公募情報 Grant information of “2021 research grant program”
There has been little advance in basic researches on CO2 utilization, on which carbon recycling technologies depend. Further, established carbon recycling technologies have rarely been commercialized due to such reasons as high production cost. In 2019, following the establishment of the Carbon Recycling Promotion Office in February, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the Roadmap for Carbon Recycling Technologies in June, to promote carbon recycling. In its report published in July 2019, the Natural Resources and Fuel Committee under the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy pointed out that the private sector’s voluntary support for carbon recycling would be important to achieve innovation.
In his policy speech in October 2020, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared that Japan will aim to realize carbon-neutral society by 2050 and stated that revolutionary innovations such as carbon recycling are key to achievement. The carbon recycling industry was identified as one of 14 priority fields in Japan’s Green Growth Strategy announced at the end of 2020, and a two trillion yen Green Innovation Fund has also been established.
Under these circumstances, the Carbon Recycling Fund Institute establishes the research grant for researches on carbon recycling. Please check the following link for details.