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Euglena to build Japan's largest fuel microalgae culture pool in Taki Town, Mie Prefecture
Concluded an agreement with the implementation of the "Biofuel Algae Production Demonstration Project"
Euglena Co., Ltd., Chubu Plant Service, Mie Prefecture, and Taki Town will work together.
Euglena Co., Ltd.
Euglena Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuru Izumo, hereinafter Euglena Co., Ltd.) is Chubu Plant Service Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, President: Motoki Fukasawa, hereinafter Chubu Plant Service), Mie Prefecture ( With the cooperation of Governor: Hidetaka Suzuki and Taki-cho (Mayor: Yukio Kubo), the "Biofuel Algae Production Demonstration Project" (hereinafter referred to as the "Demonstration Project") was implemented, and the largest fuel microalgae culture pool in Japan was constructed. We would like to inform you that it has been carried.
In the "Demonstration Project", the Taki Crystal Town (Location: Mie) will utilize the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Resources and Energy Agency "2016 Microalgae Fuel Production Demonstration Project Cost Subsidy" (hereinafter referred to as "this subsidy") to create a fuel microalgae culture pool. It will be constructed in Taki-cho, Taki-gun, Taki Prefecture, with the aim of establishing large-scale, low-cost production technology for microalgae for fuel.
Specifically, a facility for researching and cultivating microalgaes for biofuels will be constructed in the area adjacent to the woody biomass power plant owned by Chubu Plant Service, and exhaust gas, wastewater and heat exhausted from the woody biomass power plant will be constructed. By using as a carbon dioxide source and energy required for culturing microalgae, we will work to reduce the cost of producing microalgae for biofuels. The demonstration will start in October 2016, and the culture pool will be scaled up to become one of the largest fuel microalgae culture pools in Japan with a total area of 3,000 m2 or more in 2018.
Since this "demonstration project" has been implemented with the cooperation of Mie Prefecture and Taki Town, Euglena Co., Ltd., Chubu Plant Service, and Mie Prefecture and Taki Town have signed an agreement.
The details are as follows.
■ Project name: Biofuel algae production demonstration project
■ Construction facility name: Algae Energy Research Institute
■ Construction site: Taki Crystal Town (649-17 Nishiyama, Taki-cho, Taki-gun, Mie Prefecture)
■ Demonstration period: October 1, 2016-March 31, 2019
<About the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy "2016 Microalgae Fuel Production Demonstration Project Cost Subsidy">
This subsidy will establish a production technology for domestic biofuels derived from microalgaes by partially subsidizing a demonstration project aimed at establishing a domestic biofuel production system that utilizes indigenous microalgaes in Fukushima Prefecture. The purpose is to build a stable energy supply and demand structure. Euglena Co., Ltd. was adopted as a subsidy company for this subsidy in May 2016.
<About Chubu Plant Service Co., Ltd.>
Since its founding in 1958, the Chubu Electric Power Group has made the best use of its abundant experience and technological capabilities to investigate and design various plants such as power generation equipment, gas supply equipment, petrochemical plant equipment, and environmental / waste treatment equipment.・ We provide integrated engineering services from construction to maintenance. In addition, we are focusing on forestry projects and regional revitalization, centered on "Taki Biopower," which started operation in June 2016.
<About Euglena Co., Ltd.>
In 2005, we succeeded in establishing the world's first outdoor mass culture technology for the Euglena In addition to developing and selling functional foods and cosmetics that utilize the Euglena Listed on TSE Mothers in December 2012. TSE First Section market change in December 2014.
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