Tag: Japan

MOL trialed ExxonMobil Marine biofuel in its LNG carrier

MOL trialed ExxonMobil Marine biofuel in its LNG carrier

November 15, 2022 |

In Japan, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its group company, AQUARIUS LNG SHIPPING LIMITED has conducted sea trials of its owned LNG carrier, Papua, using biofuel. Approximately 1,500 tons of biofuel was supplied by ExxonMobil Marine Limited on the vessel at Port of Singapore. The biofuel is expected to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. […]

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Phenix Jet completes first international business jet flight using Euglena SAF

Phenix Jet completes first international business jet flight using Euglena SAF

November 15, 2022 |

In Japan, Sojitz Group company Phenix Jet Cayman SEZC completed its first international business jet flight outbound from Japan using “SUSTEO,” a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) brand manufactured and sold in Japan by Euglena Co., Ltd. on September 30th. Euglena’s “SUSTEO” is a SAF brand manufactured from raw materials such as used cooking oil and […]

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ANA to fly domestic routes on Neste SAF

ANA to fly domestic routes on Neste SAF

November 14, 2022 |

In Japan, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced its second ANA Green Jet will enter service on regular scheduled domestic flights. To commemorate its inaugural take off, ANA will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the aircraft, marking the first time ANA will use SAF produced by Neste on domestic flights. The second ANA Green Jet […]

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Etihad Airways flight uses 40% SAF blend in Japan’s first international flight

Etihad Airways flight uses 40% SAF blend in Japan’s first international flight

October 27, 2022 |

In Japan, the first Etihad Airways flight to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supplied by ITOCHU Corporation and NESTE took off from Tokyo Narita airport on Thursday. The pioneering flight, EY871 departed Tokyo Narita at 1500, was the result of a partnership in which ITOCHU provided Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Etihad, the national […]

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Japan invites public comments for SAF promotion policy proposal

Japan invites public comments for SAF promotion policy proposal

October 26, 2022 |

In Japan, the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service reports that on October 4, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) invited public comments on the proposed Basic Policy for Promoting Decarbonization of Aviation. The proposed policy identifies Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) introduction as a key strategy for reducing CO2 emissions in Japan’s aviation sector. […]

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Astomos Energy teams with NYK to study onboard waste-based energy production

Astomos Energy teams with NYK to study onboard waste-based energy production

October 26, 2022 |

In Japan, Astomos Energy Corporation, Sustainable Energy Development Co. Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to jointly study the establishment of a marine transportation system having less environmental impact through the effective use of organic substances generated on board ships. With the signing of this MoU, the […]

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US seeking to boost ethanol exports to Japan

US seeking to boost ethanol exports to Japan

October 5, 2022 |

In Japan, the Associated Press reports that in the face of rising energy prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Japan is looking to boost its use of alternative fuels and the US is right there to supply ethanol. Although the country has not denounced imports of Russian oil due to the fact it […]

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Toyotsu Energy Corporation supplied marine biodiesel via ship-to-ship bunkering

Toyotsu Energy Corporation supplied marine biodiesel via ship-to-ship bunkering

September 12, 2022 |

In Japan, Toyotsu Energy Corporation supplied marine biodiesel using ship-to-ship bunkering for a car carrier operated by Toyofuji Shipping Co., Ltd. at the Port of Nagoya on July 26 and August 3, 2022. This initiative was implemented as part of the “Study for the Promotion of Carbon-Neutral in Coastal Shipping” included in the FY2021 supplementary […]

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Toray says it has developed the world’s first 100% bio-based adipic acid

Toray says it has developed the world’s first 100% bio-based adipic acid

September 7, 2022 |

In Japan, Toray Industries, Inc., says it has developed the world’s first 100% bio-based adipic acid, a raw material for nylon 66 (polyamide 66), from sugars derived from inedible biomass. This achievement came from using a proprietary synthesis technique combining the company’s microbial fermentation technology and chemical purification technology that harnesses separation membranes. The company […]

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Japanese researchers create fumarate using artificial photosynthesis

Japanese researchers create fumarate using artificial photosynthesis

September 7, 2022 |

In Japan, in plants, natural photosynthesis binds carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic compounds, which can then be converted into glucose or starch. These useful molecules can be sequestered, storing the carbon in a solid form. Artificial photosynthesis mimics this process by reducing the greenhouse gas CO2—the main cause of climate change—which is converted into other […]

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