Tag: Japan

Sumitomo Chemical hires Toyo to build waste-based ethylene pilot plant

Sumitomo Chemical hires Toyo to build waste-based ethylene pilot plant

April 13, 2021 |

In Japan, Toyo Engineering Corporation has been awarded a contract for a project to construct an ethylene pilot plant, using waste-derived ethanol as raw material, planned by Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited. at its Chiba Works. Sumitomo Chemical has established a cooperative relationship with Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. for the social implementation of the technology to […]

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Origami-inspired paper razor set to launch in Japan

Origami-inspired paper razor set to launch in Japan

April 5, 2021 |

In Japan, blade maker Kai will soon introduce what it claims to be the world’s first paper razor.  The razor’s design is inspired by origami and milk carton packaging. Consumers receive the blade and flatpack, water-resistant handle, which they have to fold into shape themselves.  “Paper Razor aims to transform the razor into a plastic-free […]

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Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

April 4, 2021 |

Photo credit: TODA Corporation / Japan Blue Energy Co. Ltd. News comes from the Land of the Rising Sun that a first-of-its-kind Tokyo facility will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel is now complete. Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue Energy Co. say the waste-to-hydrogen facility will process 1 ton […]

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Mitsubishi Chemical shuts down synthetic ethanol production and switches to fermented

Mitsubishi Chemical shuts down synthetic ethanol production and switches to fermented

March 30, 2021 |

In Japan, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is planning to shut down its synthetic ethanol production facilities at the Mie Plant (Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture) and terminate the production and sales of synthetic ethanol by February 2022. In addition, it has received a contract from Japan Alcohol Trading Co., Ltd. to carry out the distillation of fermented ethanol […]

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Byogy Renewables commissioning ATJ facility in Japan

Byogy Renewables commissioning ATJ facility in Japan

March 23, 2021 |

In California, Byogy Renewables Inc. has built, and is now commissioning, one of the world’s largest ATJ demonstration facilities converting cellulosic bioethanol into full replacement Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel in Japan. The Byogy ATJ technology is a unique integration of proven petrochemical processes using traditional catalytic chemistry and standard commercial equipment that […]

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Next Meats teams with euglena to use microalgae in plant-based meat

Next Meats teams with euglena to use microalgae in plant-based meat

February 24, 2021 |

In Japan, Next Meats Co has signed a joint product development agreement with euglena Co., a biotech company also from Japan which specializes in cultivating Euglena and Chlorella (types of microalgae) and developing the biofuel business. It was announced that their first joint product “NEXT Euglena Yakiniku EX” is now available for pre-sale at the […]

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Japanese cow manure-to-methanol pilot plant to become reality

Japanese cow manure-to-methanol pilot plant to become reality

February 22, 2021 |

In Japan, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports technology developed by a researcher at Osaka University will be used to produce methanol and formic acid from the manure of 10,000 dairy cows in Hokkaido prefecture. The test facility, which could be online in two years, is expected to power much of the host city’s industrial power […]

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Hanwa achieves world first RSB Japan FIT Certification

Hanwa achieves world first RSB Japan FIT Certification

February 21, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Hanwa, one of Japan’s biggest importers of Palm Kernel Shells (PKS) for the energy market in the country, achieved the world’s first certification to the new RSB Japan FIT Standard and Danish packaging company Hornbæk Plast Industri A/S achieved certification for the production of bio-attributed plastic bottles from forestry industry residues under the […]

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Velocys teams with Toyo to develop SAF in Japan

Velocys teams with Toyo to develop SAF in Japan

February 8, 2021 |

In the UK, Velocys plc has signed a collaboration agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) to start the development of their commercial projects to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and other renewable fuels in Japan. The agreement follows on from the successful work already conducted in 2020 between Velocys and Toyo at the biomass-to-jet-fuel demonstration […]

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JAL flies commercial flight on Japanese SAF produced from recycled clothing

JAL flies commercial flight on Japanese SAF produced from recycled clothing

February 8, 2021 |

In Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL) operated a commercial flight from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka airport using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on February 4. The product was a blend of traditional jet kerosene and SAF produced in Japan.  In October 2018, JAL launched a project to convert cotton clothing into SAF, produced within the country of […]

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