Exhibitor Information


Introduction of the effective applications for Non-Wood Biomass such as Sugarcane Wastes (Bagasse), Empty Fruit Bunch of Oil Palm, Thinned Bamboo or Reeds left at the rivers or lakes.

Exhibition Category

  • Bio-diversity
  • Paper
  • Containers, Packaging
  • Waste Disposal, Recycle
  • Prevention of Global Warming

Corporate Information

Section Director, Business Development
Address 16-14, Nihonbashi Koami Chou, Chuuouku, Tokyo 103-0016 3F IN TOKYOU Buldg
Phone 03-5643-5628
e-mail info@himokuzai.org
URL http://www.himokuzai.org
Non-Wood Products. Reduction of Global Warming and Sustainable Forest Resources

Summary of Business

Non-Wood Green Products Association of Japan;
The Association, established in 1993, has been promoting Non-Wood Paper Product to assist and contribute to minimize Global Warming and to conserve World Forest Resources. The Association is focusing on the Non-Wood Biomass, such as Sugarcanes, Oil Palms, Bamboos or Reeds as such Non-Wood Biomass has an excellent capability to absorb and fix Carbon Dioxide (CO2) during its growing process from the Atmosphere.
The Association also has been focusing the un-used/utilized “WASTES”, left in the industrial sites, farming sites, rivers/lakes or harvesting sites as such “WASTES” will surely deteriorate the local today and world environment next days. But everyone has now a clear picture that the WASTES are the Resources.
(1)Sugarcane Bagasse from sugar production,(2)Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) from palm oil production, (3)Thinned bamboo from bamboo shoot production or (4)Reeds left in the rivers/lakes are all WASTES, but has an excellent Biomass Fibers, suitable for many applications through our active Promotion and Dissemination, in printing papers, packaging papers, sanitary papers, etc.
Especially, Sugarcane and Oil Palm can contribute to the production of Biofuel and that its bi-products (Bagasse & EFB) can be applied for the production of paper pulp and paper products. This may also contribute to activate the developing economy of ASEAN countries and results in the reduction of Global Warming.

Non-Wood Biomass & the reduction of Global Warming;
Non-Wood Biomass is classifieds as Natural Botanical Fiber Resources, except Wood Fibers available on the earth. The bast fibers of a paper mulberry, a paperbush or a kenaf are considered as Non-Wood Fibers.
The over harvesting of Wood Resources may be one of main causes for Global Warming as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is not sufficiently absorbed in the Atmosphere due to improper applications of coal or fossil fuels.
Non-Wood Biomass relatively shows rapid growth, compared with fast growing Euclayptus trees. Our study indicates (a) Eucaylptus grows 10 Tons/h/y, while (b) Sugarcane grows 18.1 Tons/h/y, (c) Bamboo 30 Tons/h/y, (d) Oil Palm 19 Tons/h/y. Further, Eucalyptus requires 7 – 10 years for harvesting, while Non-Wood Biomass can be harvested in 1 – 3 years. Therefore, cultivation and utilization of Non-Wood Biomass / Resources can save substantial volume of Wood Biomass or Wood Resources.
The Association strongly recommend, as a measure ease Global Warming to have (a) cultivation of sugarcanes or oil palm, then (b) to go into a production of biodiesel or bio ethanol, (c) collect the WASTES from such production of bio fuels, further (d) to apply such WASTES for production of paper pulp. Paper demand has been increasing very fast in the developing countries and there would be a big shortage of paper worldwide. Such shortage can be covered, partly by Non-Wood Biomass and every one to note this for the future.

Environmentally conscious aspects

  • Improving materials used in manufacturing
  • Lowering pollution/emissions during customer use
  • Reducing hazardous substances and pollution emitted by waste disposal
  • Better product/service features


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