Tag: Japan

Suntory Group creates prototype 100% bio-based PET bottle

Suntory Group creates prototype 100% bio-based PET bottle

December 15, 2021 |

In Japan, Suntory Group announced that, as a crucial step toward its aim to use 100% sustainable PET bottles globally by 2030 and eliminate all petroleum-based virgin plastic from its global PET supply, the company has successfully created a prototype PET bottle made from 100% plant-based materials. The prototype has been produced for the company’s […]

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Japanese consortium develop ROBOSHIP hybrid vessel

Japanese consortium develop ROBOSHIP hybrid vessel

December 14, 2021 |

In Japan, Tokyo-based firm e5 Lab Inc. and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed to provide the design for “ROBOSHIP,” a standard hybrid electric propulsion vessel the two companies are seeking to promote as a vision for the future of ships, for a 499-ton biomass fuel carrier […]

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K Line successfully conducts marine biofuel trial with bp

K Line successfully conducts marine biofuel trial with bp

December 2, 2021 |

In Japan, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has successfully conducted a trial use of marine biofuel which was supplied by bp on car carrier “POLARIS HIGHWAY”. “K” LINE signed a deal for marine biofuel supply with bp. The marine biofuel was delivered to the vessel at the Dutch port of Flushing on Nov 6, […]

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Mitsubishi Chemical licenses biomass-based polyester technology to Mitsui Chemicals

Mitsubishi Chemical licenses biomass-based polyester technology to Mitsui Chemicals

November 22, 2021 |

In Japan, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has recently signed a licensing agreement with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. for the related patent including MCC-owned basic patent (JP4380654) on a biomass-based polyester. The products covered by this license include polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which use renewable biomass resources, and are expected to have a variety of industrial applications such as […]

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JCG and Cosmo Oil to use Honeywell Ecofining for Japan SAF project

JCG and Cosmo Oil to use Honeywell Ecofining for Japan SAF project

October 28, 2021 |

In Japan, Honeywell announced that JGC Holdings Corporation and Cosmo Oil Company will use Honeywell Ecofining technology for the first commercial scale sustainable aviation fuel project in Japan.  The project will convert used cooking oil locally collected in Japan into renewable jet fuel meeting ASTM D7566 standards with start-up scheduled in 2025. Honeywell pioneered the […]

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries invests in Cemvita Factory

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries invests in Cemvita Factory

October 28, 2021 |

In Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group has invested in Cemvita Factory, Inc., a Houston-based startup that utilizes innovative synthetic biology to decarbonize heavy industries such as chemical manufacturing, mining, and oil and gas. By investing in Cemvita’s business expansion, MHI continues to deliver on its strategy to identify and accelerate decarbonization opportunities through investments […]

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Sumitomo Chemical successfully produces first waste-based polyolefin production

Sumitomo Chemical successfully produces first waste-based polyolefin production

October 26, 2021 |

In Japan, Sumitomo Chemical has successfully conducted the first waste-based polyolefin production at its laboratory in Japan earlier this year, by use of the ethylene produced by Axens ethanol-to-ethylene technology Atol. This process value chain is complemented with the upfront “Waste to Ethanol” technology by Sekisui Chemical.  This project promotes circular economy making it possible […]

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Japanese researchers improve photoredox properties of panchromatic photosensitizers

Japanese researchers improve photoredox properties of panchromatic photosensitizers

October 25, 2021 |

In Japan, using photocatalysts to reduce CO2 has received a lot of attention recently. Scientists from Tokyo Tech have developed a new osmium complex that can absorb a full wavelength range of visible light and act as a panchromatic redox photosensitizer for CO2 reduction. The team combined this complex with a ruthenium (II) catalyst and […]

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Japanese researchers create tools to control gas-liquid interfaces

Japanese researchers create tools to control gas-liquid interfaces

October 19, 2021 |

In Japan, when liquid meets gas, a unique zone forms. Variable by nature, molecules can cross from one state to another, combining in unique ways to either desirable or unwanted ends. From heat escaping a mug of coffee to increasing molecular concentrations in chemical solutions, gas-liquid interfaces are ubiquitous across nature and engineering. But a […]

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JICA invests $2.5M in Sanergy’s Nairobi Black Soldier Fly project

JICA invests $2.5M in Sanergy’s Nairobi Black Soldier Fly project

October 11, 2021 |

In Japan, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency made an investment of $2.5 million in Sanergy, Inc., a US company which promotes an innovative circular-economy approach in the developing world, including Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy collects human waste from sanitary toilets located in slum areas and other organic waste around the city, and transforms the waste into […]

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