Environment Energy 

Asahi Kasei began sourcing electricity from renewable energy in March 2023

Dinamica® microfiber production facility Düsseldorf, New York and Tokyo, 4 April 2023 – Asahi Kasei“s production facility for Dinamica® microfiber resembling suede at its Nonwovens Plant in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, has acquired the first Certificate of Renewable Energy Use, utilizing Hitachi’s Powered by RE system, which visualizes the usage of renewable energy. The certification, acquired on March 8, 2023, ensures that the production facility for Dinamica® is powered by 100% renewable energy. Today, companies are making efforts to become carbon neutral throughout the value chain to realize a sustainable society,…

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Yield forecasts for the growing solar market in Poland and Eastern Europe

4cast expands customer relations in the Eastern European region 4cast as the leading provider of solar energy yield forecasts in Germany announces the rollout of its services throughout Europe. Sascha Bauer (CEO 4cast) plans to build on the national success and widely serve the international market. The yield forecasts, based on state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and data analysis methods, will now be targeted at the growing solar market in Poland and Eastern Europe. New PV systems with a capacity of 8.3 GW are expected to be installed in Poland by…

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„Hessian State Prize for Energy 2022“ to Proton Motor in the category „Mobility“

Emission-free hydrogen fuel cell system „HyRange® Extender“ convinces expert jury. | As an H2 key player, Proton Motor relies on co-operations and alliances in the energy sector. | Puchheim near Munich, December 13, 2022 – The hydrogen fuel cell producer „Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH“ ( www.proton-motor.de) received the great honour of the first placement at the end of November. As part of this year’s ceremony of the „Hessian State Prize for Innovative Energy Solutions 2022“, the HyRange® system was awarded as the winner. The LEA LandesEnergyAgency, which assumes central…

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Asahi Kasei participates in investment in Circularise

Düsseldorf and Tokyo, 6 December 2022 – Asahi Kasei has decided to invest in Circularise B.V., a startup company in the Netherlands that provides digital product passports and mass balance bookkeeping software, together with Brightlands Venture Partners, 4impact capital, and Neste, in November 2022. Circularise is a startup company founded in 2016 aiming to accelerate the shift towards a circular economy through supply chain traceability and transparency. Circularise has developed a highly reliable supply chain management system that achieves both data anonymity and transparency using blockchain technology. By doing so,…

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EBARA presents the DYNOX™ Gas Abatement System

Ground-breaking climate- and cost-friendly solution for abating exhaust gases After intensive development work, EBARA Precision Machinery Europe presents the innovative and trend-setting exhaust Gas Abatement System DYNOX™. DYNOX™ sets standards when it comes to the environment and efficiency. DYNOX™ combines all the benefits of the previous S.DOC™ technology in one single product. Thanks to advanced technology, DYNOX™ allows: – an enormous cost savings – up to 95% lower electricity costs compared to conventional systems – an exemplary sustainability – no gases (fuel gas, oxygen, nitrogen) are required – an excellent…

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Energy transition: Conflict Fuel in Nigeria

The global energy world reacts to crises – climate and environmental pollution knows no borders. When states rely on oil – in conversation with Thomas Wegener, on the social commitment of GrowExpress Ltd. in Ibadan, Nigeria, by Dr. Thomas Schulte, lawyer and specialist author from Berlin. Oil, coal, gas – is the end of fossil fuels within reach due to worldwide crises? In 2005, fossil fuels covered 81 percent of the world’s energy needs. As of 2019, energy obtained from renewable energy sources accounted for 13.8 percent of global consumption.…

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Asahi Kasei starts construction of alkaline water electrolysis pilot test plant

Hydrogen production in Kawasaki, Japan Düsseldorf, New York and Tokyo, 9 November 2022 – Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, has started the construction of an alkaline water electrolysis pilot test plant for hydrogen production at its Kawasaki Works location in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Construction and operation of the plant is supported by the „Green Innovation Fund“ of Japan“s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the end of October 2022. Start of operation is targeted in early 2024 following construction work,…

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Asahi Kasei joins the Hydrogen Council

Düsseldorf, 2 November 2022 – Asahi Kasei announced that it has joined the Hydrogen Council as a steering member. The Hydrogen Council is a global initiative to advance the role of hydrogen in the clean energy transition for sustainability. Founded in January 2017, the Hydrogen Council now includes close to 150 companies and organizations across the entire hydrogen value chain. Hydrogen-related business is one of Asahi Kasei’s „10 Growth Gears“ (GG10), businesses to lead the next phase of growth in fields of focus as part of its medium-term management plan…

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Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore acquires ISCC PLUS certification

Production of polyphenylene ether (PPE) using biomass-derived raw material Düsseldorf, New York and Tokyo, 18 October 2022 – Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore Pte Ltd (APS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, acquired the widely recognized international certification ISCC PLUS1 for its polyphenylene ether (PPE) as a sustainable product on September 19, 2022. Production of PPE using biomass-derived raw material is scheduled to begin in January 2023. PPE is an engineering plastic that is blended with other resins such as polystyrene and polyamide to form…

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Asahi Kasei Europe becomes member of joint blockchain technology pilot project

ISCC PLUS certification Düsseldorf and Tokyo – 11 October 2022 – In September 2022 Asahi Kasei Europe became member of a pioneering joint project on blockchain technology for the ISCC PLUS certification. Led by the Dutch software provider Circularise and the Japanese trading company Marubeni, this project aims at enhancing the efficiency of the certification process and the integrity of the certified data. In order to achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 and to contribute to a carbon-neutral society, the Asahi Kasei Group is currently enhancing activities…

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