Environmental Business

Renewable Energy Business

ITOCHU ENEX Group is currently focusing on expanding power generation facilities that utilize renewable energy sources. We own power generation facilities centered on hydro and solar power.
Additionally, in cooperation with Group subsidiaries ENEX Electric Power Co., Ltd. and ENEX ASSET MANAGEMENT Co.,Ltd, we are outsourcing operation business and financial channels to make investments in renewable energy power generation facilities and other projects, with a primary focus on solar power generation, and we are working towards promotion and expanding renewable energy.

Heat Supply Business

Through the Group’s Tokyo Toshi Service (TTS), we have expanded the heat supply business, which delivers cool and warm water to multiple buildings. We are proposing efficient energy use as an integrated part of city development.
It also provides heat source outsourcing services and other services that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the conservation of energy while reducing initial costs during the installation or renovation of air conditioning and hot-water supply systems in buildings.

Sale of High-Grade Urea Solution AdBlue®

As part of our efforts to address environmental issues, we sell AdBlue®, which breaks down and detoxifies diesel vehicle exhaust, to customers throughout Japan. AdBlue® is a global standard high-grade urea solution used in selective catalytic reaction (SCR) systems. AdBlue®, which uses the reducing properties of ammonia, is sprayed into the exhaust stream of diesel vehicles and breaks down NOx into harmless nitrogen and water.
®Registered trademark of Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.(VDA)

Sale of GTL Fuel

GTL Fuel is a replacement fuel for diesel. Being derived from natural gas, it is a cleaner than diesel fuel with reduced environmental impact. With properties equivalent to oilderived products, it emits approximately 8.5% less CO2 than diesel fuel. In addition, it is colorless, odorless, non-toxic, remains serviceable in temperatures as low as −30°C, and has superior long-term storage stability compared with diesel fuel. Based on these advantages, demand is expected to increase. ITOCHU ENEX CO., LTD. began selling GTL Fuel in Chubu and Kansai regions of Japan in 2017, and expanded sales to Kanto region in 2019.

Ammonia Fuel for Ships

As one of the next-generation fuels for the realization of a decarbonized society, we are participating in the joint development of an ammonia fuel for vessels supply chain.

Renewable Diesel

In May 2021, three companies including ITOCHU ENEX, ITOCHU Corporation and FamilyMart Co., Ltd. became the first in Japan to provide renewable diesel fuel to convenience stores’ delivery vehicles in collaboration with the Neste OYJ group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of renewable resource-derived fuel (hereinafter “renewable fuel”). The GHG emissions from Neste’s renewable fuel are approx. 90% lower than the emissions from a petroleum-based light oil.

Carbon Neutral LP gas

ITOCHU ENEX CO., LTD. and our Home-Life division group companies sell LP gas which offsets the greenhouse gas emitted when using it by carbon credits.

Advanced Use of Fossil Fuels

Fly Ash Recycling Business

We operate a flyash recycling business that collects flyash from spent coal and biomass fuels at thermal power plants and processes it for reuse as a roadbed material in asphalt roads, forest roads and other applications.

Sludge Collection and Sale Business

We collect sludge (unburnt marine fuel) that have been disposed of as industrial waste, and extract and reuse useful oil resources from them.

Smart Energy Equipment

Double Power Generation System

This is a system that intelligently combines solar power generation and ENE-FARM, a home fuel cell system. It primarily uses power generated by ENE-FARM, supplemented with solar power. The surplus solar power can be sold, enabling a more budget-friendly and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Next-generation energy storage system Smart Star

Smart Star has a large storage capacity of 9.8 kWh.It can cover the average household’s daily energy consumption.Furthermore, it offers a high output of 3 kVA.It also supports 200 V appliances such as air conditioners, IH cookers, ECO-CUTE and ENEFARM (residential fuel cells), it can also be used with peace of mind by households aiming to create a fully electric home (without using gas) and/or achieve energy self-sustainability.

Electric Vehicles Sales

Nissan Osaka Sales Co., Ltd., a company of the ITOCHU ENEX Group, encourages the sale of zero-emission electric vehicles which emit no CO2 or exhaust gases while running. EV chargers have been installed at 79 stores and the car sharing service that enables users to easily experience the reassuring technologies of EVs is offered at 14 shops, contributing to the popularization of EVs.