"Low Carbon Society" mission area

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Realization of a low carbon society through game changing technologies

It is a global issue to build a "low-carbon society," in which the emission of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a cause of the global warming problem, should be suppressed. To tackle this issue, we need an innovative technology based on a completely new concept and science, in other words, the creation of "game changing technology."

For the creation of a game changing technology, completely new proposals made by researchers in different fields are also important, in addition to the challenging proposals that may result from the integration, utilization, and/or development of the forefront research methods by researchers in this field.

In order to promote it, we show "bottleneck issues" (technological bottlenecks for practical implementation of research results) based on the opinions of experts. Through this theme, we aim to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society by creating "game changing technology" that drastically reduces CO2 while satisfying the service demand expected in 2050 and connecting research results to practical implementation.

R&D Projects

Full-scale R&D Project

Biomass innovation by elucidating the principle of hybrid vigor (Sazuka PJ)
Future society opened by direct dynamic wireless power transfer to EV (Fujimoto PJ)

Feasibility Study

<Adopted in FY2017> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Research and Development of Magnetic Core Materials for 100 MHz Switching Power Supplies
SATO Toshiro(Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University)
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(PDF:253KB)
2017.11-
New Gas-To-Liquid Catalytic Technology using Carbon Dioxide
TSUBAKI Noritatsu(Prof., School of Eng., University of Toyama)
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(PDF:276KB)
2017.11-
CO2Development of mixed matrix porous membrane endowed with high performance in CO2 selectivity and anti-aging
SIVANIAH Easan(Prof., Pureosity Group. iCeMS, Kyoto University)
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(PDF:279KB)
2017.11-
Energy-saving design of C1 chemistry by low-temperature reforming
ADSCHIRI Tadafumi(Professor, NICHe, Tohoku University)
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(PDF:222KB)
2017.11-
Efficient on-demand ammonia synthesis at low temperature in an electric field
SEKINE Yasushi(Professor, Waseda University)
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(PDF:231KB)
2017.11-
Additively Manufactured High Strength Titanium Materials by Solid Solution of Oxygen and Nitrogen Atoms
KONDOH Katsuyoshi(Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University)
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(PDF:220KB)
2017.11
~2021.03
Development of alloy powders by freeze-dry pulsed orifice ejection method (FD-POEM) for additive manufacturing
NOMURA Naoyuki(Professor, Department of Materials Processing, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
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(PDF:207KB)
2017.11-
Intermediate temperature hydrogen membrane fuel cells
AOKI Yoshitaka(Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido Univ.)
Intermediate temperature hydrogen membrane fuel cells
(PDF:385KB)
2017.11-
Development of Elemental Technologies for Anion Secondary Battery Aimed at Social Implementation
TSUDA Tetsuya(Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)
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(PDF:215KB)
2017.11-
Pb-free perovskite solar cells consisting of Sn
HAYASE Shuzi(Program-Specific Professor, Info-Powered Energy System Research Center, University of Electro-communications)
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(PDF:212KB)
2017.11-
Ultra-Thin Silicon-Based Triple-Junction Solar Cells
KONAGAI Makoto(Prof., Advanced Research Lab., Tokyo City University)
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(PDF:229KB)
2017.11-
Membrane Transport Engineering for Medium Molecule Fermentation
TSUGE Takeharu(Associate Prof., Tokyo Institute of Technology)
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(PDF:224KB)
2017.11-
Making full use of the potential of cellulose nanofibers through multistep bottom-up structural controls
SAITO Tsuguyuki(Associate Prof., The University of Tokyo)
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(PDF:205KB)
2017.11-
Efficient and stable production of biofuel via the "Milking" strategy
OMATA Tatsuo(Prof., Nagoya Univ.)
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(PDF:202KB)
2017.11-
Construction of a microalgal culture system in weakly acidified seawater
MIYAGISHIMA Shin-ya(Prof., National Institute of Genetics)
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(PDF:201KB)
2017.11-
Biomass innovation by elucidating the principle of hybrid vigor
SAZUKA Takashi(Prof., Biosci. and Biotech. Center, Nagoya Univ.)
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(PDF:197KB)
2017.11
-2021.05
Creation of nitrogen fixing plants
FUJITA Yuichi(Prof., Nagoya Univ.)
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(PDF:200KB)
2017.11-
Creation of PEP-accumulating chassis strains by cell surface engineering and metabolic engineering
TANAKA Tsutomu(Associate Prof., Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe Univ.)
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(PDF:176KB)
2017.11-
Development of photo-energetic cell factory
HARA Kiyotaka Y(Associate Prof., Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka)
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(PDF:196KB)
2017.11-
Construction of synthetic microbiota for chemical production from organic wastes
HONDA Kohsuke(Associate Prof., Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)
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(PDF:190KB)
2017.11
-2019.03
Realization of a low-carbon society with novel microcapsules including phase change materials
SUZUKI Hiroshi(Professor, Kobe University)
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(PDF:190KB)
2017.11-
Future society opened by direct wireless power transfer to EV in motion
FUJIMOTO Hiroshi(Associate Professor, GSFS, The University of Tokyo)
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(PDF:205KB)
2017.11
-2021.05
<Adopted in FY2018> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Superconducting Computing for Low Carbon AI
INOUE Koji(Professor, Department of I&E Visionaries, Kyushu University)
Superconducting Computing for Low Carbon AI
(PDF:262KB)
2018.11-
All solid state batteries with extremely high energy density and safety
