Capturing CO₂ from the atmosphere and turning it into resources
The world's leading carbon recycling starts in Hitachi Campus


Information on the Carbon Recycling Symposium for Regional Symbiosis (March 25)
CRERC Introduction Video
This is an invitation to Ibaraki University event to be held on Feb 22
CRERC's Initiative Featured in Nikkei Newspaper
CRERC Faculty Recruitment (Assistant Professor, Lecturer or Associate Professor)
The 4th CRERC International Seminar


Toward Carbon Neutrality in 2050
Ibaraki University Research Team Tackles Societal Implementation of Carbon Recycling

 The Carbon Recycling Energy Research Center(CRERC) at Ibaraki University, is an advanced research institute for carbon recycling technology, which is essential to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050.

Equipped with research facilities capable of consistently handling the recycling system of CO₂ that causes global warming, “Capturing CO₂,Synthesize it into fuel and Utilize the synthetic fuel”, CRERC team collaborates with local government, private companies, and overseas research institutions to research and develop carbon recycling technology and implement it in society.


The only advanced institute in Japan that conducts trinity research on carbon recycling technology that captures CO₂, synthesizes fuels, and utilizes it.

Capture unit

Direct Air Capture (DAC), which directly captures CO₂ from the atmosphere is studied.

We will conduct a demonstration for social implementation together with our staff members who have extensive practical experience in industry.

Synthesis unit

Highly efficient and selective synthesis of methanol from CO₂ to generate carbon neutral fuels (e-fuel, FT synthetic fuel, etc.) from it.

We aim to make breakthroughs in innovative synthetic technologies that will enable us to compete globally.

Utilization unit

Develop technologies for the safe and efficient use of carbon-neutral fuels in aviation, marine, heavy transportation equipment, and heat utilization industries.

We will also promote the development of zero-emission technologies for heat engines and environmental assessment technologies from a more integrated perspective.