The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), which was founded for the New Earth 21 Program launched by the government of Japan in 1990, has to contribute to the realization of the sustainable development. In order to do so, RITE has achieved various world leading research outputs such as the technologies for CO2 capture and storage (CCS), bio-refinery technologies, and the mathematical models for systems analysis of the measures to cope with global warming. To foster the future industrial technologies for the preservation of the global environment, RITE is carrying out fundamental researches at the RITE headquarters laboratory for scenario-making for global warming mitigation, CO2 separation, capture and storage and CO2 fixation by plants and its effective use. RITE has two long-term goals: the development of Innovative Environmental Technologies and the Expansion of CO2 Sink. It aims to establish new collaboration projects with the industrial sector utilizing the R&D achievements and fundamental technologies.
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Leader gender: Male