Akihiko Kondo

Cell Factory Research Team, Biomass Engineering Research Division, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
Akihiko Kondo

Akihiko Kondo

Cell Factory Research Team, Biomass Engineering Research Division, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

Biography

Cost reduction of raw materials and processes is needed in order to use biomass as an alternative to fossil resources. Our team was established in April 2012 with an aim to integrating conventional processes, which are typically complicated and costly into a bio-process that is innovative, consistent, less costly and energy-saving. This will be achieved by optimizing, in an integrated manner, a plant’s capacity to produce and degrade cellulose and the process of microorganisms’ degrading and synthesizing biomass.