LP gas is the main product of the Group. Among fossil energy sources (oil, coal, natural gas, and LP gas) both it and natural gas produce relatively smaller amounts of CO₂ emissions, and the gas emissions when burning it are very clean. As such, it holds promise as an immediately available tool for combating global warming.
It also has various distinctive characteristics that set it apart from other fossil energy sources. First, because it is easily converted to liquid form, reducing it to around 1/250th the volume, it is highly portable. This means that it can be supplied to various areas, including remote islands and mountainous areas not serviced by the utility gas infrastructure. It also makes for an immediate heat source for disaster areas.
The Group is actively engaged in the renewable energy business, utilizing clean energy to contribute to reducing CO₂ emissions.
As of September 2020, SINANEN CO., LTD. operates six megawatt-level solar power plants in Japan. The amount of power generated in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 was around 30,000 megawatts.
We also offer maintenance support services for solar power facilities and are contributing to the growth of the solar power generation business.
SINANEN CO., LTD. is engaged in wind power generation development both in Japan and abroad and operates wind turbines to harness wind energy, transmitting that force to power generation equipment for the production of electric power.
In the second half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, we plan to launch a large-scale wind power generation business in South Korea. In Japan, we are developing a power generation business based on micro wind turbines, which will allow efficient power generation from even light winds.
SINANEN ECOWORK Co., Ltd. supplies RPF*, which is made from recycled wood chips, waste plastic, waste paper, and other materials. It is used in such applications as fuel for biomass power generation as an alternative to coal and other fossil fuels.
*RPF stands for "refuse derived paper and plastics densified fuel." It is a high-grade solid fuel made from industrial waste, primarily used paper and waste plastic that is difficult to recycle.
Utilizing LPWA-based IoT in the supply of LP gas, which requires meter reading, delivery, and security, we have improved security and operational efficiency and are working to increase efficiency of delivery.
These efforts are expected to help reduce CO2 emissions.
*LPWA stands for "low-power wide-area." It is a collective term for new wireless communication technology that originated primarily in Europe and, as the name suggests, it provides for communication over a wide area with low power.
As a participant in the Green Eco Project, Japan Enagic Co., Ltd. is engaged in initiatives to promote and support ongoing eco-friendly driving activities, reduce CO2 emissions, lower costs by improving fuel economy, and prevent accidents.
At the Group's headquarters office, we are engaged in energy conservation activities, including thorough air conditioning temperature control and turning off lights at lunchtime.
We are also working on paperless operations by utilizing DocuWorks*, which allows us to use a server to share data between group companies.
*DocuWorks is a registered trademark of Fuji Xerox.
The Group strictly observes laws and ordinances related to industrial waste.
Working together as a group, we work to properly dispose of industrial waste. Specifically, this includes equipping the Group employees with correct knowledge through risk management training and holding seminars on industrial waste disposal laws led by group company SINANEN ECOWORK Co., Ltd.
In 2020, SINANEN CO., LTD. launched the SINANEN Akari-no-Mori Project for protecting bountiful forests through the use of clean energy.
Through this project, we collaborate with municipalities and non-profit organizations on tree planting and forest protection activities in the aim of creating bountiful forests and preventing global warming.
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