～ METI Operates Large-Scale Project for CO2 Fixation ～
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
RITE Forests in Western Australia
This trilateral joint research is part of a major project for carbon dioxide fixation being run the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in which eucalyptus plantlets are grown using our original clone proliferation technology(*1) in dry/salt-harmed grounds where trees usually have difficult growing. The technology ensures high resistance to dryness and salt and enables verification of the level of growth and the volume of carbon dioxide absorption.
The METI's project for carbon dioxide fixation aims at developing technologies that ensure expansion of carbon dioxide absorption, a matter of concern for the global environment, as well as sustainable corporate activities. The project is operating under the leadership of Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth for five years starting 2003.Details of RITE Forest
|Participants in the joint research:||Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Osaka University and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.|
|Planting site:||The area near Collie in the State of Western Australia|
|Planting area:||30 hectares|
|Planting time:||Starting in July 2005. A planting ceremony will be held at the site on July 21.|
|･ Proliferation technology…||Culturing technology for proliferating issues within a container infinitely|
|･ Storage technology…||Technology for storing proliferated tissues at low temperature for systematic production|
|･ Rooting technology…||Technology for rooting using a high level of carbon dioxide, water and light instead of sugar as a source of energy for tissue culture and enhancing the inherent photosynthesis capacity of plants|