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Nippon Shokubai, a Japanese chemical company, develops forests of Banten bay for biodiversity preservation and preventing coastlines from being eroded

| Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 10/17/2018

Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forests of Banten Bay for Biodiversity Preservation

Nippon Shokubai Launches Social Contribution Program to Develop “Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forests of Banten Bay for Biodiversity Preservation”

Date: Oct. 16, 2018
Source: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. has newly begun to develop “Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forests of Banten Bay for Biodiversity Preservation” in the Republic of Indonesia. The company held an opening ceremony for the project and conducted the first round of tree-planting activities.

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Construction of “Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field”, one of Japan’s public-private joint Fukushima reconstruction project, started

| Energy News, Green Business News, Kanagawa News, News | 09/04/2018

Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field - System Structure

NEDO, Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power and Iwatani Start Construction of Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field

Date: Aug. 9, 2018
Source: NEDO

The new 10,000 kW class hydrogen production facility with world largest electrolysis will start supplying hydrogen in 2020

TOKYO – Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and Iwatani Corporation today announced that it has started construction of Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), a large-scale hydrogen energy system in Namie-cho, Fukushima Prefecture.

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KYOCERA Completes 28MW Solar Power Plant in Miyagi Pref., Japan – Provide Equivalent Electricity of Approx 11,100 Households

| Green Business News, News | 07/24/2018

KYOCERA TCL Solar's second largest solar power plant to provide equivalent electricity of approximately 11,100 average households

KYOCERA TCL Solar Completes 28MW Solar Power Plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Date: July 24, 2018
Source: Kyocera Corporation

KYOTO, JapanKyocera Corporation (herein “Kyocera”) and Tokyo Century Corporation (herein “Tokyo Century”) nnounced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (herein “Kyocera TCL Solar”) has completed construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The company has developed this 28MW solar power plant in collaboration with Tokyo-based Tsuboi Corporation and started operations in late June 2018.

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Pacifico Energy successfully completed acquisitions of two additional solar power plant projects, Yanai (12.3MWdc) and Yuza (23.9MWdc)

| Energy News, Green Business News, News, Yamaguchi News | 07/10/2018

Solar Plant at Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Pacifico Energy: Announcement of the Completion of Asset Acquisitions

Date: July 10, 2018
Source: Pacifico Energy K.K.

TOKYOPacifico Energy K.K. (“Pacifico”), a company involved in the development, construction, and operation of some of the largest solar power plants in Japan, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisitions of two additional solar power plants, Yanai (12.3MWdc) and Yuza (23.9MWdc), into its first solar investment fund (the “Fund”).

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Nitto, Industrial Adhesive Tapes Manufacturer, to Provide Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane to Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant in Singapore

| Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 06/22/2018

Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant

Nitto’s RO membrane to be used for Singapore’s first dual-mode desalination plant

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Nitto Denko Corporation

Nitto Denko Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President, CEO COO: Hideo Takasaki; hereafter “Nitto”) won the bid to provide Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane to “Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (also known as KMEDP).” The plant is designed to be able to treat both seawater and freshwater to produce up to 137,000m3 of drinking water per day. Shipping of the membranes is slated to begin this fiscal year 2018 to meet the requirements for the plant’s operational start scheduled in 2020.

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MHPS Successfully Tests Large-Scale High-Efficiency Gas Turbine Fueled by 30% Hydrogen Mix

| Green Business News, Kanagawa News, News | 06/08/2018

How MHPS contributes to the hydrogen supply chain

MHPS Successfully Tests Large-Scale High-Efficiency Gas Turbine Fueled by 30% Hydrogen Mix

Date: Jan 25, 2018
Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Will Contribute to Reducing CO2 Emissions during Power Generation

  • New technology delivers 10% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to natural-gas-fired power plants
  • Stable combustion, lower NOx emissions enabled by proprietary burner developed through NEDO project

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Japan’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Began Operations at the Yamakura Dam in Chiba Prefecture

| Chiba News, Green Business News, News | 06/04/2018

13.7MW plant on the Yamakura Dam Before After

KYOCERA TCL Solar Begins Operation of Japan’s Largest 13.7MW Floating Solar Power Plant

Date: March 27, 2018
Source: Kyocera Corporation

KYOTO, JapanKyocera Corporation (herein “Kyocera”) and Tokyo Century Corporation (herein “Tokyo Century”) announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (herein “Kyocera TCL Solar”) has started operation of Japan’s largest*1 13.7 megawatt (MW) floating solar plant this month. Located on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, the Company held a completion ceremony on March 20 with Kensaku Morita, the Governor of Chiba Prefecture. Kyocera TCL Solar is a joint venture of Kyocera and Tokyo Century established in 2012 to promote large-scale solar projects.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova will build Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant in Istanbul, Turkey

| Energy News, Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 09/17/2017

Energy from Waste System

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build Istanbul’s First Energy from Waste Plant

Date: Sep 15, 2017
Source: Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant for municipal solid waste is to be built in Istanbul. The turnkey contract, together with one-year operation has been awarded to the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova together with its Turkish partner Makyol. The plant will process 1 million tonnes of waste per annum generating around 70 MW of electricity.

