Yilkins and Tokuyama: torrefaction plant in Yamaguchi, Japan.

In the collaboration between Yilkins and Tokuyama Corporation, an agreement has been signed for the installation of a torrefaction plant in Yamaguchi, Japan. This plant will convert agricultural residues into torrefied biomass, an environmentally friendly replacement for fossil coal. This project supports Tokuyama's ambitious goals in the field of renewable energy and reducing CO₂ emissions.
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About Tokuyama Corporation and its project goals.

Founded in 1918, Tokuyama Corporation is a leading Japanese chemical manufacturing company operating in five segments: chemicals, cement, electronics, life sciences and environmental products. With a rich history in innovation and sustainability, Tokuyama is committed to finding solutions to global environmental problems, including global warming.

Tokuyama’s priority is to combat global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The objectives:

Objective 1

A 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the 2030 financial year (compared to 2019).

Objective 2

Achieving carbon neutrality by fiscal year 2050.

How Yilkins technology contributes to this.

Yilkins provides advanced drying and torrefaction technologies that convert a wide range of organic waste streams, such as forestry and agricultural residues, into standardized fuel products. These technologies offer significant benefits:
Yilkins has spent more than five years developing these technologies, which are unique in their ability to process various types of agricultural residues and invasive species.

About the project in Yamaguchi.

The new torrefaction plant will be installed at the Tokuyama plant in Yamaguchi. The torrefied material will be used to produce pellets that replace fossil coal. These pellets will also be evaluated for the production of green electricity for Tokuyama’s own use. This initiative marks a significant step towards a carbon-neutral society.

Impact on sustainability.

Yilkins’ innovative technology plays a crucial role in achieving Tokuyama’s sustainability goals. By replacing fossil coal with torrefied biomass, Tokuyama will:

Contribute to the
reduction of
CO₂ emissions.

Implement a sustainable and cost-effective solution for energy generation.

Yilkins’ technology not only provides environmental benefits, but also optimizes operational costs, providing a better business case for Tokuyama.

The ambitions of tomorrow.

Tokuyama director Yuji Inoue emphasizes the importance of this collaboration: “We appreciate Yilkins’ innovative technology. We hope that our work with Yilkins will be an opportunity to popularize black pellets and achieve a carbon-neutral society.”

Rob Voncken, CEO of Yilkins, added: “We appreciate that Tokuyama has placed their trust in Yilkins technology to help develop their business and improve the adoption and implementation of their sustainability goals.”

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