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Press Release

Demonstrations Begin for a Community-based Biofuel Production System on the Island of Tanegashima

-A Small-scale Distributed Plant for Fuel Production and a Centralized Plant for Resin Regeneration Developed-
October  31,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
EPSILON Co., Ltd.
Tohoku University

As part of a NEDO project, EPSILON Co., Ltd. and Tohoku University developed a small-scale distributed plant for fuel production and a centralized plant for resin regeneration in Nishino-omote City on the island of Tanegashima, establishing a biodiesel production system suitable for both local production and local consumption.

Full-scale demonstrations of this community-based biofuel production system will start at a later date.

For more information, please contact

NEDO Innovation Promotion Department
Contact Persons: Satoh, Kitagawa Tel: +81-44-520-5175­

EPSILPN Co., Ltd.
Contact Persons: Minami, Niwa Tel: +81-45-323-2521­

Tohoku University, Graduate School of Engineering, Public Relations Office
Contact Person: Banba Tel: +81-22-795-5898­ E-mail: eng-pr@grp.tohoku.ac.jp