(Petroleum Association of Japan)
Measures to cope with global warming
The energy saving targets for FY 2010 compared to the levels in FY 1990 are as follows:
- Reduction of oil refinery compensating energy unit requirements by 10%
- Reduction of the amount of fuel used for transportation on both land and sea by 9%
- Reduction of the amount of oil consumed by 1 million kiloliters per year through increased use of co-generation
- Study of the possibility of further reducing the annual rate by 1%.
- Recovery of low-temperature waste heat
- Effective use of low-pressure steam
- Development of advanced catalyzers
- Development of desulfurization using microorganisms
- Making trucks larger and rationalizing delivery to increase the load per vehicle
- Making boats larger and raising the stowage factor
- Making the internal distribution between primary distributors more efficient to reduce total transportation amounts and distances
- Linkage with the housing business sector to promote positive introduction of oil central water heaters and heating systems
Waste Disposal Measures
- Reduce the amount of final disposal of waste by 40% from the FY 1990 level by FY 2010 (amount of reduction: 40,000 tons per year)
- Oil refineries will study technology for further reduction of amounts of waste, such as thorough fractionation of construction waste and drying of polluted sludge, as well as further promotion of waste reduction by intermediate processing and in-house recycling.
- Service stations will promote proper processing and recovery of lube oil waste, and provide instruction, advice and information to consumers.
- Selection of containers based on recycling and making those containers larger
- It has been leading the world in preparing in-company environmental management systems and the sale of products that place less of a load on the environment.
- In the future, it will positively introduce ISO14001, etc., in order for each company to reconstruct and prepare environmental management system to strengthen the voluntary management system for environmental conservation.
Environmental Conservation in Overseas Business Activities
- It had received 7,000 trainees from overseas and dispatched 2,000 specialists between 1981 and 1996.
- It has been jointly developing environmentally harmonious petroleum refinery technology in developing countries.
- In the future, it will positively tackle the transfer overseas of energy-saving technology used by Japan's petroleum business sector, which possesses technology pertinent to the world.
- In addition to determining the progress of voluntary activity plans, the Petroleum Association of Japan will revise those plans to respond to changes in the environment surrounding the petroleum industry.
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