NEDO's open call for "Biojet fuel production technology development project / Construction of supply chain model through demonstration, development of microalgae basic technology"
Our bio-jet fuel business / microalgae research and development for fuel has been adopted
Euglena Co., Ltd.
Euglena Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuru Izumo) is conducting research and development on the bio-jet fuel business and microalgae for fuel, which is being promoted by the National Research and Development Corporation New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (hereinafter referred to as "" NEDO ") is pleased to announce that it has been adopted for the open call for participants" Bio-jet fuel production technology development business / Construction of supply chain model through demonstration, development of microalgae basic technology "in the bio-jet fuel production technology development business.
We started research and development of biofuels in 2010, and in addition to research and development on microalgae for fuel, in October 2018, Japan's first biojet diesel fuel production demonstration plant (hereinafter referred to as "biofuel production demonstration plant") ”) Has been completed, and we are working on empirical research and production of biofuels. In addition, we aim to start the operation of a commercial biofuel manufacturing plant by the end of 2025, and we are conducting business studies and research and development to realize this.
This time, NEDO's publicly solicited "Biojet fuel production technology development project / Construction of supply chain model through demonstration, development of microalgae basic technology" includes research and development on biojet fuel business and microalgae for fuel. It was adopted. As a result, we plan to receive subsidy support for operating costs of biofuel production demonstration plants, business study costs for commercialization, investment in demonstration equipment for culturing microalgae for fuel, and operating costs.
Going forward, we will accelerate the establishment of a consistent supply chain from raw material procurement to fuel manufacturing technology and fuel supply, and the establishment of technology for the production of microalgae as a raw material for fuel, toward the start of operation of a commercial biofuel manufacturing plant by the end of 2025. Let me do it.
NEDO's publicly-offered project "Bio-jet fuel production technology development project / Construction of supply chain model through demonstration, development of microalgae basic technology" * 1 details are as follows.
* 1 Quote: NEDO homepage: https://www.nedo.go.jp/koubo/FF2_100285.html
 Bio-jet fuel production technology development project (demonstration of microalgae basic technology)
Open call for participants:
Demonstration project on a scale of 1 unit for practical use of microalgae, which is also a raw material for bio-jet fuel and is one of the carbon recycling technologies, in order to establish a stable mass culture technology for microalgae.
FY2020-2024 (consignment project until 2022, subsidized project after 2023)
Business scale of the selected business:
Assuming 500 to 3 billion yen per case for the entire period (details of contract amount and subsidy amount are not disclosed)
* The contract amount and subsidy may be reduced from the proposed amount due to future examinations and changes in the national budget.
Number of adoptions:
3 cases (including our company)
Name of our adopted business and co-consignor:
Empirical research of next-generation bio-jet fuel business model based on cascade utilization of microalgae biomass
Our company, Denso Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Kakoki Corporation,
Tokyokaiyo University, Gadjah Mada University, Chuo University * 2
* 2 Mitsubishi Kakoki Co., Ltd., Tokyokaiyo University, and Gadjah Mada University are subcontracted from Euglena
Chuo University is subcontracted from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
<Implementation system diagram of microalgae basic technology development project>
Since our company was adopted for the development of microalgae basic technology (microalgae basic technology demonstration) in the open call for participants business, NEDO Euglena Overseas Culture Demonstration Project" * 3 jointly with ITOCHU Corporation. We will promote it as a public offering business. With Indonesia, which is suitable for culturing microalgae, as the implementing country of this open call for participants, construction of aquaculture demonstration equipment, development of elemental technologies such as cultivation, harvesting, drying, extraction of algae oil, utilization of residue, and algae oil With the support of NEDO, we will carry out research and development to utilize the residue after extraction as a feed material for aquaculture.
* 3 Released on June 19, 2019 https://www.euglena.jp/news/20190619-2/
Released on November 27, 2019 https://www.euglena.jp/news/20191122-2/
 Building a supply chain model through demonstration
Open call for participants:
Focusing on pure bio-jet manufacturing technology that can technically realize the expected future manufacturing scale, future commercialization from raw material procurement, pure bio-jet fuel production, mixing with jet fuel, supply to destination facilities Building a supply chain model through demonstrations on a scale that looks ahead
Total amount of subsidies for selected projects during the project period:
A total of about 6.85 billion yen (the amount of subsidy for each individual company project is not disclosed)
* The subsidy may be reduced from the proposed amount due to future examinations and changes in the national budget.
Number of adoptions:
2 cases (including our company)
Name of our adopted business:
Building a commercial supply chain for bio-jet fuel and reducing manufacturing costs through oil-based processes
(Click here for the announcement of adoption by NEDO https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101363.html)
With the cooperation of various partners and related parties, we carry out demonstration projects, commercialization studies, and research and development toward the realization of the "Sustainability First" world, and never take concrete measures against climate change. The public and private sectors will work together to realize a sustainable society by contributing to the reliable market formation and social implementation of bio-jet fuel production so as not to delay it. Through this initiative, among the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) that are common to the international community, "GOAL: 7 Energy for everyone and clean" "GOL: 9 Let's lay the foundation for industry and technological innovation" We will contribute to "GOAL13: Take concrete measures against climate change", "GOAL14: Protect the abundance of the sea", and "GOAL17: Achieve goals through partnership".
＜About euglena Co., Ltd.＞
In 2005, euglena succeeded in establishing the world’s first outdoor mass cultivation technology for Euglena microalgae for food use. In addition to developing and selling products that include functional foods and cosmetics that utilize Euglena and Chlorella microalgae, euglena conducts research in producing biofuel. euglena has also been expanding eligible products for the “euglena GENKI Program” to all Group products including cosmetics since April 2019. This program has been running since 2014 and delivers nutrient-rich Euglena cookies to children in Bangladesh. The company was also listed on the Mothers Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2012 and subsequently updated to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2014. euglena has been developing its business based on the euglena philosophy of “Sustainability First.” https://euglena.jp
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