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Gas engine generator
as part of a cogeneration system

Aiming for sustainable growth as a global brake supplier, the Akebono Brake Group has been conducting environmental impact reduction activities to conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions by installing solar panels and heat insulating roofs at each of its business locations.

In addition, after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, a large-scale gas engine generator (fueled by natural gas) was installed at Ai-City in Hanyu City, Saitama Prefecture, the company's head office, from the perspective of BCM (Business Continuity Management).

All electricity for the Ai-City site is supplied by this generator, and surplus electricity is sold outside. Natural gas emits the least amount of CO2 of all fuels, making it a major contributor against global warming.

In 2014, we completed a cogeneration system that reuses the waste heat from the gas engine generator to further improve power generation efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. This system can start operation even under power outage conditions, and in the event of an emergency, the electricity generated can be supplied to Ai-Village (Akebono Brake Training Center), which can be used as a shelter for nearby residents. It is also capable of supplying pure water and groundwater, and following a typhoon disaster in 2019, we have experience in providing pure water to our partner companies affected by the disaster.