"Sustainable Society" mission area

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Innovation in manufacturing for new process of sustainable resource recycle

Many products have been designed for the best initial performance and price in a society of mass production and consumption, assuming disposal at the end of product life. However, there is strong demand for us to shift to "recycle-oriented manufacturing" for highly efficient utilization of resources in response to an imminent supply shortage of global resources.

This Prioritized Theme aims to recover industrial competitiveness in changing societies, and to promote sustainable utilization of natural resources, especially mineral (metal and nonmetal) resources and fossil resources that will soon be in short supply globally. We hope to develop new manufacturing processes by carrying out R&D on the selection of materials and on the design, production, and separation of products for optimizing the whole material cycle from the design, production, use, separation, and to retrieval of material for a great leap in resource utilization efficiency.

R&D Management Committee Members

ITO Yoshiyasu Councilor, Board of Trustees, Japan AeroSpace Technology Foundation
TAKASHIMA Yufuko Deputy General Manager, Environment and Energy Division, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
DOHI Hideyuki Director General, Environmental and Green Chemistry Unit Technology Center, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
HASEGAWA Fumihiko Director / Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe), Tohoku University

R&D Projects

Full-scale R&D Project

Establishment of integrated circular manufacturing system by product lifecycle management and innovative dismantling technology development (Tokoro PJ)

Feasibility Study

<Adopted in FY2017> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Establishment of integrated circular manufacturing system by product lifecycle management and innovative dismantling technology development
TOKORO Chiharu(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
Establishment of integrated circular manufacturing system by product lifecycle management and innovative dismantling technology development
(PDF:185KB)
2017.11
-2019.11
Development of P-Innovation Technology
NAGASAKA Tetsuya(Vice-Dean and Professor, School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
Development of P-Innovation Technology
(PDF:214KB)
2017.11
-2019.03
Development of multi-value circulation based on remanufacturing
MATSUMOTO Mitsutaka(Senior Researcher, Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
Development of multi-value circulation based on remanufacturing
(PDF:181KB)
2017.11
-2019.03
Recycling process development of halogen containing material through novel halogen circulation system
YOSHIOKA Toshiaki(Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University)
Recycling process development of halogen containing material through novel halogen circulation system
(PDF:181KB)
2017.11
-2019.03
<Adopted in FY2018> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Innovation of Resource Circulation Based on Alkaline Hydrometallurgy
UDA Tetsuya(Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University)
Innovation of Resource Circulation Based on Alkaline Hydrometallurgy
(PDF:463KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Development of novel recycling processes for precious and rare metals
Toru H. OKABE(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
Development of novel recycling processes for precious and rare metals
(PDF:186KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Development of Separation and Analysis of Rare Metals Using Phase-Transition-Based Direct Extraction From Aqueous Solutions
TSUKAHARA Takehiko(Associate Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Development of Separation and Analysis of Rare Metals Using Phase-Transition-Based Direct Extraction From Aqueous Solutions
(PDF:189KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Development of innovative rare metal separation process using organic solvent
MIKI Takahiro(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
Development of innovative rare metal separation process using organic solvent
(PDF:168KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Complete recycle system of lithium ion battery
WATANABE Masaru(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
Complete recycle system of lithium ion battery
(PDF:195KB)
2018.11
-2020.03

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