CO2 reduction

Sumitomo Rubber to Launch Hydrogen Trial at Shirakawa Factory This August

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it is set to trial the use of hydrogen in some processes at its Shirakawa Factory in Fukushima Prefecture. Demonstration testing for this is slated to run over August 2021 – February 2024. The project will see Sumitomo Rubber receive support from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which...

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Toyoda Gosei Transitions to Renewable Energy at Three Japanese Locations

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has switched over to getting all of its energy from renewables at three locations across Japan, making the shift here at its World Headquarters, its Inabe Plant and its Miyoshi Distribution Center. Toyoda Gosei has already been cutting down on its overall energy use via a number of energy-saving initiatives. This has seen the company...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Plans 20B Yen Investment to Boost Eco-Friendly Production

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) is looking to invest a total of 20 billion yen ($181.1 million) into its silicone business to cut down on CO2 emissions. Half of this total will go toward improving manufacturing processes, while the other half will be used as capital investments to bolster production capacity for eco-friendly products. For its efforts on the manufacturing...

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Volkswagen Adopts Bridgestone’s Enliten Tire Technology for New ID.3 Electric Vehicle

Enliten, an innovative tire technology developed by Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has been adopted for use in the ID.3, a new electric vehicle (EV) from Volkswagen AG. By taking the Enliten technology – which unites environmental friendliness with maneuverability – and combining this in an optimal manner with a new mixing process for compounds, it has been possible to maintain grip...

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Sumitomo Rubber Participates in MOE CO2 Reduction Campaign

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) and its group companies have once again participated in the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction/Light-Down Campaign, an initiative led by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). On June 21, Sumitomo Rubber partially switched off its signage and indoor lighting between 8 pm and 10 pm at its 479 affiliated facilities across Japan, including its Kobe-based headquarters,...

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