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Subsidized Project Records

Subsidized Project Records

Subsidized Project

Entruster / Order Source

Collaborating Organization

Region

Year(CY)

Details

SDGs Business Verification Survey with the Private Sector for Enabling Drought-Resilient Agriculture by Biomass Carbonization Technologies in Kenya

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

A Kenyan county government / E-Square Inc. / Shimane University / Wageningen University

Kenya

2019

A multiple-year pilot project to establish a viable way of carbonization technologies use for on-site production of biochar and wood vinegar to make Kenya's rain-fed agriculture more resilient to drought. Biochar and wood vinegar are to be produced from local unutilized biomass (such as selected agricultural and forestry residue) by local public, private and academic sectors after technology transfer and will be promoted by the government(s) in the context of Climate Smart Agriculture.

Feasibility study for research and development of bio-toilet for rural areas in developing countries

Ishikawa Sunrise Industries Creation Organization (ISICO)

Ishikawa Prefectural University / Meisei University / Fermenstation Co., Ltd.

Japan
India

2018

An initial feasibility study on the development of an innovative bio-toilet, which should not require flushing water. During this five-month project, basic product design, laboratory experiments on bacterial decomposition, agricultural benefits and non-toxicity of processed toilet waste, adaptability in certain rural regions in India are to be examined.

New Innovative Technology Promotion Project for Energy Ventures

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

University of Tokyo

Japan

2017

Research and development of a new biomass power generation system to be distributed for small-scale power demand. This three-year project aims to generate electricity from woody biomass through biomass gasification and fuel-cell systems.

Breakthrough by Dynamic Approach in Sewage High Technology Project

National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM)

Kanazawa University / Tottori University of Environmental Studies / Biogas Labo Co., Ltd.

Japan

2017

A research project for processing rice straw and municipal sludge. This two-year project aims to help establish a closed-loop society by optimizing methane fermentation and carbonization technologies for raw materials with relatively high solid content.

Feasibility Survey for a Carbonization Technology for Sustainable Organic Waste Management

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

A Kenyan county government / E-Square Inc. / Shimane University

Kenya

2017

A feasibility study of carbonization technologies to convert organic waste into biochar, a biomass-originated charcoal suitable as clean fuel and soil conditioner. In this project, the following activities were conducted as a basic survey to design the pilot project design: (1) biomass identification, (2) biochar experiment, (3) carbonization trial with locally-available biomass, (4) biochar market analysis and (5) examination of local fabrication level, among others.

Support Project for Technology Development against Water Grass

Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture

2017

Development of equipment to carbonize water grass, etc. at high temperature, and efforts to use charred water grass as soil conditioner for agriculture

Innovative Technology Creation Promotion Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

2015

Development of recycling of livestock waste by biomass pyrolysis technology and environmental countermeasure system

New Energy Venture Technological Innovation Project

New Distinct Design

Ishikawa Prefecture

2015

Development of technology to carbonize, gasify wet biomass and convert it into gas fuel for gas engine

Next-Generation Industrial Creation Support Project (for energy)

Ishikawa Sunrise Industries Creation Organization

Ishikawa Prefecture

2015

Development of engine power generation system of fuel gained by biomass pyrolysis

International Science and Technology Cooperation Program for Global Issues

Kyushu University / Hiroshima University

Vietnam

2014

Development of a biogas production system suitable for the Mekong Delta area in Vietnam

New Product / Design Development Promotion Project

Kanazawa City

Ishikawa Prefecture

2014

Development of multifunctional pyrolysis system using pyrolysis equipment by internal and external combustion

Niche Top Company Overseas Deployment Support Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

Ishikawa Prefecture

2014

Manufacturing of biomass carbonization plant

Reinforcing Technology Development and Demonstration Project for strengthening CO2 Emission Reduction Measures

Tokyo University / Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo

2013

Research and development of low cost liquid / gaseous fuel production, technology by biomass pyrolysis of biomass

Project for Production and Utilization of Renewable Energy Utilizing Regional Resources

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Tokyo University / Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Ishikawa Prefecture

2012

Development of manufacturing technology for biofuel made from forest residual material

Technology Development for Creation of Biofuels Production Site in Agricultural Mountains and Fishing Villages

Ishikawa Prefecture

2012

Development of manufacturing technology for biofuel made from forest residual material

Renewable Energy Utilization Demonstration Project for National Park

Miyagi Prefecture

2012

Research for Energy Utilization Method of Plant Waste in Urban Area

Technology Development and Empirical Research Project on Global Warming Countermeasures

Ministry of the Environment

NIHONKAIGAS CO., LTD. / Kanazawa University / National Institute of Technology, Ishikawa College / Diamond Engineering Co., Ltd.

