The use of forest resources is growing as an industry, and the demand for forest-related resources is increasing from the securing of new energy resources to the world. In the Japan, energy-related thermal use and power generation utilization of forest and woody biomass (lumber residue, felling, pruning wood, etc.) widely distributed nationwide are carried out in various places. Overseas, the amount of the production of the bioethanol (cellulose as a raw material) of the oil alternative of the plant origin has increased comparatively. In the Japan, the production of BA-ethanol, which uses forests and woody-based cellulose as raw materials, has begun in the demonstration phase.
On the other hand, the bio-plastic as the eco-materiel use of the forest resource has already begun production as part of the member of the electric machine and the precision equipment. The research of the new material and eco-material "cellulose nanofibers" (CNF) of the use of Bioprestik is rapidly expanding plant, it became a concrete product is Bioprestik. In eco-material development, the world's top Japan has already begun to be used in electronic equipment and automotive related materials as a reinforcing plestik, in addition to disposable diapers and ballpoint pens. The main ingredient of this plant fiber is a robust structure, such as reinforced concrete, and the strength of one-fifth of the steel is five times higher than that. Moreover, because it is carbon neutral (not emitted CO2 into the atmosphere) from a renewable plant, it also leads to suppression of global warming. The source of the raw material is the forest and the primary industry. It will become an opportunity of new industry creation, and it is a barrel material in the world of pure domestic for the forest country and the Japan. The commercialization and commercialization of Bioplestik is steadily expanding.