The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Miyagi University of Education

Establishing a bio-carbonization system for local industrial waste and building an environmental improvement and carbon fixation system using biochar

Activity grant

Project Description

Vast amounts of wood waste (mainly bamboo waste) are generated every year from the aquaculture and fishery industry, which is the main industry in Matsushima Bay. This project aims to establish a system to convert this waste, which has been disposed of as industrial waste, into a resource (biochar) using a simple carbonization system. The biochar generated will be used as a material to improve the marine environment, and will be useful in local fisheries, especially in the clam farming industry, to improve productivity. Also, from the perspective of combating climate change, it will play a role in carbon fixation. These activities will be carried out in the form of classes at universities and elementary schools, as well as workshops for hands-on learning, and will be promoted as environmental education activities while also being used to develop teaching materials. [No. K19-0052]

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

Resource Circulation
Grant year
FY2019 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years (April 2020 - March 2022)
Grant amount
Activity region
Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture
Collecting bamboo waste from oyster farming racks in Matsushima Bay

Overview of the Organization

Representative: Kiyoshi Saijo
Project organization
Miyagi University of Education
Professor, Faculty of Education: Kiyoshi Saijo
WEB site
Voice of Representative
We will recycle waste materials from local industries into resources through bio-carbonization to reduce waste. The resulting biochar will be used to address the global issue of carbon fixation and to improve the local marine and soil environment.