Ishikawa Prefecture

2012

Technology development of combined highly efficient methane fermentation of garbage and herbaceous biomass

Strategic Base Technology Advancement Support Project

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Ishikawa Prefecture

2012

Development of low-cost concentration equipment by progressive freezing concentration method and application to the development of new food materials

New Energy Venture Technological Innovation Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

2011

Practicalization research and development of small wood biogasification power generation system

Biomass Energy Technology Research and Development Strategic Next Generation Biomass Energy Utilization Technology Development Project (Next Generation Technology Development)

Ishikawa Prefecture

2011

Research and development of new biofuel production technology by rapid contact pyrolysis

Research Result Optimized Expansion Support program

Ishikawa Prefectural University

Ishikawa Prefecture

2011

Progressive freezing concentration method and partial melting apparatus

New Product / Design Development Promotion Project

Kanazawa City

Ishikawa Prefecture

2011

Development of liquid fuel system for biomass by rapid pyrolysis using circulating fluidized bed

New Technology / New Product Development Business Potential Research Project

Ishikawa Sunrise Industries Creation Organization

Ishikawa Prefectural University / Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa / Ishikawa Agriculture Research Center

Ishikawa Prefecture

2011

Development of a low-cost concentration equipment by progressive freezing concentration method

Pioneering for Cooperation with Different Fields in New Business Fields

Kaiho Sangyo Co., Ltd.

Ishikawa Prefecture

2009

Reuse of waste oil collected from end-of-life vehicles for agricultural use

Niche Top Enterpriset Growth Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

2008

Manufacturing of biomass carbonization plant

Promotion Project for Prodigality Creation Practicalization Project in Cooperation between Industry-Academia-Industry and Industry

Ishikawa Prefecture

2007

Development of composite type carbonization / gasification equipment

New Product / Design Development Promotion Project

Kanazawa City

Ishikawa Prefecture

2006

New type wastewater treatment equipment

New Technology / New Product Development Business Potential Research Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

2005

New type wastewater treatment equipment

Innovative Pesticide Waste Water Treatment Technology Development Project

2002

Okinawa Prefecture Industry-Academic Collaboration Research Promotion Project

Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture

2002

Carbonization of bagasse (residue of sugar cane)

Kanazawa City Industry-Academic Collaboration Research and Development Promotion Project

Kanazawa City

Ishikawa Prefecture

2002

New type wastewater treatment equipment

Ocean Deep Sea Water Utilization Technology Promotion Project

2001

Creative Research Achievement Development Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

1999

Development of freshness maintenance system for silo storage paddy

Record of Awards

Awards and Certificate

Authority Institution

Year(CY)

Details

Fertilizer Certificate for Sludge Biochar

Ishikawa Prefecture

2015

For sludge biochar, the fertilizer effect was verified through cultivation test in a test farm in house, and it was evaluated that no adverse effect on the environment is detected under the analysis by the Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa. In August 2015, the fertilizer registration of sludge biochar was accepted from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Registration for Ishikawa Prefecture "Wood-building Declaration Business Developer"

Ishikawa Prefecture

2014

It is a certificate that Meiwa Co., Ltd. received the registration as "Wood-building Declaration Business Developer" from Ishikawa prefecture.

Adoption as a Niche Enterprise based on Niche Top Overseas Expansion Supporting Project

Ishikawa Prefecture

2012

The award is only for the companies who already certified as nitch top enterprise.

Economic Activity Award (personally for Mr.Kitano,our president)

Kanazawa City

2012

It was awarded for preventing global warming by engaging in manufacturing of equipment related to environment-related equipment for many years and promoting construction of a recycling-based society. It was also appreciated that our president served as a director of the Ishikawa Prefecture Ironworks Machine Industry Association.

Ishikawa Eco Design Award 2011

Ishikawa Prefecture

2012

The developed bio-oil production equipment was recognized by Ishikawa Prefecture as "an excellent product created for the realization of a sustainable society", and it won the prize.

