Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair 2017

We participated in Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair 2017 at Todoroki Arena on February 16-17. About 300 people visited our booth in two days. We sincerely a ppreciate all the people who visited us, especially those from far away. We will put your precious comments into our practice.

Our Establishment Meeting

We held our establishment meeting of the IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling at Tokyo International Forum on 22 December 2016.
We sincerely appreciate all the participants.

Meeting Agenda
●Opening speech
  Dr. Minoru Fujii (Chairperson of IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling)
●Guest speeches
  Ministry of Environment
  Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
●Invited speech
  Title: Current situation and future prospect of urban mine development
  Speaker: Dr. Tatsuya Oki (Principal Research Manager, Environmental Management Research Institute,
  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science andTechnology)
●Keynote speech
  Title: New IoT business models that will be released soon
  Speaker: Mr. Koichi Iwamoto (Senior Fellow, Research institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)
●Case study presentation by the member institutions

  1. IoT approach by Daiei Kankyo Co., Ltd.
  2. IoT approach by Japan Soil Treatment Association
  3. IoT approach by NEC Corporation

●Matters requiring board approval
●Greeting from our establishers

  1. Dr. Minoru Fujii (Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Onoda (Faculty of Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University)
  3. Prof. Seiji Hashimoto (Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University)
  4. Prof. Toru Matsumoto (Graduate Programs in Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu)
  5. Assoc. Prof. Masashi Yamamoto (Center for Far Eastern Studies, University of Toyama)

●Closing speech
  Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Onoda (Vice-chairman of IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling)

Our First Workshop

We held our first workshop of the IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling in Tokyo on 30 November, 2016. 70 members participated in the workshop, essentia lly making it a kickoff meeting, because all member institutions gathered together.

At its opening, the guests from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry gave a speech. At his keynote speech, Mr. Teruo Yoshi no, the director representative of OMG Japan Branch, gave a talk titled 'World Trends and Challenges in Japan about Industrial Internet & IoT'. After the keynot e, the participants were divided into four groups and discussed productively. Four committee members of the IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling worked as facilitators of each group.

At its closing, a representative of the National Federation of Industrial Waste Management gave a speech. The first workshop finished a big success. We sincerel y appreciate all the participants and their efforts.

 Background

In the fourth industrial revolution era, facility investments that enhance value-added services and business models that promote innovations have been required in the waste manageme nt and recycling industry. A low birthrate and the aging population lead to a shortage of labor in industries. As a result, operational efficiency is considered to be essential.

On the other hand, new technologies such as IoT (Internet of things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) have been developing rapidly and widely. These technologies have been assisting operation efficiency and speed-up, and labor-saving in the manufacturing and distribution industry.

One of the most important challenges, establishing a recycling-based society is to reform and improve the comprehensive system in the venous industry by using these technologies. Be ing considered the challenge, IoT installation in the venous industry will become essential in the near feature. It is important to develop a framework that enhances the relationship b etween the public and private sectors, and to create concrete business plans, together with establishing a clear vision of the future industry.

Based on the background, the IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling was established first in Japan in order to discuss and promote IoT installation in the waste management an d recycling industry, based on industry-academia-government collaboration.

 Purpose

The purpose of the establishment is to reduce CO2 emissions at waste management and recycling by using IoT installations, to create an eco-friendly city, and to upgrade the logistic s and create new businesses in the venous industry. In order to achieve the purpose, the IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling performs the following acts:

  1. To propose policies to the government and other organizations that support the innovations of waste management and recycling.
  2. To embody the establishment of facilities or logistics to enhance low-carbon emissions and its business models, such as use of IoT and AI.
  3. To establish a new business incubation based on industry-academia- government collaboration.
  4. The areas of venous industry where IoT can be installed are the following:

    ● Improvement of logistical efficiency

    ● Automation of waste sorting, disassembling, and recycling.

