ENEOS Corporation (Representative Director and President: Takeshi Saito, “ENEOS”) and Suntory Holdings Limited (Representative Director, President & CEO: Takeshi Niinami, "Suntory") have begun collaborating in the procurement of used cooking oil unutilized in the domestic market, to promote the effective use of this biomass resource.
Most of the used cooking oil generated by businesses domestically is recycled into animal feed or raw materials for ink. However, some of this used cooking oil is unutilized and is exported or discarded. Through this collaboration, the two companies will promote the effective use of used cooking oil as a biomass resource.
The collaboration will begin with DYNAC HOLDINGS CORPORATION and Izutsu Maisen. Co., Ltd., which operate restaurant businesses within the Suntory Group, participating in a system for the stable procurement of domestic used cooking oil, constructed by ENEOS, NOMURA JIMUSHO, INC. and Yoshikawa Yushi Co., Ltd. In the future, the collaboration aims to procure used cooking oil from Suntory's alcoholic beverages customer network, which consist of about 80,000 bars and restaurants.
The used cooking oil procured from the bars and restaurants will be used as a raw material at the sustainable aviation fuel ("SAF") manufacturing plant (the Wakayama Refinery which will produce 400,000 kl of SAF annually), which ENEOS is working to commercialize by 2026. Furthermore, we will examine ways to manufacture bioplastic bottles from bio-based naphtha that is a byproduct of the SAF manufacturing process, for Suntory's liquors and other alcoholic products containers for bars and restaurants. The goal of this collaboration is to achieve resource circulation, leveraging a bar and restaurant network from the procurement of used cooking oil to the provision of products packed in bioplastic bottles.
In the Group's Long-Term Vision, ENEOS declared realizing a carbon neutral society through energy transition, while fulfilling responsibility of providing a stable supply of energy and materials. As a part of this misssion, ENEOS is building an integrated system for SAF, from raw materials procurement, to in house manufacturing, and sales. To secure used cooking oil and vegetable oil necessary for SAF production in a sustainable way, ENEOS is constructing a used cooking oil collection system and investigating in inedible plants domestically and worldwide.
With the purpose to inspire the brilliance of life, by creating rich experiences for people, in harmony with nature, Suntory Group has contributed in pushing forward initiatives to realizing a sustainable world. In 2019, the group formulated the Plastic Policy, under which it is carrying out diverse initiatives to achieve the goal of 100% sustainable plastic bottle use* by 2030.
*Full transition to using 100% recycled or plant-based materials and ending the use of new fossil-derived materials.
ENEOS and Suntory will continue to promote initiatives for the realization of a decarbonized recycling-based society through the utilization of used cooking oil.
For ENEOS Group to continue to be a company that society continues to need, we need to respond to the changing world and times in a speedy and flexible manner, and based on our mission of the stable supply of energy, resources and materials, promote an energy transition away from fossil fuels and to contribute to the formation of a decarbonized, recycling oriented society. Through the realization of our Long-Term Vision to 2040, we aim to steadily accomplish these initiatives and maximize corporate value. For more information visit https://www.eneos.co.jp/english/
About Suntory Group
As a global leader in the beverage industry, Suntory Group offers a uniquely diverse portfolio of products, from premium spirits, beer, wine, ready-to-drink alcohol beverages, to brewed teas, bottled water, still and carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink coffee and energy drinks, along with health and wellness products. Suntory is home to award-winning Japanese whiskies Yamazaki, Hibiki and Hakushu, as well as iconic American spirits Jim Beam and Maker's Mark. Suntory also fascinates the taste buds with The Premium Malt's beer, and owns the exceptional Japanese wine, Tomi, and the world-famous Château Lagrange. Its brand collection includes Sauza Tequila, non-alcoholic favorites Orangina, Lucozade, Ribena, BOSS coffee, Iyemon green tea, Suntory Tennensui water, TEA+ Oolong Tea, V and BRAND’S, as well as popular health and wellness product Sesamin EX.
Founded as a family-owned business in 1899 in Osaka, Japan, Suntory Group has grown into a global company operating throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, with an annual revenue (excluding excise taxes) of $20.2 billion in 2022. Its 40,885 employees worldwide draw upon the unique blend of Japanese artisanship and global tastes to explore new product categories and markets.
As a corporation sustained by the gifts of nature and water, Suntory Group will always protect the ecosystems that deliver water. Because its ecosystem is the wellspring, not only of its business and the rich experiences the group creates for people's lives, but also of human life itself. Suntory Group will continue to be a company where everyone is empowered with the freedom and flexibility to innovate. Through all of its corporate pursuits, Suntory seeks to inspire the brilliance of life.
〈Contact for inquiries (for press)〉
ENEOS Corporation, Public Relations Department, Public Relations Group: +81-3-6257-7150
〈Contact for inquiries (by product)〉
SAF: ENEOS Corporation: https://ssl.eneos.co.jp/noe_en/inquiry/input
Bio PET: ENEOS Corporation, Basic Chemicals Sales Department, Paraxylene Group: +81-3-6257-7296