Environmental Activities

Kyodo Solar

Kyodo Solar

As a commitment to environmental protection and energy conservation, we installed solar panels on the roof of the Kameyama Plant product warehouse (approximately 8,000m2 = one soccer field). The annual electricity generation from Kyodo Solar is enough to power approximately 170 households (calculated as 300kWh per household per month), saving 310 tons of CO2.

Specifications

No. of solar panels 2464-x 250 W
Output 616 KW
Annual generation (estimated) 614 MWh / year
  • * crude oil equivalent: 7,777 x 18L kerosene cans
Real-time electricity generation is<br>shown on a display
Real-time electricity generation is
shown on a display

Effect

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction: 310 tons per year

  • * Equivalent forest area: 86.8ha
    (18.6 x Tokyo Dome)
* Assuming cedar tree CO2 absorption of 14 kg per year(Green absorption source measures for the prevention of global warming: Ministry of Environment)
  • * Equivalent number of cedar trees: 22,142

LED lighting introduction

LED lighting introduction
Kameyama warehouse ceiling LED
lighting installation
LED lighting introduction

At the Kameyama Plant, in addition to generating power, we are actively involved in the reduction of power consumption.
As part of this effort we have replaced our indoor and outdoor fluorescent and mercury lamps with LEDs. Through this initiative we have reduced plant-wide energy consumption by 104MWh per year, equivalent to approximately 52 tons of CO2.
In the product warehouse we have replaced 166 mercury lamps with LEDs and fitted motion sensors, reducing power consumption to a 1/3 of the original amount.

Thermal recycling of waste grease

At the Kameyama Plant, as part of efforts to reduce waste, we make effective use of waste grease. Through the installation of processing equipment that can fluidize semi-solid grease, and cooperation with a processing company, waste grease can now be recycled as supplementary fuel for cement production.

Thermal recycling of waste grease