GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - September 7, 2022
Suntory Uses Green Hydrogen to Decarbonize Hakushu Distillery
Suntory Holdings signed a basic agreement with Yamanashi Prefecture to collaborate on decarbonizing Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Suntory Minami Alps Hakushu Water Plant located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
The company will install the country’s largest 16 MW “Yamanashi Model Power-to-Gas (P2G) System”* at the company’s Hakushu facilities by 2025.
The “Yamanashi Model P2G System will produce green hydrogen by electrolyzing water using renewable electricity such as solar power and does not emit any GH) in its production process nor when consumed as a fuel. The green hydrogen produced will not only be used as fuel for heat energy at the company’s Hakushu facilities but will also be utilized in the surrounding communities.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Yamanashi Prefecture to contribute to a carbon neutral society by becoming home to one of the world’s leading green hydrogen powerhouse. Delivering products with less environmental impact by decarbonizing our Hakushu facilities is a critical step in achieving our 2030 goal of halving our GHG emissions in our direct operations and ultimately achieving net zero across the entire value chain by 2050,” said Makiko Ono, Chief Sustainability Officer at Suntory Holdings Limited in a statement. “In line with the Suntory Group’s mission to create harmony with people and nature, we look forward to contributing to the development of hydrogen technology as a whole, and decarbonizing not only our business but also the surrounding communities.”
The Suntory Group will further accelerate its work to meet its 2030 target to halve GHG emissions in its direct operations by utilizing green hydrogen to ultimately achieve net zero GHG emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.