Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

Biomass Engineering Research Division

Division Director: Minami Matsui (D.Sci.)
Minami  Matsui(D.Sci.)

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.

Main Research Field

Complex systems

Related Research Fields

Informatics / Social sciences / Chemistry / Engineering / Biology / Agricultural sciences


  • Plant Biomass
  • Plant Genome
  • Environmental Response


Contact information

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

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