Tag: Japan

SAF flying high on helicopters! Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

SAF flying high on helicopters! Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

June 5, 2022 |

We’ve talked about sustainable aviation fuel so much in regards to airplanes, but how about helicopters? Well, news came in that Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel. So this made us look at SAF and helicopters […]

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Nakanihon Air flies on 10% Euglena SAF

Nakanihon Air flies on 10% Euglena SAF

June 2, 2022 |

In Japan, Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) have jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). NNK’s H215 helicopter conducted a 30-minute flight at Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture.  The aircraft was fueled with 600 liters of “SUSTEO 10”, a renewable jet […]

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JERA Americas buys two northeastern thermal power projects with an eye to renewable conversion

JERA Americas buys two northeastern thermal power projects with an eye to renewable conversion

May 23, 2022 |

In Japan, JERA Co., Inc., through its subsidiary JERA Americas Inc., having decided to participate in thermal power generation projects in Massachusetts and Maine in the United States, has concluded a stock purchase agreement with an affiliate of funds managed by Stonepeak to acquire a 100% interest in the projects. The acquisition is expected to […]

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Japanese researchers produce formic acid from CO2

Japanese researchers produce formic acid from CO2

May 23, 2022 |

In Japan, photoreduction of CO2 into transportable fuel like formic acid (HCOOH) is a great way of dealing with CO2’s rising levels in the atmosphere. To aid in this mission, a research team from Tokyo Tech chose an easily available iron-based mineral and loaded it onto an alumina support to develop a catalyst that can […]

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Japanese researchers consider gelling liquid fuels to increase safety

Japanese researchers consider gelling liquid fuels to increase safety

May 11, 2022 |

In Japan, one common hazard when dealing with liquid fuels is that they can evaporate quickly if given space, producing clouds of highly flammable gases. As one might expect, this can lead to catastrophic explosions or fire accidents. To tackle this problem, researchers have considered the use of gelled fuels, or fuels turned into thick […]

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Japanese researchers create LED lights with rice husks

Japanese researchers create LED lights with rice husks

April 27, 2022 |

In Japan, milling rice to separate the grain from the husks produces about 100 million tons of rice husk waste globally each year. Scientists searching for a scalable method to fabricate quantum dots have developed a way to recycle rice husks to create the first silicon quantum dot (QD) LED light. Their new method transforms […]

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Japanese researchers develop nanocellulose paper semiconductor to design 3D structures

Japanese researchers develop nanocellulose paper semiconductor to design 3D structures

April 26, 2022 |

In Japan, semiconducting nanomaterials with 3D network structures have high surface areas and a lot of pores that make them excellent for applications involving adsorbing, separating, and sensing. However, simultaneously controlling the electrical properties and creating useful micro- and macro-scale structures, while achieving excellent functionality and end-use versatility, remains challenging. Now, Osaka University researchers, in […]

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TotalEnergies and ENEOS studying SAF production in Japan

TotalEnergies and ENEOS studying SAF production in Japan

April 25, 2022 |

In Japan, TotalEnergies and ENEOS Corporation announced a collaboration to jointly conduct a feasibility study to assess the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in ENEOS Negishi Refinery in Yokohama city, Japan. The companies have already started to conduct the study for feedstock procurement and production of SAF related to this project. The proposed unit, […]

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Mitsui OSK, MOL and TFG Marine to study biofuel supply chain

Mitsui OSK, MOL and TFG Marine to study biofuel supply chain

April 19, 2022 |

In Japan, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., its wholly-owned company MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd., leading commodity trading company Trafigura Pte Ltd., and its vessel fuel supply joint-venture company TFG Marine Pte Ltd, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding this month. The MOU is for a joint study on the full-scale supply of biodiesel fuel (BDF) […]

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NYK and Sanyo Kaiji launch three month marine biofuel trial

NYK and Sanyo Kaiji launch three month marine biofuel trial

April 19, 2022 |

In Japan, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and its affiliate Sanyo Kaiji Kabushiki Kaisha have started a continuous three-month test navigation using biodiesel supplied by Toyotsu Energy Corporation in tugboats operated by Sanyo Kaiji. The biofuel will be supplied via ship-to-ship using a bunkering ship to supply fuel to the tug, the first time for this […]

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