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Nippon Ekitan Corporation to Switch All Electricity Used at the Ube Plant to CO2-free Electricity

Nippon Ekitan Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yuki Endo ), a group company of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Kenji Nagata; hereinafter “TNSC”), a Japanese industrial gas business company in the Nippon Sanso Holdings Group, will switch all electricity used at the Ube Plant (Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture) to CO2-free electricity* supplied by the Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc . on June 1, 2024. This switchover will reduce CO2 emission per year of electricity consumption by approximately 7,200 tons.

The Ube Plan manufactures liquefied carbon dioxide gas and dry ice using by-product gas from ammonia production at neighboring companies as raw materials for their products. This switchover will allow the plant to manufacture products with secondary recycled raw materials and CO2-free electricity.
*Electricity with CO2-free value derived from renewable energy sources (hydro, solar, etc.) that do not emit CO2 during generation.

Committed to reducing the environmental impact of all its business activities, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Group is working to reduce the energy intensity at gas production plants that form the business foundation, improve the transportation efficiency of tank trucks used to transport gas, conserve energy at business sites, and expand the use of renewable energy. The Group also aims to improve the global environment through its business activities by developing products that contribute to global environmental preservation and proposing them to the market.

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