euglena Co., Ltd.
Euglena refuels domestically produced SAF “Susteo” for the first time on a government aircraft
First use of SAF as a Japanese government aircraft
euglena Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuru Izumo) is a domestically produced SAF * 1 “Susteo” manufactured and sold by our company for two government aircraft (Boeing 777-300ER) operated by the Ministry of Defense. *2 (hereafter referred to as “Susteo”) was refueled, and the aircraft was operated for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s attendance at the 2022 ASEAN Summit, the G20 Bali Summit, and the APEC Summit from November 12. increase. This is the first time that the SAF will be used on a Japanese government plane.
Government aircraft refueling SAF “Susteo” from a referrer
Susteo, which we have supplied this time, uses used cooking oil and euglena oils and fats extracted from microalgae euglena as raw materials. Conforms to the standard*3. “Susteo” emits CO2 during the fuel combustion stage, but since plants and Euglena, which are the raw materials of used cooking oil, both absorb CO2 through photosynthesis during the growth process, CO2 emissions when using fuel are reduced. It is expected to contribute to the realization of carbon neutrality, where the amount of emissions is effectively plus or minus zero. This time, at Haneda Airport, a total of 5KL of “Susteo” was refueled for the main and auxiliary planes.
*1 SAF is an abbreviation for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, which is a mixture of conventional jet fuel and fuel made from sustainable raw materials such as animal and vegetable oils and used edible oils. It has the same properties and standard certification as conventional jet fuel, and has the effect of reducing CO2 emissions.
*2 The name of the biofuel manufactured and sold by our company, which is made from highly sustainable biomass raw materials that do not cause problems such as competition with food or deforestation. In addition, the SAF to be supplied this time will be used in the “Bio jet fuel production technology development project / construction of a supply chain model through demonstration, fine Manufactured under the adoption of Algae Fundamental Technology Development.
*3 The pure bio-jet fuel manufactured by our company through the BIC process using biological oils such as microalgae and used edible oil as raw materials meets the international standards set by ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials). conforms to ASTM D7566 Annex 6.
-About euglena Co., Ltd.-
In 2005, we succeeded in establishing the world’s first edible outdoor mass culture technology for microalgae Euglena. In addition to developing and selling foods and cosmetics using microalgae such as euglena and chlorella, we also manufacture and develop biofuels and provide genetic analysis services. In addition, since 2014, we have continued to implement the “Euglena GENKI Program,” which delivers Euglena cookies rich in nutrients to children in Bangladesh. We define “Sustainability First” as our Euglena Philosophy and develop our business. https://euglena.jp
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