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Build synergy with group companies.

By strengthening cooperation with Yaeyama Sangyo
Building synergies for the group



Euglena Group
For Yaeyama breeding to build synergies

"Personnel is in the right place in the right time. Will you do your best on Ishigaki Island to build synergies for the Euglena

In June 2013, as the director of the Production Technology Development Section of the Research and Development Department at that time (Director of the Institute of Industrial Science), joint research with various companies and the production of algae at the Institute of Industrial Science, Ishigakijima (established in October 2012). Ryohei Nakano, who was engaged in technological development, received a resignation from Izumo of our company for personnel changes. The transfer destination is Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd., which is wholly owned by Euglena Co., Ltd., located in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture. A few months after making the company a wholly owned subsidiary in March 2013, it was a resignation aimed at strengthening cooperation with the company.

Nakano suddenly resigned
"It's a lie that I wasn't worried about a new environment that was completely different from my career as a researcher, but with regard to synergies with Yaeyama Sangyo, it's rewarding because I've created a foundation of trust. I felt it was a job. "

Euglena Co., Ltd. in October 2008.
After graduating from the doctoral course, I was engaged in research on plant photosynthesis as a researcher at a university, but I joined the company because I wanted to utilize the knowledge and experience I had cultivated in research that is more directly linked to business.

After joining the company, he was engaged in joint research with various partners as an immediate force in the research field, and engaged in research on efficient culture methods for Euglena. From around 2010, he has been involved in joint research between Hitachi Plant Technologies (currently Hitachi, Ltd.) and Nippon Oil (currently JXTG Energy), and Ishigaki Island, which is a production base for Euglena, in order to acquire outdoor culture data of Euglena. I spent my days going back and forth between Yaeyama Shokusan and the Central Research Laboratory, which is the research base for Euglena in the University of Tokyo.

Euglena cultivation, as well as knowledge and personal connections regarding the work of Yaeyama Sangyo, which is a production factory. He was the best person to achieve the mission of "technological innovation of algae production system".

Aiming to strengthen cooperation between research institutes and production plants

Euglena Group by Izumo, first worked on strengthening the cooperation between the research institute and the production plant.

"From a production factory with experience, intuition, and courage to a production factory that is visualized and quantified. I want to closely exchange information between the research institute and the production factory by quantifying the information."

In order to realize efficient production of Midorimushi and Chlorella, Nakano exchanged information between the laboratory and the production factory closely, and the experimental results in the laboratory were transferred to the factory, and the issues in the production plant were transferred to the laboratory. I thought it was important to give prompt and precise feedback.
It is said that some of the members were confused by Nakano's method, which was different from the conventional method. However, he gradually sympathized with Nakano's "research institute and production factory."

From around 2015, the number of researchers will be increased, and the cooperation between the research institute and the production factory will be closer, and efficient production will be realized.

Appointed President of Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd. in December 2017

I want to deliver Euglena to as many people as possible

In parallel with strengthening the cooperation between the laboratory and the production plant, Nakano worked on the development and expansion of the production system for Euglena and Chlorella.

The production of Euglena used by Euglena in foods and cosmetics is handled by Yaeyama Sangyo, and producing high-quality Euglena with high production efficiency was the most important issue for the Euglena group. ..

Nakano will launch a project to increase Euglena production to solve this problem.

"At that time, the exposure of Euglena on TV and other media increased, and it began to become a hot material. I want to deliver Euglena to as many people as possible. I promoted the project with that in mind."

However, because Nakano himself had no experience in expanding equipment at the production plant, he set sail through trial and error.
Starting with drafting a plan for large-scale capital investment and applying for subsidies to related ministries and agencies, we proceeded with a wide range of tasks such as factory design and equipment selection in cooperation with our colleagues (Release https: /). /www.euglena.jp/news/n20130903/).

As a result, in January 2017, the production increase work for Yaeyama Sangyo was completed, and a system was established that could produce 160 tons of Euglena annually, which is double the production volume up to that point (release https: // www). .euglena.jp/news/n20170131/).

In August 2018, the following year, facilities such as the "Advanced Production Development Building", which is responsible for research and development of advanced production technologies such as Euglena, were completed (release https://www.euglena.jp/news/20180911). -2 /). Nakano is still focusing on strengthening the cooperation between the laboratory and the production factory, and establishing a system to produce high-quality chlorella and euglena with high production efficiency.

Completion ceremony for production equipment production increase work held in 2017

Aiming for an accident-free production factory

Nakano is now focusing on safety and health management. We believe that all of our colleagues need to have a high awareness of health and safety, change their behavior, and change their habits.

Currently, Yaeyama Shokusan has a disaster-free record of over 600 days, which corresponds to the Type 1 disaster-free record set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Nakano is focusing on extending this record to 1000 days and 2000 days.

We must change safety awareness, encourage safe behavior, establish safety habits, and ultimately make safety first a culture.
"Never cause occupational accidents. Build a corporate culture that puts safety first."

Nakano believes that health and safety management is the basis of all operations, and is working on this mission with his colleagues.

In-house hygiene competition held at Yaeyama Sangyo (2018)

Posted in February 2019

Euglena Data

~ Euglena and Chlorella ~

Euglena powder (left) and chlorella powder (right) produced by Yaeyama Sangyo


Ryohei Nakano Executive Officer in charge of Production Technology Development

Joined the company in October 2008.
After joining the company, engaged in various joint research as a researcher. Since 2013, he has been appointed as a director of Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd., and is responsible for building synergies Euglena In 2017, he became the representative director of Yaeyama Shokusan (current position). Euglena Co., Ltd. has been in charge of production technology development.

"A number of projects Euglena Co., Ltd. and all of Yaeyama's colleagues. In the future, we will make use of the research and production equipment and know-how that we have accumulated so far to evolve into a" mother factory for algae production. " I want to go. "

euglena Projects


Bangladeshi children
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Euglena, which no one can do
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Raise it to the 30 billion yen market.


Lunch for all elementary schools.


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Incubate Euglena.


Euglena cosmetics business
Launch it.


Japan's first bio-jet fuel
Build a manufacturing plant.


The name of "Euglena"
Use it as a weapon.


Euglena in China
Spread it.


Acquire super-Euglena.


Solve the poverty issue in Bangladesh with the Mung Bean Project.


Develop a new product with Takeda using Euglena.


Cultivate Euglena using sewage in sewage treatment plants.


Create a set of guiding principles for euglena’s employees.


Cultivate Euglena using Japanese proprietary technology.


Aim to create an office that promotes a pleasant working environment for our employees.


Establish the Yugurin Nursery School next to our office.


Contribute to community revitalization on Ishigaki Island with Euglena.


Raise awareness of Euglena
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Open a Euglena café on Ishigaki Island.


Raise Hinai chickens using Euglena as animal feed.


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Produce biofuel using Euglena.





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With Jiyugaoka
Spread Euglena.


Launch a processing plant for Euglena supplements.


Contribute to community revitalization on Ishigaki Island through the power of science.


Develop new Euglena core cosmetics.


Contribute toward solving food shortages among Rohingya refugees.


Beauty ingredients derived from Euglena
Elucidate the research.


Supporting students in taking on challenges!
Start all-year-round recruitment.


Acquire Halal certification for Euglena and Chlorella.


Euglena that extends healthy life expectancy
Discover the possibilities.


Taketomi Island prawn farming business


Drive your car on Euglena biodiesel fuel at the G20 Karuizawa.


Plan a mascot character to communicate the appeal of Euglena from Ishigaki Island.


Recruit and select CFOs (Chief Financial Officers).


Domestic Kalahari watermelon