Neutral Emission Technology

Promotion and development of research contributing to building a decarbonized society.

In order to establish a decarbonized society with virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, it is difficult to achieve this goal only by improving and evolving existing technologies.
In our laboratory, we focus on developing innovative research in the field of thermo-chemical conversion of solid waste for highly efficient energy and resource recovery, with the aim of developing strategies for social implementation.

Academic Staff


高岡昌輝.jpgProfessor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Energy and resource recovery through thermochemical conversion of waste
  • Development of carbon neutral emission-oriented waste treatment systems


Katsura Campus, C-cluster, C1-3, Room 461
TEL: +81-75-383-3335
FAX: +81-75-383-3338


原田浩希.jpgProgram Specific Associate Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Research on highly efficient energy and resource recovery technology from waste by pyrolysis gasification

  • Research on decarbonization incineration process


Katsura Campus, C-cluster, C1-3, Room 182
TEL: +81-75-383-3417


Program Specific Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)Sylwia Oleszek.jpg

Research Topics

  • Thermal conversion of solid waste, including, plastic, and biomass, into value-added products
  • Thermal treatment of secondary raw materials for critical metals recovery


Katsura Campus, C-cluster, C1-3, Room 182
TEL: +81-75-383-3412

Research Topics

Highly efficient recovery of energy and resources through pyrolysis

Pyrolysis is a thermochemical process in which solid waste materials are heated under anoxic or hypoxic conditions and decomposed, generating volatiles (gas and tar) and solid (char) products. The volatiles can be used as synthesis gas if it undergoes cleaning and/or reforming processes. In addition to conversion to electricity through power generation, the gas can be used as a product for chemical feedstock recycling. As for the char, in addition to its utilization as fuel, there are high expectations for its added value as a carbon-rich material and in carbon capture technology.
We will also conduct basic research on pyrolysis, gasification, and carbonization to obtain new scientific findings and understand complicated phenomena.

Decarbonization of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Processes

In order to establish a decarbonized society, it is necessary to utilize CO2 such as exhaust gas from incineration facilities, to improve operating efficiency and power generation efficiency, increase the sophistication and efficiency of recovered energy use, and evolve into an incineration technology based on CO2 recovery.
In our laboratory, we are engaged in research to fundamentally review incineration processes and systems to enable efficient CO2 capture and utilization. We are also working to establish an ideal process by identifying the exhaust gas composition and clarifying technical issues that might arise in the new process.

Laboratory Website (tantative)
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