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Announcement of Winners of the FY 2017 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that the winners of the FY 2017 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems have been determined. METI is a supporter of this program.

A commendation ceremony will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Kikai Shinko Kaikan, starting at 10:00 a.m. Following the ceremony, winners will deliver presentations on their achievements.

1. Purpose and summary

This awards program was launched in 1975, with the aim of extensively calling for and recognizing outstanding projects and efforts by companies and other industrial groups with excellent technologies that contribute to waste reduction, reuse and recycling, thereby encouraging and fostering such efforts and creating new business. The program is organized by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI; Corporate number: 7010005008147), with the support of METI.

2. Entries and examination

JEMAI started accepting entries in January 2017 by sending application guidance to municipal governments, chambers of commerce and industry, and major industry associations across Japan, while also making the guidance available on its website. During the entry period, which ended on April 17, 2017, JEMAI received 16 entries from a variety of areas in Japan.

The examination committee of experts (chairman: Takashi Nakamura, Emeritus Professor, Tohoku University) examined the entries and chose the winners of the METI Minister's Award, the Award of the Director-General of the Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, the JEMAI Chairmen's Awards, the Encouragement Awards, the Collaboration Awards and the Rare Metal Recycling Awards.

3. Details of the winners and the winning projects

METI Minister’s Award (one project)

Establishment of a Resource Recycling System by Alloy Iron Melting Furnaces Yawata Works, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
(Corporate number: 3010001008848)

Award of the Director-General of the Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau (four projects)

Reuse of Waste Fluorine Resources Ube Plant, Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)
(Corporate number: 4250001003329)
Commercialization of Wood Plastic Recycled Composites (WPRC) and Recycled-Type Wooden Building Materials Ecowood Co. Ltd. (Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
(Corporate number: 1290801012073)
Project for Recycling and Reusing Blades for Double-Shaft Shear-Type Crushers Making Use of Robots Kinki Industrial Co., Ltd. (Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture)
(Corporate number: 5140001036090)
Re-manufacturing of Automatic Transmissions JATCO Ltd. (Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture)
(Corporate number: 6080101008739)

4. Commendation ceremony

A commendation ceremony will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Kikai Shinko Kaikan (3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato Ward, Tokyo), starting at 10:00 a.m. Following the ceremony, winners will deliver presentations on their achievements.

5. Contact office for details on the winners and the ceremony

For further information on the winners of the awards program and the commendation ceremony, please contact JEMAI.

Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) (Corporate number: 7010005008147)
Address: 2-2-1 Kaji-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Telephone: 03-5209-7704

Appendix

Release date

October 13, 2017

Division in Charge

Recycling Promotion Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related website

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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