NEDO launches program on new plastics biodegradable in marine waters

With a fund of NEDO, a consortium of companies, universities and national institutes will Develop new plastics biodegradable in the oceans. The program includes analytical procedures, new materials including composites, and new bio-manufacturing processes. As a  goal,...

NEDO adopts 7 new themes for regional biomass energy use

In a demonstration project, Tottori Prefecture aims to build a biomass energy utilization energy which does not rely any longer on feed-in tariffs and subsidies. In this project, biomass steam boilers will be installed that use building waste chips as fuel, and waste...

NEDO starts biojet fuel feasibility test, focus on supply chain

In addition to establishing integrated production technology for pure bio-jet fuel, supply chain construction including raw material procurement, product supply, commercialization schemes and economic efficiency will be considered in order to promote the realization...

Hitachi Zosen builds CO2-to-methane (methanation) test facility

A test facility for synthesizing methane from CO2 and hydrogen was completed on the Koshijihara plant site of Nagaoka Mine in Niigata Prefecture. Tests and continuous operation will be conducted through the end of 2019. In this test facility, methane is produced by...