Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SC5-03b-2014 | Award Amount: 5.21M | Year: 2015
An important question for policy makers, in the G20 and beyond, is how to bring climate action into the broader sustainable development agenda. Objectives like energy poverty eradication, increased well-being and welfare, air quality improvement, energy security enhancement, and food and water availability will continue to remain important over the next several decades. There have been relatively few scientific analyses, however, that have explored the complex interplay between climate action and development while simultaneously taking both global and national perspectives. The CD-LINKS project will change this, filling this critical knowledge gap and providing much-needed information for designing complementary climate-development policies. CD-LINKS has four overarching goals: (i) to gain an improved understanding of the linkages between climate change policies (mitigation/adaptation) and multiple sustainable development objectives, (ii) to broaden the evidence base in the area of policy effectiveness by exploring past and current policy experiences, (iii) to develop the next generation of globally consistent, national low-carbon development pathways, and (iv) to establish a research network and capacity building platform in order to leverage knowledge-exchange among institutions from Europe and other key players within the G20. Through six highly integrated work packages from empirical research to model and scenario development CD-LINKS will advance the state-of-the-art of climate-development policy analysis and modelling in a number of areas. The project aims to have a pronounced impact on the policy dialogue, both nationally and internationally: an important outcome of the project will be a list of country-specific policy recommendations for effectively managing the long-term transformation process. These recommendations will point out opportunities for policy synergies and at the same time respect political and institutional barriers to implementation.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation | Date: 2014-12-17
Disclosed is an aqueous solution for absorbing and recovering carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide-containing gas, the aqueous solution containing an amino alcohol compound represented by Formula 1 and an amine compound represented by Formula 2,
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation | Date: 2014-02-14
Disclosed are a liquid for absorbing and recovering carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide-containing gas, and a method for absorbing and recovering carbon dioxide using the liquid. The liquid comprises a secondary amine compound (A) represented by Formula (1) RNH(CH_(2))_(n)OH, a polyamine compound (B) represented by Formula (2) R^(1)R^(2)N(X)_(m)NR^(3)R^(4), and water (C), the content of the secondary amine compound (A) being 50 wt % or more.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. | Date: 2014-03-04
An objective of the present invention is to provide a microorganism capable of efficiently producing aniline from aminobenzoic acid, and a process for efficiently producing aniline from aminobenzoic acid. To achieve the objective, provided is an aniline-producing transformant constructed by introducing a gene which encodes an enzyme having aminobenzoate decarboxylase activity into a coryneform bacterium as a host, characterized in that the enzyme having aminobenzoate decarboxylase activity is composed of an amino acid sequence which is the same as that represented by SEQ ID NO: 2 except for having a mutation of at least proline (P) at position 309 from the N terminus.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. | Date: 2015-12-29
Provided is an aniline-producing transformant constructed by introducing a gene which encodes an enzyme having aminobenzoate decarboxylase activity into a coryneform bacterium as a host. Also provided is a process for producing aniline, which comprises a step of allowing the transformant to react in a reaction mixture containing aminobenzoic acid, an ester thereof, and/or a salt thereof under reducing conditions, and a step of recovering aniline from the reaction mixture.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth | Date: 2014-07-02
A transformant obtainable by introducing one or more of the following DNAs (a), (b), and (c) into a coryneform bacterium as a host.(a) A DNA which encodes acetohydroxy acid synthase derived from Corynebacterium glutamicum and which has a mutation changing the glycine at position 156 to glutamic acid (G156E) in an amino acid sequence encoded by the DNA, or an analog thereof.(b) A DNA which encodes acetohydroxy acid isomeroreductase derived from Corynebacterium glutamicum and which has mutations changing the serine at position 34 to glycine (S34G), the leucine at position 48 to glutamic acid (L48E), and the arginine at position 49 to phenylalanine (R49F) in an amino acid sequence encoded by the DNA, or an analog thereof.(c) A DNA which encodes leucine dehydrogenase derived from Lysinibacillus sphaericus, or an analog thereof.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and Taiyo Nippon Sanso | Date: 2013-09-19
A methane separation method of the present invention at least includes: mixing the biogas and an absorbing liquid that absorbs carbon dioxide in a mixer so as to form a mixed fluid of a gas-liquid mixed phase; introducing the mixed fluid into a first gas/liquid separator so as to separate the mixed fluid through gas/liquid separation into methane and a CO_(2)-absorbed liquid formed due to an absorption of the carbon dioxide by the absorbing liquid; recovering methane separated in the first gas/liquid separator; and supplying the CO_(2)-absorbed liquid through a supply port of a membrane module comprised of a container and a plurality of hollow fiber permeable membranes built therein to inside of the membranes so as to make the CO_(2)-absorbed liquid permeate the permeable membranes, and lowering a pressure outside the permeable membranes to a level lower than that inside the permeable membranes.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth | Date: 2014-06-27
Disclosed are a carbon dioxide separating material comprising a polyamine carrier in which a polyamine having at least two isopropyl groups on one or more of the nitrogen atoms is loaded on a support, and a method for separating or recovering carbon dioxide using the carbon dioxide separating material.
Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth | Date: 2013-11-13
Disclosed is a method for recovering carbon dioxide from a gas containing carbon dioxide, comprising the step (1) of bringing a gas containing carbon dioxide into contact with an aqueous solution containing 2-isopropylaminoethanol and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of piperazine and 2-methylpiperazine, to absorb carbon dioxide into the aqueous solution; and the step (2) of heating the aqueous solution containing carbon dioxide absorbed therein, which is obtained in step (1), to separate and recover carbon dioxide from the solution.
Neubrex Co. and Japan Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth | Date: 2014-04-03
In an optical fiber cable that includes an optical fiber core for measuring pressure and a multilayer armor cable for measuring temperature, an annular clearance space having a desired thickness is formed between the optical fiber core and the multilayer armor cable and fixing members for fixing the optical fiber core and the multilayer armor cable are provided at predetermined intervals in the axial direction of the optical fiber cable.