Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Institute Co., Ltd.

Corporate Data

Corporate Name Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Institute Co., Ltd.
Head Office 5-13-15 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014, Japan
TEL +81-3-6435-1150 FAX +81-3-6435-1188
URL http://www.co2.co.jp
Representative Dr. Hideaki Yukawa
Chief Executive Officer
Established August 12, 2015
Paid-in Capital 30 million of yen
Science Advisors

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Toru Kodama
Professor emeritus at The University of Tokyo

Special Advisor
Dr. Kazuo Nagai
Professor emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Profile

Dr. Hideaki Yukawa, Chief Executive Officer
Specializations: Molecular biology, microbial applications, enzyme chemistry
Education and Professional History
Aug. 1971 Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
Joined the Biochemistry Research Laboratory of the Tsukuba Research Center of Mitsubishi Petrochemical Co., Ltd (currently Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation)
1983 Obtained his doctoral degree in agriculture from the University of Tokyo
Apr. 1991 Became Director of the Biochemistry Research Laboratory of Mitsubishi Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
Nov. 1993 Served concurrently as leader of establishing the bio research function of the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Apr. 1997 Appointed Research Fellow of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Jun. 2003 Retired from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and began working full-time for the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Jun. 2007 Appointed Director of the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Sep. 2011 Established the Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd as founder
Jun. 2015 Retired as Director of the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth 
Aug. 2015 Established the Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Institute Co., Ltd., appointed Chief Executive Officer
Recognitions and Commendations
1991 Japan Bioindustry Association Award
1992 Tsukuba Foundation for Chemical and Bio-Technology Award
1997 JSBBA Award for Achievement in Technological Research
2008

Grand Prize at the 18th Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Awards: “Bio-ethanol production from mixed sugars by genetically engineered Coyrnebacterium glutamicum

2011 Fellowship Award from The Society for Industrial Microbiology
* This award is presented for achievements in the field of applied microbiology and Mr. Yukawa became the first Japanese national to receive it in 2011. The 2015 winner was Satoshi Omura.