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Winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected

October 4, 2018

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces the winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems, an award program supported by METI.

A commendation ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Kikai Shinko Kaikan building, 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 2018 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 16, 2018, JEMAI received 13 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, and the Rare Metal Recycling Awards.

3. Details of the winners and the winning projects

METI Minister’s Award (one project)

Retread project of trucks‘ and busses’ used tires Bridgestone BRM Corporation (Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture) (Corporate number: 2030001032657)

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

Producing free ceramidesfrom soy sauce meal for the first time in the world Genuine R&D Co., Ltd. (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture) (Corporate number: 4340001012964)
Global development of construction equipment parts recycling business for resource efficiency and circular economy Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Taito Ward, Tokyo) (Corporate number: 3010001026998)
Reduction of scrap using double-acting molds and product beads Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. (Haga Town, Tochigi Prefecture) (Corporate number: 2060001009891)

4. Commendation ceremony

A commendation ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Kikai Shinko Kaikan building (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.

Information on the details of the winners and their achievements is also available on the JEMAI website.

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

Division in Charge

Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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