"Sustainable Society" mission area

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Creation of innovative food production technologies responding to future changes in climate and social demands

Population explosion and improved living standards in developing countries are predicted to increase food demands significantly by 2050, up to 1.55x the demand in 2000. Supply has also diminished due to increased use of crops for applications other than food (e.g. biofuel). As economic affluence raises the consumption of animal proteins such as meats and seafoods, demand is predicted to increase even more (1.8 times by 2050) than demand for agricultural produce. However production efficiency is quite low in current production systems such as farming, livestock, and aquaculture. For example, 10 kg or more feed is required for 1 kg of beef.

In response to such conditions, this Prioritized Theme aims to realize affluence through food, the creation of a new food industry, and the eradication of hunger from the world. R&D of innovative technologies for animal protein production will revolutionize the sustainability of our food production systems.

R&D Management Committee Members

KINO-OKA Masahiro Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
TAKEYAMA Haruko Professor, Department of Life Science and Medical Biosciences, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University
TABATA Yasuhiko Professor, Laboratory of Biomaterials, Department of Regeneration Science and Engineering Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
NAKAJIMA Kazuhide Managing Director, TOKYO MEAT MARKET Co.,Ltd.
HIGANO Junya Executive Technical Adviser, Marino-Forum 21

R&D Projects

Full-scale R&D Project

Development of Next Generation Sustainable Aquaculture System (Nakayama PJ)
Development of the production technology for next generation-meat using 3D tissue engineering techniques (Takeuchi PJ)

Feasibility Study

<Adopted in FY2018> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Development of innovative food production technology by muscle organoid
AKAZAWA Chihiro(Professor, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine)
Development of innovative food production technology by muscle organoid
(PDF:549KB)
2018.11
-2021.03
Development of resources-recycling aquaculture feeds inspired from features of the ecosystem
OGAWA Jun(Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)
Development of resources-recycling aquaculture feeds inspired from features of the ecosystem
(PDF:286KB)
2018.11
-2021.05
Innovative cultured meat production system using algae and animal cells
SHIMIZU Tatsuya(Director & Professor Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University)
Innovative cultured meat production system using algae and animal cells
(PDF:186KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Development of the production technology for next generation-meat using 3D tissue engineering techniques
TAKEUCHI Shoji(Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
Development of the production technology for next generation-meat using 3D tissue engineering techniques
(PDF:184KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Development of the next generation land-based closed recirculating aquaculture system utilizing microbial abilities
HORI Katsutoshi(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University)
Development of the next generation land-based closed recirculating aquaculture system utilizing microbial abilities
(PDF:256KB)
2018.11
-2021.03
Development of Automatic Production Technology for The Best Safety Cultured Meat in the World by Tissue Engineering Approach
MATSUSAKI Michiya(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)
Development of Automatic Production Technology for The Best Safety Cultured Meat in the World by Tissue Engineering Approach
(PDF:227KB)
2018.11
-2020.03
Next-generation fish breeding by combination of developmental biotechnology and genomic selection
YOSHIZAKI Goro(Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
Next-generation fish breeding by combination of developmental biotechnology and genomic selection
(PDF: 183KB)
2018.11
-2021.05
<Adopted in FY2019> R&D Project TitleSummaryR&D Period
Acceleration of Fish Breeding with Genome Editing and Transplantation Technology
KINOSHITA Masato(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)
Acceleration of Fish Breeding with Genome Editing and Transplantation Technology
(PDF:288KB)
2019.11-
Development of new generation aquafeeds for the future animal protein demand
SATOH Shuichi(Professor, Department of Marine Biosciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
Development of new generation aquafeeds for the future animal protein demand
(PDF:635KB)
2019.11-

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