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Kubota expands palm oil mill effluent treatment business in Southeast Asia

| Green Business News, News | 03/19/2015

Kubota - Banner

Expansion of palm oil mill effluent treatment business in Southeast Asia – Electricity generation using biogas recovered in palm oil mill effluent treatment
Date: Mar. 19, 2015
Source: Kubota Corporation

Kubota Corporation (Head Office: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President and Representative Director: Masatoshi Kimata; hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) is currently contributing to environmental preservation activities by palm oil manufacturers through the installation of palm oil mill effluent (hereinafter called “POME”) treatment systems in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Toshiba’s ozone generation systems offer optimum solutions for water treatment

| Green Business News, News | 12/04/2014

Toshiba - Ozone Application for Industrial Water Treatment

Toshiba’s ozone generation systems offer optimum solutions for water treatment
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

We first introduced our ozone generation system into the market in 1976, giving us nearly 40 years of experience in updating and upgrading the technology for our customers. Toshiba’s ozone generation systems today are designed especially for municipal water treatment and industrial wastewater treatment, where large amounts of ozone are required.

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Hitachi Joins Smart Community Demonstration Project in Slovenia

| Energy News, Green Business News, News | 12/03/2014

Hitachi Participation in Smart Community Demonstration Project in Slovenia

Participation in Smart Community Demonstration Project in Slovenia
Date: Dec 3, 2014
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

Tokyo, December 3, 2014 — Hitachi, Ltd. (President & COO: Toshiaki Higashihara), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (President & CEO: Nobuhide Hayashi), Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. (President & CEO: Junichi Nishizawa), and THE Power Grid Solution Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Kiyonori Morita) today announced that they have been selected to carry out a feasibility study for a smart community demonstration project in the Republic of Slovenia being run by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as part of its international project for technologies and systems related to energy consumption efficiency.

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Panasonic developed smart town have “self-distributing” energy system and reduce 70% CO2 of emissions

| Energy News, Green Business News, Kanagawa News, News | 11/30/2014

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Goes Into Full-Scale Operation Near Tokyo
Date: Nov 29, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Fujisawa, Japan – The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corporation spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), held today a grand opening ceremony for the forward-looking town located on the outskirts of Tokyo. With its core facility supporting sustainable development of the town and its community now coming into operation, the Fujisawa SST is moving from the construction stage into a new stage where the town is nurtured to grow in full-scale into an eco and smart town that puts a high priority on the residents’ lifestyles.

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Japanese electronic components manufacturer “Murata” joins EcoCampus research program in Singapore

| Green Business News, News | 11/26/2014

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. - Smart Energy Management System

Murata Joins Singapore’s EcoCampus Initiative
Date: Nov 26, 2014
Source: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) signed a Research Collaboration Agreement on 14 November 2014. This marks Murata’s entry into the EcoCampus research program, led by the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N). The NTU Singapore’s EcoCampus initiative is a novel campus-wide sustainability framework with demonstration sites to achieve 35% reduction in energy, water, and waste intensity by 2020, transforming the university campus into one of the most environmentally friendly university campuses in the world.

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Fuel cell vehicles sales expected to reach 400,000 by 2030 in Japan

| Green Business News, News | 11/25/2014

Sales Forecast for Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Fuel cell vehicles sales expected to grow
Date: Nov 24, 2014
Source: NHK World

A survey conducted by a Japanese research firm projects that by 2030, one out of every ten new cars sold in Japan will be eco-friendly fuel cell model. Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting estimates domestic sales of fuel cell vehicles will increase from 10,000 units in 2018 to 50,000 in 2020, and reach 400,000 in 2030.

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Asahi Kasei’s UVC LEDs is expected to use for monitoring of chemicals and drinking water quality inspection

| Green Business News, News, Science and Technology News, Shizuoka News | 11/24/2014

Asahi Kasei's UVC LEDs

High-Output UVC LEDs Now Available For Delivery
Date: Nov 18, 2014
Source: Asahi Kasei Corp.

Start of commercial production of high-output UVC LEDs and launch of Optan™ products for analytical and instrumentation applications.

Asahi Kasei Group company Crystal IS, Inc. of the US has started commercial production of high-output UVC* LEDs at Asahi Kasei facilities in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, and launched the sale of Optan™ UVC LEDs for analytical and instrumentation applications such as monitoring of chemicals in pharmaceutical manufacturing and drinking water quality inspection and control.

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Toshiba Starts Indoor Vegetable Farm Business in Yokosuka, Kanagawa

| Foods and Drinks News, Green Business News, Kanagawa News | 10/01/2014

Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture.

Toshiba Starts Vegetable Production at Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka – Aims to produce 3 million bags of vegetables a year -
Date: Sep 30, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced that it has begun production of vegetables at the Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka, a plant factory in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture. Shipment of the first crop is scheduled for the end of October.

