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NEDO Develops Precision Forestry Technology Capable of Increasing Biomass Production by 1.8 Times or More
- Utilizing new three technologies for soil sensing, DNA marker-assisted breeding, and remote sensing -

June 1, 2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

As part of a NEDO project, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Chiba University have developed a precision forestry technology utilizing newly-developed soil sensing technology, DNA marker-assisted breeding and remote sensing technology that can increase the biomass production per planted tree unit area by 1.8 times or more compared to conventional methods. NEDO will aim to develop and strengthen a wide range of manufacturing industries that make use of forestry products and woody biomass as primary materials, by using the results from this project to support the production of woody biomass at plantations overseas.

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Figure: Research overview diagram

For more information, please contact:

NEDO New Energy Technology Department
Contact Person: Aramaki Tel: +81-44-520-5271­

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Agri-Biotechnology Research Laboratory
Contact Person: Nanto Tel: +81-3-3911-3084­