We were founded in April 2003 as a bio venture company based on research results with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Hokkaido University. Under the slogan of “Comfort and sustainability in the 21st century”, we work on research and development of environmental biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, and useful gene resources such as DHA and EPA producing microbes. In particular, we are dealing with research and development for reducing nitrous oxide (N2O, which is a potent greenhouse gas) while increasing agricultural production. This researching started in 2012 in collaboration with Tokyo University and Niigata Agricultural Research Institute.
We can supply microorganisms that break down plant and animal oil. This offers a solution to wastewater oil problems for the food industry. These microorganisms were developed through joint research with Hokkaido University.
We can supply mineral oil degrading microorganism resources. These products can purify land, ocean and rivers contaminated in mineral oil spill accidents. We are also able to degrade super-long chain hydrocarbons, which are typically difficult to degrade.
We can a supply product for livestock sewage treatment. This product consists of several microbes such as yeast fungi and bacilli which is isolated from soil in Hokkaido, the most northern island in Japan. FMT enables us to save time to ferment, control the number of harmful microbes and reduce odors with better effectively than any other product treated on the market. This means that excreta of animals can be reused as compost for agriculture. Also, in terms of cost and time, FMT can be the one of the greatest products in the stock raising.
We can supply soil improvement materials. Honami 301 is the microbal materials to grow good soil and strong lawns without chemical substances or agrochemicals as much as possible. This product is consisted of several microbes such as yeast fungi and bacilli which are isolated from the land of Hokkaido located in the northern island in Japan. The yeast fungi form effective substances from secretions of plants and organic matters in soil, and the bacilli keep antagonism against harmful microbes in soil. Moreover, since yeast fungi and bacilli came from the land of Hokkaido where weather is cool all year around, Honami 301 can be used in cold districts and it is possible to grow up lawns even from winter.
We have developed technology for reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from soil and increasing crop production using microbes. Although N2O gas contributes 6% of the total anthropogenic in greenhouse effects the world, its effect is higher than CO2 three hundred times. 25% of N2O emission is from croplands and N2O sources, mainly due to nitrogen fertilizer use. Moreover, the excessive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture has various adverse effects on soil quality, soil ecology and thus crop productivity. Therefore, we have developed a new method for reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) for more eco-friendly agriculture.
The new microorganism has a producing ability of the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and is a new microorganism of the Labyrinthula group which is thraustochytrid strain 12B of accession number NITE P-68. The strain 12B is considered as a new kind not belonging to any known genus because of having morphologic and physiological properties, and the base sequence of 18S rRNA gene, different from those of a known strain. The DHA and a composition containing the DHA are efficiently produced by using the 12B strain.
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