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Japanese steel bridge manufacturer Komaihaltec Inc. gets tailwind from midsize turbine business

| Chiba News, Energy News, Green Business News | 09/23/2014

Wind turbines generate electricity at Komaihaltec's plant in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture.

Komaihaltec gets tailwind from midsize turbine business
Date: Sep 23, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review – by TAKAHISA MIWA

TOKYO — Bridge and steel frame manufacturer Komaihaltec has caught wind of a new market opportunity, selling midsize wind turbines for use in mountainous regions, remote islands and other areas where power supplies are inadequate.

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Fukuoka Gov. expect a lot [from FCVs] in terms of revitalising Fukuoka’s local economy

| Energy News, Fukuoka News, Green Business News, Kyushu News, Science and Technology News | 09/19/2014

Fukuoka Gov. Hiroshi Ogawa, right, visits an FCV exhibition on Aug. 19 in Fukuoka.

Fuel-cell cars to hit market in ’15
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Source: The Japan News by Naoki Ogawa and Hajime Yamagishi
Fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), which use hydrogen and have zero emissions, will soon be on the market. Toyota Motor Corp. is scheduled to release the “ultimate eco-friendly cars” by the end of this fiscal year, which ends on 31 March.

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Japanese water treatment company, Kurita Water Industries, was successfully developed new materials for lithium-ion batteries

| Green Business News | 09/04/2014

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. - Logo

Kurita Announces the Strengthening of its Business in the Energy Field by Making Use of the Clathrate Compound Technology it has Cultivated in Water Treatment
– Successfully Developing New Materials and Entering the Lithium Ion Battery Field

Date: Sep 4, 2014
Source: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Toshiyuki Nakai) is pleased to announce its successful development of new materials to improve the safety of lithium ion batteries by making use of the clathrate compound technology* of chemicals that it has cultivated in water treatment.

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Japan to start “Green Hospitals” project to aim 35% energy-saving effect and CO2 emission reduction in Vietnam

| Energy News, Green Business News, International Cooperation Reports | 09/01/2014

Japan's Green Hospitals Project in Vietnam

Demonstrating “Green Hospitals” in Vietnam – Aiming for 35% Energy-Saving Effect with Energy Efficient Air Conditioning and Energy Management System
Date: Aug 26, 2014
Source: NEDO

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will launch a demonstration project that will introduce about 1,000 energy efficient inverter air conditioners (ACs) and energy management systems to achieve energy efficiency for two hospitals in Vietnam, one in Hanoi and the other in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Panasonic’s First Indoor Vegetable Farm in Singapore

| Foods and Drinks News, Green Business News | 08/11/2014

Panasonic - Indoor Farm in Singapore

Panasonic Contributes to Singapore with First Indoor Vegetable Farm
Date: Aug 11, 2014
Source: Panasonic

Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific (Panasonic) announced its pilot commercial supply of locally-harvested vegetables to Japanese restaurant, Ootoya on July 31st. The premium Japanese crop varieties are cultivated in the country’s first licensed indoor vegetable farm with controlled and optimised conditions.

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Southeast Asian production and consumption are increasing, but advanced recycling framework and technology is lacking

| Fukuoka News, Green Business News, Kyushu News | 08/06/2014

Southeast Asia - Recycling Business

Recycling business picking up in Southeast Asia
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Source: Nikkei – YUICHI SHIGA

TOKYO — At a recycling center in Thailand’s Chonburi Province, Fuji Xerox disassembles some 4,000 tons a year of its used printers collected from various parts of Asia.

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Sony commence selling in-house developed “SORPLAS™” flame-retardant recycled plastic material

| Green Business News, Manufacturing and Production | 08/04/2014

Sony - Sorplas

Sony commences external sales of SORPLAS™ flame-retardant recycled plastic material that achieves high durability and heat resistance, and comprises up to 99% recycled content
Date: Aug 4, 2014
Source: Sony Corporation

Tokyo, Japan — August 4, 2014 – Sony Corporation (“Sony“) today announced that from the beginning of October 2014, it will commence selling its flame-retardant recycled plastic, SORPLAS™ (Sustainable Oriented Recycled Plastic) outside the Sony Group, and will offer this product to a wide variety of manufacturing business operators such as consumer electronics retailers, both within Japan and abroad.

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AGC to Reduce by Six Times(80 million tons) Annual CO2 Emissions in 2020

| Green Business News, News | 07/11/2014

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. - ATTOC

AGC to Reduce by Six Times Annual CO2 Emissions in 2020 through Energy-Saving, Energy-Creating Products
Date: Jul 10, 2014
Source: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, July 10, 2014—AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Ishimura) announces that it will enable avoidance of as much as six times the AGC Group’s own annual CO2 emissions in 2020, through its energy-saving and energy-creating products.

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Teruyuki Ono who was senior official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gov. received “Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award”

| Awards and Honors, Green Business News, Key Persons Reports, News, Reports | 04/25/2014

Teruyuki Ono

Japanese wins California air award
Date: Apr 25, 2014
Source: Kyodo News

A former senior official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government became the first Japanese to win the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award handed out by the California state government.

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