Renewable Energy News in Japan

Falcon Best for Japan's Renewables Saya Shibuya
6/10/2022 - For Japan’s growing offshore renewable sector, Shibuya Diving Industry Ltd (SDI), chose another Saab Seaeye Falcon for their Falcon fleet.

“As a diving company, an underwater robotic vehicl...
NYK Enters Comprehensive Partnership Agreement with Akita Prefecture
2/21/2022 - On February 8, NYK concluded a comprehensive partnership agreement with Akita Prefecture (Norihisa Satake, governor) for collaboration in Akita prefecture in the fields of promotion and nurturing huma...
NYK Establishes Akita Branch to Expand Businesses Related to Domestic Offshore Wind Power Generation
2/21/2022 - NYK has made the decision to open a branch office in April in the city of Akita in Japan’s northern Tohoku region. Of the current domestic offices, the Akita branch will be the first in the Tohoku reg...
MOL, Team Eco Trinity Successfully Convert Microplastics Collected from Seawater into Energy
11/18/2021 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), led by Novelgen Co., Ltd. announced the successful production of carbon products-a potential source of energy comparable to wood pellets-from microplastics and microal...
Joint Project on “Development of Ammonia-fueled ship” Adopted as Green Innovation Fund
10/26/2021 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE), together with ITOCHU Corporation, NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd., Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. and Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd. have jointly applied for and been se...
HORIKAWA SANGYO & INPEX Sign Carbon Neutral Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement
9/30/2021 - HORIKAWA SANGYO Co.,Ltd. (HORIKAWA SANGYO) and INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) jointly announced they entered into a carbon neutral gas sales and purchase agreement. Through this agreement, HORIKAWA SANGYO ...
MOL, Origin Energy Sign MOU for Green Ammonia Supply Chain
8/11/2021 - TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a joint study to build a supply chain of renewable energy-derived ammonia (green ammonia), with a major Australian en...
Feasibility Study on the Receiving & Distribution Business of Imported Hydrogen in Chubu Region
8/6/2021 - Sumitomo Corporation, Chiyoda Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan Research Institute, Limited, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have been appointed by the New Energy and Industrial Tec...
Commencement of Research on the Hydrogen Supply Model in Coastal Area of Kansai Region
7/28/2021 - Marubeni Corporation, Iwatani Corporation, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC and Nippon Steel Pipeline & Engineering Co. Ltd. are pleased to announce the entrustment of research on the Hydrogen Supply ...
Appointment to the Managing Board of the Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A)
7/5/2021 - Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) is pleased to announce its appointment as a managing board member of the Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A), an open and cross-industry organization with a comprehensive u...
Toyoda Gosei Switches to Renewable Energy Sources at 3 Locations
6/23/2021 - Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has switched to renewable energy sources for all the power used at three of its locations: the World Headquarters, Inabe Plant, and Miyoshi Distribution Center. The company has ...
Neste, ITOCHU Collaborate on First Delivery of Renewable Desel in Japan
6/9/2021 - Neste and ITOCHU Corporation have announced that they are joining forces to deliver renewable diesel to the Japanese market. In this collaboration, ITOCHU Corporation will be the first company in Ja...
Neste, Mitsui & Toyota to Start 1st Production of Renewable Plastics
5/20/2021 - Neste, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. announced that they are joining forces to enable Japan’s first industrial-scale production of renewable plastics and chemicals from 100% bio-based...
MHI Invests in Starfire Energy to Accelerate Efforts to Energy Transition
4/9/2021 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced that it has invested in Starfire Energy Inc., the leading developer of modular chemical plants for the production of green ammonia and hydrogen with a...
Establishment of a Carbon Neutral LNG Buyers Alliance
3/9/2021 - Today, the following 15 companies have come together to establish the Carbon Neutral LNG (“CNL”) Buyers Alliance (the “Alliance”): Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Takashi Uchida), Asahi Group Holdings...
Establishment of Carbon Neutral Promotion Group
3/9/2021 - We are pleased to announce to establish a new department focusing on businesses and projects for carbon neutrality including renewable energy effective on April 1st, 2021.

The requirement ...
Toyo & Velocys Execute Collaboration Agreement
2/8/2021 - Velocys plc, the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) to start the development of their commer...
Peninsula Announces Global Sustainability Initiative
2/5/2021 - Peninsula, the leading marine fuel solutions company, has initiated its Global Sustainability Initiative. Having been one of the first suppliers to provide Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) in 2019, P...
Successful Completion of the World’s First Global Hydrogen Supply Chain
2/2/2021 - Chiyoda Corporation, together with Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co. Ltd and NYK Line, the other members of the Advanced Hydrogen Energy chain Association for technology Development (AHEAD), is ple...
Marubeni Participates in Development of Renewable Energy Procurement & Trading Platform
7/5/2019 - Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) is pleased to announce that on July 1, 2019, Marubeni signed a convertible loan agreement with WePower UAB (WePower), which is a start-up company developing a renewable...

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