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2018.06.13

Hiroshima Automobile Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Council and Our
About the start of "Hiroshima" Your Green Fuel "project"
-Aiming to build a local production for local consumption model of next-generation biofuels for automobiles in Hiroshima-

Hiroshima Automobile Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Conference
Euglena Co., Ltd.

 Hiroshima Motor Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Council (hereinafter "Hiroshima Ren") and Euglena Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuru Izumo, hereinafter "Euglena") are expanding the spread of next-generation biofuels for automobiles. We will start the demonstration project plan "Hiroshima" Your Green Fuel "project" in Hiroshima. * Attachment: Materials announced on the day

 In recent years, global warming countermeasures have become an increasingly important issue, and especially in the automobile industry, in order to reduce CO 2 emissions related to automobile use, "energy sources are created and used as power for automobiles. It is important to have the idea of "Well-to-Wheel (from fuel mining to vehicle driving)" in consideration of CO 2 emissions in "the whole process until it is done". To this end, in addition to the development and utilization of electrification technologies for electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles, we will also introduce renewable liquid fuels for gasoline, diesel, and hybrid vehicles, which continue to account for the majority of global automobile demand. , We need to aim for zero CO 2 in Well-to-Wheel.
 Hiroshiren aims to build a local production for local consumption model of carbon-neutral automobile fuel that replaces fossil fuels in order to realize a sustainable automobile society. On the other hand, Euglena Co., Ltd. is working on a commercialization plan for domestic biojet diesel fuel (hereinafter referred to as "domestic biofuel plan") toward 2020. The two sides have agreed to promote a next-generation biofuel demonstration project plan in Hiroshima through collaboration beyond the fields of energy and automobiles.

 In this project, in collaboration with the "Domestic Biofuel Plan" promoted by Euglena, the region that supports the entire value chain from the production and supply of carbon-neutral next-generation biofuels to their use in the Hiroshima region. Aiming to build a creation model, we will strive to popularize and expand next-generation biofuels. Specifically, efforts to produce biofuels made from oils and fats derived from microalgae such as Euglena and used tempura oil discharged from households and companies in the Hiroshima area, and to use them in passenger cars in the Hiroshima area. Is planned to start by 2020. In addition to cultivating microalgae in Hiroshima utilizing CO 2 emitted by businesses in Hiroshima Prefecture, we are also examining the possibility of researching fertilizers and feeds for agriculture, livestock, and fisheries using microalgae residues. We will continue to.

 Hiroshima's local governments, companies, regions, and Euglena Co., Ltd. will work together to make Hiroshima an eco-friendly and green city. With an eye on such a future, the "Hiroshima" Your Green Fuel "project" will start.

Our role of Hiro Jiren and Euglena]
 ・ Hiro Jiren
  Coordination of the entire demonstration project, promotion of utilization of local resources as biofuel raw materials, promotion of renewable energy related businesses in the region, etc.
 ・ Euglena Co., Ltd.
  Manufacture of biofuels, supply to this demonstration project, provision of knowledge on biofuels centered on microalgae-derived fuels, etc.

[About Hiroshima Automobile Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Conference]
 ■ Installation time: June 11, 2015
 ■ Objective: Steady realization of the "2030 Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Vision" as a flag to revitalize the automobile industry in the Hiroshima region
 ■ Permanent organizations: Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Organization, Mazda Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Hiroshima University, Chugoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima City

[About Euglena Co., Ltd.]
 ■ Founded: August 9, 2005
 ■ President and CEO: Mitsuru Izumo
 ■ Summary: In 2005 the world's first microalgae Euglena successfully established outdoor mass culture technology, microalgae Euglena, functional food utilizing such as chlorella,
    In addition to developing and selling cosmetics, we are conducting research toward the production of biofuels. Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in December 2012, and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2014.
    Market change. The management philosophy is "to make people and the earth healthy".
 ■ Location: 5-29-11 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo G-BASE Tamachi 2nd and 3rd floors

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-Contact for inquiries from the press-
Hiroshima Automobile Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Council Energy Expert Subcommittee
Euglena Co., Ltd. Corporate Communication Division

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