Future Award

Ishikawa Brand Certified Product

Ishikawa Prefecture

2011

Meiwa's carbonization equipment "ECO5000" is certified as "FY2013 Ishikawa Brand Certified Product.

Ishikawa Brand Excellent New Product Certification

Ishikawa Prefecture

2009

"MES-Low Cost drying-process intergrated carbonization equipment" was certified as "FY2012 Ishikawa Brand Excellent New Product".

Corporate Citizenship Declaration

Kanazawa Committee for Economic Development

2009

It is for the declaration that Meiwa Co., Ltd. is dedicated not only to the pursuit of economic rationality but also to municipality development, with recognition as an important factor to constitute the region.

Ishikawa Brand Certification

Ishikawa Prefecture

2008

The biomass gasification boiler was highly valued and certified as Ishikawa Brand.

Declaration of forest making for Forest of Meiwa

Kanazawa City

2008

In response to the Kanazawa Collaborative Forest Creation initiative, Meiwa Co., Ltd. declared the Making "Meiwa no Mori(Forest of Meiwa)" as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity. We organized 0.5 hectares of bamboo forests in Kagawahara town, Kanazawa city, and received a certificate of CO2 absorption of 0.41 tons on December 5, 2008.

Certification of Kanazawa Collaborative Forest Creation CO2 Absorption Capacity

Certification of FY2009 Kanazawa Brand Excellent Product

Kanazawa City

2008

It was evaluated and approved for its high technical ability and high development capability related to the production of carbonization equipment.

Certification of Niche Top Enterprise

Ishikawa Prefecture

2008

Meiwa Co., Ltd. got recognized as a company to have experiences and technical ability of biomass plant manufacturing, was certified as a niche top enterprise with the expectation to lead the Ishikawa prefecture economy.

Biomass Nippon Excellence Awards by Hokuriku Agricultural Administration Office in FY2008

Hokuriku Agricultural Administration Office

2008

Meiwa Co., Ltd. got awarded for being recognized as a good example for biomass utilization.

Certification for Ishikawa Brand

Ishikawa Prefecture

2007

Biomass burning equipment was highly valued and certified as Ishikawa Brand.

Certification for 300 Small and Medium Enterprises making healthy products to support tomorrow of Japan

Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

2007

It was highly valued that Meiwa Co., Ltd. established advanced manufacturing technology and supported the international competitiveness of Japan and the regional economy and we got cerfied for this award.

Certification for Ishikawa Brand

Ishikawa Prefecture

2007

Charcoal stove technology was highly valued and certified as Ishikawa Brand.

Certification for Ishikawa Brand

Ishikawa Prefecture

2006

The technology related to drying equipment for high moisture content residues was highly valued and certified as Ishikawa Brand.

Ishikawa Prefecture Encouragement Prize

Ishikawa Prefecture

2005

The technology of biomass gasifier has been highly esteemed and it won the prize.

Received the 4th "Kanazawa Eco Award" Grand Prize

Kanazawa Chambers of Commerce and Industry

2004

Meiwa Co., Ltd. won the 4th "Kanazawa Eco Award" Grand Prize for actively addressing the shift to a sustainable economic society and contributing to the local economic society.

Ishikawa Prefecture Encouragement Prize

Ishikawa Prefecture

2004

The technology of compact batch type carbonization equipment was appreciated and it won the prize.

Ishikawa Prefecture Encouragement Prize

Ishikawa Prefecture

2003

The technology of horizontal rotary carbonization equipment was appreciated and it won the prize.

Ishikawa Prefecture Encouragement Prize

Ishikawa Prefecture

2002

The technology of integrated equipment for drying, carbonization and deodorization was highly appreciated and it won the prize.

Kanazawa Environmental Activity Award

Kanazawa City

2001

Meiwa Co., Ltd. won the prize for preserving the environment of Kanazawa city and contributing to promotion of "Environmental City - Kanazawa".

Ishikawa Venture Award Entrepreneur Prize

Ishikawa Prefecture

1996

Meiwa Co., Ltd. was awarded for conducting business development with entrepreneurial spirit fullness that would be a model in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Various Encouragement Prize

Ishikawa Pref. & Kanazawa City

1972-
2013

From Ishikawa prefecture and Kanazawa city, Meiwa Co., Ltd. received encouragement prizes and certification for prefectural brand products (per technology oriented product) more than 20 times in total.