Tokyo Institute of Technology, Catalysis Research Center

Tokyo Institute



The Tokyo Institute of Technology is a public research university located in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo Tech is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology.  As one of Japan’s top universities, Tokyo Institute of Technology seeks to contribute to civilization, peace and prosperity in the world, and aims at developing global human capabilities par excellence through pioneering research and education in science and technology, including industrial and social management. To achieve this mission, we have an eye on educating highly moral students to acquire not only scientific expertise but also expertise in the liberal arts, and a balanced knowledge of the social sciences and humanities, all while researching deeply from basics to practice with academic mastery. Through these activities, we wish to contribute to global sustainability of the natural world and the support of human life.

Role in the project: TIT is composed of specialists for new heterogeneous acid and base catalysts, cellulosic biomass saccharification and sugar conversion: this group will undertake highly efficient cellulosic biomass conversion from cellulosic biomass saccharification to conversion of obtained monosaccharides into useful chemicals by using novel and environmentally benign heterogeneous catalysts.

Professor Michikazu Hara,

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Project Coordinator: Professor Emiel Hensen, E.J.M.Hensen@TUE.NL Project Manager: Dr Gabriela Dima, G.E.Dima@TUE.NL

NOVACAM is a coordinated EU-Japan project supported by the European Union and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 604319.