Field of Study
Next Generation Energy Chemistry
Hydrogen production, Ammonia production, Mechanochemical reaction, Next generation energy, Carbon-free method
Promotion of drug discovery research, creation of intellectual property, and development of qualified human resources
Development of technologies and equipment to realize next-generation energy production and to promote outstanding research and development talent
  • 特任教授 安井 努 Research Professor Yasui Tsutomu Ph.D. yasui
  • 教授(兼務) 佐治木 弘尚 Professor Sajiki Hironao Ph.D. sajiki
  • 准教授(兼務) 井川 貴詞 Associate Professor Ikawa Takashi Ph.D. ikawa-ta

研究テーマ Research Subjects




Our goal is to provide an efficient method and equipment to product hydrogen and ammonia fuels that do not emit carbon dioxide, in order to combat global warming and achieve the SDGs.

Nabtesco Corporation and Gifu Pharmaceutical University will leverage their research capabilities and human resources to develop a new method to efficiently produce hydrogen and ammonia fuels. This will involve technologies that utilize mechanical and chemical reactions.

Specifically, we will develop technologies and equipment that embody the production of next-generation energy, which will contribute to the diversification and expansion of energy sources, as well as nurture outstanding research and development-oriented human resources.

研究課題 Research Objectives

  1. 最適な触媒の開発
    Development of the most suitable catalysts
  2. 水から水素を製造する方法の確立
    Establishment of hydrogen generation method using water as starting material
  3. 空気・水からアンモニアを製造する方法の確立
    Establishment of a method for producing ammonia from air or water
  4. 連続反応装置の開発
    Development of continuous reactors
  5. 水素を貯蔵するシステムの開発
    Development of hydrogen storage systems
  6. エネルギー収支に関する研究
    Research on energy balances
  7. 地球温暖化対策に寄与する次世代エネルギーである「水素」や「アンモニア」の連続的な製造法を通じて地域・産業界のみならず地球規模での社会貢献
    Contribute to society not only regionally and industrially, but also globally through continuous production methods for hydrogen and ammonia, which are next-generation energy sources that help prevent global warming

最近の研究成果 Research Results

  1. 1. Y. Sawama, S. Kondo, H. Sajiki et al., "Stainless-Steel-Mediated Quantitative Hydrogen Generation from Water under Ball Milling Conditions" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. , 3, 683-689, 2015.
  2. 2. Y. Sawama, S. Kondo, H. Sajiki et al.,"Stainless-Steel Ball-Milling Method for Hydro-/Deutero-genation Using H2O/D2O as a Hydrogen/Deuterium Source" ChemSusChem, 8, 3773-3776, 2015.
  3. 3. Y. Sawama, M. Niikawa, H. Sajiki et al., "Stainless Steel-Mediated Hydrogen Generation from Alkanes and Diethyl Ether and Its Application for Arene Reduction" Org. Lett., 20, 2892-2896, 2018.
  4. 4. Y. Sawama, M. Itoh, H. Sajiki et al., "Quantitative Mechanochemical Methanation of CO2 with H2O in a Stainless Steel Ball Mill" Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 93, 1074-1078, 2020.
  5. 5. M. Itoh, Y. Sawama, H. Sajiki et al., "Improvement Parameters in Hydrogen Generation from Water under Stainless-steel-Mediated Ball Milling Conditions" Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 93, 1366-1371, 2020.
  6. 6. Y. Sawama, M. Niikawa, H. Sajiki, "Stainless Steel Ball Milling for Hydrogen Generation and its Application for Reaction" J. Synth. Org. Chem., Jpn., 77, 1070-1077, 2019 (Review).