Toyota Tsusho Commences Supply of Biofuel to Container Liner at Fukuyama Port

  • Machinery, Energy & Project


Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("Toyota Tsusho") announced today that it supplied biodiesel fuel ("biofuel") to the container liner INTEGRATIVE EARTH operated by KAMBARA KISEN Co., Ltd. ("KAMBARA KISEN") at Fukuyama Port in Hiroshima Prefecture for trial operations using biofuel in August and October of this year.

The biofuel supplied to the INTEGRATIVE EARTH is, as in the previous trials, refined as part of the raw materials from waste cooking oil collected by Toyota Tsusho in cooperation with Daiseki Eco. Solution Co., Ltd. from the employee cafeterias and other facilities of the Toyota Group and Toyota Tsusho Group companies. In the trial conducted in August, the practicality was confirmed through tests of combustibility, oxidation stability, and other properties. In the trial conducted in October, the biofuel blending ratio was further increased, and changes in the same parameters will be measured.

This is Toyota Tsusho's first biofuel supply project in the Chugoku- Shikoku region. In this region, where the maritime industry is thriving, Toyota Tsusho aims to further expand this business, which contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, by utilizing its knowledge and experience.

Toyota Tsusho will contribute to the transition to a decarbonized society, propelling businesses for the carbon neutrality, to pass on a better global environment for our future children.

The INTEGRATIVE EARTH refueled with biofuel

<Our Efforts So Far> (FY2023)
- October 12, 2023: Toyota Tsusho Commences Supply of Biofuel to Fukuoka City Marine Clean-up Vessel in Hakata Port

- August 31, 2023: Toyota Tsusho to Participate in “Liaison Council for Collection of Waste Cooking Oil and Utilization of Biofuel for Domestic Vessels” Launched Today
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- August 22, 2023: Toyota Tsusho Supplies Biofuel to Bulk Carrier at the Port of Kobe

- July 5, 2023: Toyota Tsusho Supplies Biofuel to Wood Chip Vessels
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- May 10, 2023: Toyota Tsusho Launches Japan's First Continuous Supply of Biofuel for Ships on a Commercial Basis

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