UCHIMOTO Yoshiharu(Professor, Grad. Sch. Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ)
All solid state batteries with extremely high energy density and safety
(PDF:164KB)
2018.11-
Control of Hierarchical Structure of Functional Composite Materials by Using Modified CNF
UYAMA Hiroshi(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)
Control of Hierarchical Structure of Functional Composite Materials by Using Modified CNF
(PDF:189KB)
2018.11-
Development of breeding method for high biomass hybrid barley by flowering mutation
SATO Kazuhiro(Professor, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University)
Development of breeding method for high biomass hybrid barley by flowering mutation
(PDF:175KB)
2018.11-
Microbial design for production of useful materials from renewable energy
NAKASHIMADA Yutaka(Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science of Matter, Hiroshima University)
Microbial design for production of useful materials from renewable energy
(PDF:175KB)
2018.11-
Establishment of technology to produce biocoal from grasses through network analyses of genome-transcriptome-translatome
FUJIWARA Toru(Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Establishment of technology to produce biocoal from grasses through network analyses of genome-transcriptome-translatome
(PDF:188KB)
2018.11-
Creation of High Performance Electrode Systems for Lithium Ion Secondary Batteries by Design of Binders/Additives with Specific Functions
MATSUMI Noriyoshi(Professor, School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Creation of High Performance Electrode Systems for Lithium Ion Secondary Batteries by Design of Binders/Additives with Specific Functions
(PDF:183KB)
2018.11-
<Adopted in FY2019> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Low-AC-Loss and Robust High-Temperature-Superconductor Technology
AMEMIYA Naoyuki(Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University)
Low-AC-Loss and Robust High-Temperature-Superconductor Technology
(PDF:718KB)
2019.11-
Selective production of aromatic compounds from lignin
SONOKI Tomonori(Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University)
Selective production of aromatic compounds from lignin
(PDF:600KB)
2019.11-
A cost-effective and highly productive process for the production of furan-based monomers aiming for value-added biopolyesters application
NAKAJIMA Kiyotaka(Associate Professor, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University)
A cost-effective and highly productive process for the production of furan-based monomers aiming for value-added biopolyesters application
(PDF:179KB)
2019.11-
Development of cyanobacteria specialized in substance production by cell division control technology and application to photosynthetic aromatic production
HASUNUMA Tomohisa(Professor, Engineering Biology Research Center, Kobe University)
Development of cyanobacteria specialized in substance production by cell division control technology and application to photosynthetic aromatic production
(PDF:680KB)
2019.11-
Development of innovative welding technologies for non-weldable materials
FUJII Hidetoshi(Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University)
Development of innovative welding technologies for non-weldable materials
(PDF:212KB)
2019.11-
Production of plastics from natural rubber and rubber wastes *
KASAI Daisuke(Associate Professor, Nagaoka University of Technology)
Production of plastics from natural rubber and rubber wastes
(PDF:1.0MB)
2019.11-
Biodegradation control in plastics by control of microbiome structure formed on the surface *
KASUYA Ken-ichi(Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Gunma University)
Biodegradation control in plastics by control of microbiome structure formed on the surface
(PDF:539KB)
2019.11-
Cleanly separation, application, and return of plant for its recycling usage *
SHIKINAKA Kazuhiro(Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Chemical Process Technology, National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology)
Cleanly separation, application, and return of plant for its recycling usage
(PDF:906KB)
2019.11-
Replacement from Benzene ring to Bifuran Structure in Materials *
TACHIBANA Yuya(Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Gunma University)
Replacement from Benzene ring to Bifuran Structure in Materials
(PDF:608KB)
2019.11-
Development of Plastics with Controlled Biodegradability Responding to Different Environments *
HIRAISHI Tomohiro(Senior Research Scientist, Bioplastic Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)
Development of Plastics with Controlled Biodegradability Responding to Different Environments
(PDF:204KB)
2019.11-
Biosynthesis of sequence-regulated bacterial polyesters with elastic properties *
MATSUMOTO Ken'ichiro(Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
Biosynthesis of sequence-regulated bacterial polyesters with elastic properties
(PDF:501KB)
2019.11-
<Adopted in FY2020> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Magnet Reversal Permanent Magnet Motor (MRM) Driven by High Current Pulse Injection.
AKATSU Kan (Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University)
Magnet Reversal Permanent Magnet Motor (MRM) Driven by High Current Pulse Injection.
(PDF:226KB)
2020.11-
Development of novel organic semiconductors and challenge for 20% efficiency in organic solar cells
OSAKA Itaru (Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering Hiroshima University)
Development of novel organic semiconductors and challenge for 20% efficiency in organic solar cells
(PDF:190KB)
2020.11-
Synthesis of high-value materials from biomass by controlling thermochemical reactions
KAWAMOTO Haruo (Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University)
Synthesis of high-value materials from biomass by controlling thermochemical reactions
(PDF:172KB)
2020.11-
Reconstruction of symbiotic nitrogen fixation
SATO Shusei (Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
Reconstruction of symbiotic nitrogen fixation
(PDF:344KB)
2020.11-
Biomass production with low fertilizer input through enhancement of nitrogen fixation by iron-reducing bacteria
SENOO Keishi (Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences,The University of Tokyo)
Biomass production with low fertilizer input through enhancement of nitrogen fixation by iron-reducing bacteria
(PDF:183KB)
2020.11-
Development and Demonstration of Biomass Gasification with Chemical Heat Recuperation
HAYASHI Jun-ichiro (Professor, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University)
Development and Demonstration of Biomass Gasification with Chemical Heat Recuperation
(PDF:211KB)
2020.11-

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