About Project

Sustainable biotechnology is a technology that utilizes the power of living organisms for sustainable developments of the human society. The current industry based on the science and technology developed in the 20th century has caused many different global environmental issues, including global warming and waste-plastics dispersal. We therefore propose "sustainable biotechnology" as a 21-century technology that utilizes the power of living organisms for recycling materials on the planet and reducing the use of underground resources. In this project, we will conduct research for the development of bioprocesses to produce clean hydrogen energy from food wastes as a representative of sustainable biotechnology, and step up outrearch activities to enhance social awareness of sustainable biotechnology.

Research Director

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Watanabe Kazuya

Laboratory of Bioenergy Science and Technology, School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Graduated from the master course of Tokyo Institute of Technology
PhD dgree from Kanazawa University
Tonen Corporation, Marine Biotechnology Institute, JST ERATO Light energy conversion project, RCAST Tokyo University, School of Life Sciences Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Message from Research Director

Let us start thinking of sustainabel biotechnology in your daily life and go one-step forward towads the achievement of SDGs and the development of sustainable human societies beyond SDGs.

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