Biological CO2 conversion technology

Biological CO2 conversion technology

Achieving more effective carbon fixation by editing the genome of plants and simulating living organisms

Current research

Biological CO2 conversion technology aims for more effective carbon fixation by genome editing and biological simulation of plants.

By activating hidden functions within the genome of those plants, we are aiming to realize negative emissions of greenhouse gases and improve the global environment.

We conduct research on improving plant functions through genome analysis, genome editing and experiments, and simulations related to the efficiency and longevity of plant photosynthesis.

The projected future population growth is expected to result in a food crisis. Applying this system to agriculture, for example to food plants, would allow us to mitigate the effects of this crisis by increasing food production. Furthermore, it could help alleviate climate change, bringing green back to the dry areas and deserts which are projected to expand if action is not taken.

Novel Challenges

NTT Space Environment and Energy Laboratories are looking for researchers and engineers from several fields to help us find new solutions to pressing worldwide issues.