for Sustainable Humanospere,
Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Biomass is a sole renewable organic resource . Toward preventing global warming and developing a sustainable society, we are trying to develop efficient processes for the utilization of woody biomass as useful chemical resources . We analyze functions of lignin - degrading fungi, breed the strain, and apply them for the conversion of woody biomass to chemical resources . We also study bio - and synthetic catalysts for lignin degradation and fine structure of the biomass using advancing analytical apparatus . We also study biomass - derived antivirus compounds .