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Turning Rice Husks into Gold

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Mar 22, 2022
Updated: Triporous’ Purpose

A breakthrough from rice Husks

Triporous™, a new material developed by Sony, is a naturally derived porous carbon material made from rice husks.
With its patented unique microstructure, a wide range of applications is expected such as water and air purification.
Furthermore, by effectively utilizing excess resources, Triporous could contribute to reduction of environmental impact and to a recycle-oriented society while generating the next breakthrough technology.


Purpose

Solving social issues through Triporous business

With Triporous and our partners, we will contribute to reduce an environmental impact, and achieve a sustainable and abundant lifestyle.

By manufacturing Triporous, we will contribute to achieving recycling-oriented economy and reducing atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions caused by disposal of rice husks.

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11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
13 CLIMATE ACTION
17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

With Triporous, we will solve various social issues,
such as water problems, air pollution, and infectious diseases.

3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

  • Sustainability

    Rice husks, the raw material of Triporous, are being disposed more than one hundred millions tons annually.
    By effectively utilizing this excess biomass, we contribute to the achievement of an eco conscious recycling-oriented economy.

  • Technology

    Triporous's unique microstructure is realized by using rice husks as the raw material.
    This uniqueness enables the adsorption of materials that were difficult to adsorb with conventional activated carbons, and also increases the speed of adsorption.

  • Potentials of Triporous

    We are developing products and solutions that utilize the superior adsorption properties of Triporous in various fields, where water and air purification, odor prevention, and deodorization are desired.