|Budget Amount *help
¥186,810,000 (Direct Cost: ¥143,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥43,110,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥25,220,000 (Direct Cost: ¥19,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,820,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥25,220,000 (Direct Cost: ¥19,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,820,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥25,480,000 (Direct Cost: ¥19,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,880,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥50,960,000 (Direct Cost: ¥39,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥11,760,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥59,930,000 (Direct Cost: ¥46,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥13,830,000)
As countermeasures against decrease of oil resources and global warming, it is widely desired to synthesize fuel and chemicals from renewable biomass. In this work, we have developed new catalysts and catalytic reactions to effectively utilize lignocellulose consisting of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin that are abundant and inedible biomass. We have also clarified the structure of catalytic active sites and the reaction mechanism for biomass conversion.