Japan's Calbee to rely on 100% biodiesel at Konan plant - report

(SeeNews) - Feb 13, 2013 -Japanese snacks maker Calbee Inc (TYO:2229) intends to make 100% biodiesel fuel from waste cooking oil at its factory in Konan, western Japan, to power its delivery fleet there, daily Nikkei said today.

The firm will have a waste oil-to-biofuel facility installed at the plant by a local logistics company. The move is seen to bring to 7% the rate of oil reuse at Calbee’s facilities in fiscal 2013/14 from an estimated 6% in fiscal 2012/13 and further cut the company’s carbon dioxide footprint, the report says.

Calbee's two factories in Hokkaido and Tochigi also operate biodiesel-powered vehicles, but using a 5% biodiesel blend. In contrast, the Konan plant will make 100% biodiesel, also known as B100, to power its fleet from April 2013 on.

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