7 days, Mitsui he announced agreed to carry out the research and development of manufacturing oil high added value by utilizing algae Solazyme U.S., Inc. Between (Company Sorazaimu), has signed a contract R & D on February 6 . Mitsui invested four years of research and development expenses of ¥ 1.8 billion, in the same research and development, we aim to establish high-value-added manufacturing technology of fats and oils from algae.
Palm Standard (palm oil), which are manufactured from, such as coconut oil high added value, which is used, for example, plastic additives and lubricant additives, the output structure for local crop material is limited There are constraints. Research and development said, we are targeting to establish a technique for producing selectively only fat component that requires to provide a stable oil high added value in applications where a larger future demand is expected.
Companies that possess advanced technology in the field of biotechnology, to establish the technology in cosmetics and fuel applications already, Inc. Sorazaimu For oil production using algae has been successful in commercialization. Also, take advantage of the technology selectively produced only fat component necessary, we are considering business expansion to the chemical market.
For the creation of a sustainable society, in addition to fossil resources such as gas and oil, Mitsui & Co., he is working on the construction of green chemicals value chain with low environmental impact which is used as a raw material biomass sugars, fats and oils. Such as used as raw materials (Malaysia) Inc. PALM-OLEO manufacturer chemicals fats Mitsui has invested, chemicals market fat after a successful commercial production of fats and oils high added value to develop this, estimated equivalent crude ( We will continue to promote the supply of) ¥ 2 trillion. In addition, the foundation of this research and development efforts, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., we will also consider the manufacturer of high value-added fats and oils and chemicals for industrial use in the future.
It might be an issue of lost in translation, but i'm curious about that first part: "Mitsui invested four years of research and development expenses of ¥ 1.8 billion, in the same research and development, we aim to establish high-value-added manufacturing technology of fats and oils from algae."