Biomass Engineering Research Division

Division Director

Minami Matsui

D.Sci.

Minami Matsui

Contact

minami

Biomass Engineering Research Division,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
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2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
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3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
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Outline

Biomass engineering involves a new engineering concept in developing technologies that integrate the increased production of biomass from plants and its utilization. As an alternative resource to petroleum, plant biomass is used to create fuels and chemical materials in an effort to achieve aims such as innovation in production processes. This commitment is helping to achieve a shift from a consumption society to a sustainable society: the former requires the use of fossil resources, while the latter uses recyclable plant biomass.

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