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January 29, 2019

Toyoda Gosei Installs LNG Equipment at Its Seto Plant to Cut CO2 Emissions

 Kiyosu, Japan, January 29, 2018: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has installed liquefied natural gas (LNG) heating and cooling equipment at its Seto Plant, which manufactures automobile interior and exterior products. This switch from kerosene to LNG and electricity as an energy source will cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at the plant by about 800 tons per year, equivalent to roughly 12% of total plant emissions.1

Toyoda Gosei’s long-term environmental plan with a view toward 2050, the TG 2050 Environmental Challenge, includes the goal of minimizing CO2 emissions. In working toward that goal the company aims to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 26,000 tons compared with 2012 levels by fiscal 2020. Switching energy sources is one part of that effort.

Toyoda Gosei will continue making changes and other efforts to protect the environment through all its business activities.


1Switching to LNG will also reduce sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are causes of environmental pollution.

2Subject to the Japanese Ministry of the Environment’s ASSET (Advanced technologies promotion Subsidy Scheme with Emission reduction Targets).

Outline of energy equipment

・LNG tank                                    (50 kL × 1)
・LNG fired steam boilers           (2 t/h × 2)
・Air-cooled heat pump chiller       (150 kW × 12)
Start of
February 2019
CO2 reduction

827 t/year
(equivalent to 12% of emissions at Seto Plant)

LNG tank

LNG tank

Energy supply flow

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Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts. Today, the Toyoda Gosei Group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies, Toyoda Gosei aims to grow as a global company that acts flexibly and swiftly in today’s dramatically changing business environment, delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to customers worldwide through safety, comfort, well-being and the environment.