    ● Upgrading disposal system such as incineration plants

 Organization System

Organization System

*The current groups may be changed, depending on new project plans.

Chairperson

Senior Researcher Minoru Fujii

Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Vice-chairperson

Associate Professor Hiroshi Onoda

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University

Committee members

Professor Seiji Hashimoto

Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University

Professor Toru Matsumoto

Graduate Programs in Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu

Associate Professor Masashi Yamamoto

Center for Far Eastern Studies, University of Toyama

Secretariat

The secretariat is placed at the Resource Circulation Network, General Incorporated Association.

 Member Institutions

54 institutions have already joined until 1 October, 2017.

Sector Institution Name Sector Institution Name
Private
  • Chutoku Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Daiei Kankyo Co., Ltd.
  • Daiko Co., Ltd.
  • daitoushouji
  • Dowa Eco-System Co., Ltd.
  • Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd.
  • EX Research Institute Ltd.
  • Finetech Co., Ltd.
  • GUUN CO.,LTD.
  • Hibikinada Development Co., Ltd.
  • Hirabayashi Metal Co., Ltd.
  • Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • Hokkoku INTEC Service INC.
  • Japan Soil Treatment Association
  • JFE Kankyo Corporation
  • Kanazawa Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Kato Corporation
  • Kyokuto Co., Ltd.
  • Midac Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.
  • Nakasho Inc.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Nishihara Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Recycle Network Co., Ltd.
  • Ricoh Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Sanko Co., Ltd.
  • Sanyu Plant Service Co., Ltd.
Private
  • SATO GREEN ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
  • Seki Shouten Co., Ltd.
  • SUZUTOKU Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
  • Takuryu Kinzoku Inc.
  • Toshiba Environmental Solutions Corporation
  • Toyama Kankyo Seibi
  • Ube Industries, Ltd.
  • UNIADEX, Ltd.
  • Veolia Jenets K.K.
  • Waseda Environmental Institute Co., Ltd.
Public
  • City of Yokohama Resources & Wastes Circulation Bureau
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Japan Industrial Waste Information Center
  • JAPAN INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION
  • Kawasaki City
  • Kitakyushu City
  • Ota City
  • Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau,City of Yokohama
  • Tokyo Environmental Public Service Corporation
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Environment
Observer
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Ministry of the Environment
  • National Federation of Industrial Waste Management Associations

 Plans

IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling has made the following plans. The status of the current projects will be shared among the member institutions.
(Updated on 4 October, 2016)

[2016]

 August: Establishment

 December: First yearly general meeting

[2017]

 January-February: Grand design creation and project plan selection

 March: Government proposals and 2018 budget compilation plan

 April-June: Discussion of implication and formation regarding 2018 project plans

 July-November: Project activities (Planned workshops twice)

 December: Yearly general meeting

[2018]

 January-February: Grand design revision and project preparation (e.g. grant application submission)

 March: Government proposals and 2019 budget compilation plan

 April-: Start of each project (including demonstration project and subsidized project)

 IoT Use in Waste Management and Recycling Area

Wide-spreading of IoT use in the venous industry is expected to be solved the problems in the waste management and recycling area, including operation efficiency and speed-up, and l abor-saving of the waste management.

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IoT Use in Waste Management and Recycling Area

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 Enrollment

If you wish to become a member, please send a designated application form to the address below.

You can download the form below.

Annual membership fee for 100,000 yen will be required. A person who works at a local government or a public research institute will be exempted from the fee.

[Membership Application Form]

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IoT Council of Waste Management and Recycling

Address:

Inside Resource Circulation Network, General Incorporated Association

1-1-1 Hirano, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, 805-0062 Japan

 Contact

If you have any inquiries, please contact us through the secretariat.

Address:

Inside Resource Circulation Network, General Incorporated Association

1-1-1 Hirano, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, 805-0062 Japan

Tel:

+81-93-616-1069

Fax:

+81-93-616-8150

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