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Moonshot Research and Development Program

The Moonshot Research and Development Program has been promoted by the Cabinet Office in collaboration with relevant government ministries, agencies, and organizations. This page provides information on research and development activities, events, and calls for proposals being carried out by NEDO regarding the program.

Outline of Moonshot Research and Development Program

The Moonshot Research and Development Program, coordinated by the Cabinet Office of Japan, was established to promote ambitious research and development based on bold ideas that are not just extensions of conventional technologies, with the aim of stimulating disruptive innovation in Japan.

Moonshot Goal 4

As a research promotion organization engaged in the Moonshot Research and Development program and taking into account the Moonshot Goals determined by the Cabinet Office's Council for Science, Technology and Innovation and the R & D concepts formulated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, NEDO will pursue ambitious R & D activities to achieve Moonshot Goal 4: Realization of sustainable resource circulation to recover the global environment by 2050.

Example of a new sustainable resource circulation to be realized
Example of a new sustainable resource circulation to be realized

Outline of Research and Development Projects

  • In addition to NEDO contact information, you can also contact the Project Manager directly for details on research and development and consultation on collaboration (please check the table below). To send an inquiry by email, please replace * with @ in each email address.
  • The R & D project name is subject to change from the information published on August 26th, 2020.
(1) Development of technologies to recover greenhouse gases (“GHGs”) and convert them into valuable materials
R&D Projects Project Managers Summary (PDF)
Development of a bioprocess that uses electrical energy to fix atmospheric CO2 Dr. KATO Souichiro, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
<Inquiry>
E-mail: s.katou*aist.go.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(335KB)
Development of highly efficient direct air capture (DAC) and carbon recycling technologies Dr. KODAMA Akio, Kanazawa University
<Inquiry>
E-mail: akodama*se.kanazawa-u.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(335KB)
Integrated Electrochemical Systems for Scalable CO2 Conversion to Chemical Feedstocks Dr. SUGIYAMA Masakazu, The University of Tokyo
<Inquiry>
E-mail: sugiyama*enesys.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(292KB)
C4S* Research and Development Project
*C4S: Calcium Carbonate Circulation System for Construction
Dr. NOGUCHI Takafumi, The University of Tokyo
<Inquiry>
E-mail: noguchi*bme.arch.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(250KB)
Research and development toward saving energy for direct air capture with available cold energy Dr. NORINAGA Koyo, Nagoya University
<Inquiry>
E-mail: norinaga*nagoya-u.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(455KB)
Development of Combined Carbon Capture and Conversion (quad-C) modules targeting low carbon dioxide concentration gases for balancing the global carbon budget Dr. FUKUSHIMA Yasuhiro, Tohoku University
<Inquiry>
E-mail: fuku*sis.che.tohoku.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(398KB)
Development of Global CO2 Recycling Technology towards “Beyond-Zero” Emission Dr. FUJIKAWA Shigenori, Kyushu University
<Inquiry>
E-mail: fujikawa.shigenori.137*m.kyushu-u.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(341KB)
Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural lands by optimizing nitrogen and carbon cycles Dr. MINAMISAWA Kiwamu, Tohoku University
<Inquiry>
E-mail: dsoil.moonshot*grp.tohoku.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(288KB)
(2) Development of technologies to recover nitrogen compounds and convert them into harmless or useful materials
R&D Projects Project Managers Summary (PDF)
Innovative circular technologies for harmful nitrogen compounds Dr. KAWAMOTO Tohru, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
<Inquiry>
E-mail: tohru.kawamoto*aist.go.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(478KB)
Development of recovery and removal techniques of dilute reactive nitrogen to realize nitrogen circulating society Dr. WAKIHARA Toru, The University of Tokyo
<Inquiry>
E-mail: wakihara*chemsys.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(272KB)
(3) Development of marine biodegradable plastics which can control the timing and speed of their degradability
R&D Projects Project Managers Summary (PDF)
Development of Multi-lock Biopolymers Degradable in Ocean from Non-food Biomasses Dr. ITO Kohzo, The University of Tokyo
<Inquiry>
E-mail: kohzo*k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(321KB)
Research and development of marine biodegradable plastics with degradation initiation switch function Dr. KASUYA Ken-ichi, Gunma University
<Inquiry>
E-mail: kkasuya*gunma-u.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(379KB)
Development of photoswitching ocean-degradable plastics with edibility Dr. KANEKO Tatsuo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
<Inquiry>
E-mail: kaneko*jaist.ac.jp
E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp
Click to open the PDF file(313KB)

News

February 9, 2021 The First International Symposium on "Cool Earth via Microbes in Agriculture" is scheduled to be held by online (ZOOM) on March 1 (Mon), 2021.
Please refer to the following for further information regarding this symposium:
August 26, 2020 NEDO selects 13 R&D Projects and the Project Managers for the Moonshot Research and Development Program/Realization of sustainable resource circulation to recover the global environment by 2050.
February 20, 2020 NEDO announces a public call for proposals with regard to the Moonshot Research and Development Program/Realization of sustainable resource circulation to recover the global environment by 2050. Please refer to the following for further information regarding this call:
January 31, 2020 Presentation materials for the Moonshot International Symposium are now available.
  The Moonshot International Symposium has successfully concluded. Many thanks to everyone who participated.
October 3, 2019 The Moonshot International Symposium is scheduled to be held at Belle Salle Tokyo Nihonbashi on December 17 (Tue) and 18 (Wed), 2019.
With the aim of setting Moonshot targets, experts get together from around the world to discuss how to set goals that will contribute to solving social problems and how to proceed with research and development activities to achieve the targets.
To participate in the symposium, please apply from the JST website below.

Inquiry

Please contact the following for further information about NEDO Moonshot Program.

Moonshot Research and Development Office, Frontier and Moonshot Technology Department, NEDO

E-mail: moonshot-office*nedo.go.jp

  • To send an email, please change * to @ in the above email address.

Documents

Project Information

Technology field Call for proposals for cross-sectoral program Project code P18016

Publications

Last Updated : September 29, 2021