The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Biomass Industrial Society Network (NPO)

Researching and raising awareness in relation to the popularization of renewable heat energy use, including biomass heat

Activity grant

Project Description

In order to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, it is essential to make the switch to renewable energy not only in the electric power sector, which accounts for a quarter of final energy consumption, but also the heat sector, which accounts for about half of it. However, at present, there is little interest in the use of renewable energies in the heat sector, nor the use of biomass and other heat sources that make the most of the characteristics of each type of renewable energy. In this project, we will conduct research on advanced cases and issues of renewable heat utilization in cooperation with experts and people involved in the renewable heat industry, publish policy proposals, hold symposiums and other events, and conduct educational activities using a website and booklet. Through these activities, the importance of utilizing renewable heat will be communicated to the people concerned and a policy framework for renewable heat will be formed, thereby expanding the introduction of renewable heat and contributing to the effectiveness of Japan's measures against global warming. [No. K19-0072]

Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund FY2019 Activity Grants List (PDF 470KB)

Resource Circulation
Grant year
FY2019 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years (April 2020 - March 2023)
Grant amount
Activity region
Tokyo, Chiba, etc.
Biomass-combined heat and power equipment installed in a building materials plant

Overview of the Organization

Representative: Miyuki Tomari
Project organization
Biomass Industrial Society Network (NPO)
Chairman: Miyuki Tomari
Establishment Purpose
Established in 1999 with the aim of contributing to the realization of a recycling-oriented society by promoting the appropriate and sustainable use of biomass resources such as bark, offcuts, waste wood, and agricultural residues. Certified as a non-profit organization in 2004 and carries out its activities
Recent Activities
Holding monthly research meetings (seminars) and symposiums on the use of biomass, popularization and awareness-raising activities including the preparation and distribution of booklet and web-based white papers on biomass (since 2003), surveys and research on the use of biomass, and policy proposals, etc.
Number of Full-time employees: 1 / Number of Part timers: 2 / Number of Members: 370(80 organizations)
WEB site
Voice of Representative
The shift to renewable energy for both heat and electricity is important in the fight against global warming, but the awareness of this shift is still low even among those involved in the industry. We wish to create a positive change within the next 3 years.