Functional Materials Wing Energy and material conversion area
Functional Materials Wing
Energy and Material
TOMISHIGE Keiichi, PhD
School of Engineering
Catalyst development for
carbon neutrality and
Catalyst development for carbon neutrality and carbon recycling
Since the use of fossil resources has become a factor in global environmental problems, it is expected that biomass (wood, wheat straw, etc.), a carbon-neutral raw material that does not increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, will be utilized. We are researching catalysts to synthesize useful compounds from biomass and atmospheric CO2.
Introduction to Research
Development of catalysts for efficient synthesis of 1,3-butadiene, which has been produced from petroleum, from biomass-derived erythritol and hydrogen. Development of synthesis of organic carbonates and urea derivatives as raw materials for plastics and resins from CO2 using cerium oxide catalysts.
We will develop useful catalysts for the substitution of petroleum with biomass and CO2 as carbon sources for carbon neutrality and carbon recycling.
KAKENHI (International Leading Research)
"Operando -analysis-based design of heterogeneous catalysts for carbon neutrality"