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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems by Tadashi Hirasawa, Seishu Tojo

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Chapter 1

Background of Bioenergy Utilization Development in Japan

Tadashi Yokoyama and Hiroshi Yoshida

Abstract

Increasing public concern about climate change over the last couple of decades has motivated the government of Japan to promote the production of bioenegy as alternatives for fossil fuel. This chapter provides the societal background and principal policies for the promotion of bionergy utilization in Japan, with a brief depiction of the issue concerning global warning caused by human activities.

Keywords

Climate change; global temperature; greenhouse gases; IPCC; Kyoto Protocol; Biomass Nippon Strategy; Basic Law on the Promotion of Biomass Utilization; Basic Plan for the Promotion of Biomass Utilization

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