raw material

The project house NEDO of the Japanese Ministry of Economy and Trade METI is funding further topics on the use…

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