Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Biomass Energy Center

The system of the solid-state fermentation technology for producing ethanol form food waste.

The ethanol obtained from garbage is new energy which has been recognized as an alternative to fossil fuel. Fuel grade methanol has been produced by the fermentation of waste wood; however, this system discharges high levels of distillery effluents from the distillation process. We have therefore developed the solid-state fermentation system for producing ethanol from raw garbage without discharging distillery effluents.

The methane fermentation system with zero-residue.

Biomass energy obtained from biological conversion technologies is a valuable resource for the global environment. The currently available methane fermentation systems decompose raw garvage into methane gas and carbon dioxide by methane fermentation; however, residues remain after completion of the process. The BiomassEnergyCenter has developed a new type of methane fermentation system which succeeded in leaving no residue.

The system to convert carbonized wood waste into fuel by steam reforming.

In order to carbonize wood, one must expend much time and energy. The system we have designed can carbonize wood in approximately 1 hour, and pelletize it for use as fuel. This system is also successful in reducing pressure on the environment.

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