On Wednesday, May 22, Nobuhide Takemura, the State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, paid a visit to the New Environmental Exposition at Tokyo Big Sight (Organizer: Nippo Co., Ltd., Event period: May 22-24) where he viewed a research exhibit organized by researchers from Ritsumeikan University.

The researchers’ exhibit introduces new bioplastics that can be made from a variety of vegetable oils and waste oil; visible light-responsive photocatalysts that can be used for the purification of waste liquids, reservoirs, and household wastewater; wastewater purification, wastewater power generation, and wastewater sensors that use floating microbial fuel cells; and a vibration control device driven by magnetic levitation. On the day of his visit, researchers and students from Ritsumeikan explained the details of their exhibit to State Minister Takemura, and he praised them for the significance and novelty of their research while also expressing his hopes for the eventual practical application their research outcomes.


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