Technology Exhibition and Seminar Lecture
at Japan-India Environment Week
Hiyoshi Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture) participated in the “Japan-India Environment Week” hosted by Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, India on January 12-13, 2023. In addition to presenting on the theme of dissemination and development of model projects for improving the water environment in Asia, we also exhibited a simple measurement method for dioxins using bioassay technology that can contribute to CO2 reduction.
Since 2017, Ministry of the Environment, Japan has held environmental weeks with the ministries and agencies in charge of the environment in Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines and this is the seventh time it has been held.
As a technology that contributes to environmental conservation and for the building of a sustainable society in India, we introduced “Comprehensive Operation and Maintenance of domestic wastewater treatment facilities in India” in our business pitch (Technology introduction), and at the seminar, we presented our technology for the “Asian Water Environment Improvement”. In the seminar, Chibibharath, an employee from the local subsidiary company, introduced a case study of “Project to improve water quality and facility management of wastewater treatment at a seafood processing factory” which was implemented in Da Nang City, Vietnam as part of the Ministry of the Environment’s Asian Water Environment Improvement Model Project.
In addition, Mr.Hiroshi Murata, President and CEO of Hiyoshi Corporation introduced our Company’s international contribution activities carried out since 1989 and our “simplified measurement method for dioxins using bioassay technology” to Mr. Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, Japan when he visited our company’s exhibition booth. This simple measurement method performs a simple and rapid pretreatment of environmental, food, and biological samples, and through genetically modified cells, the toxicity equivalent (TEQ concentration) can be easily determined from the luminescence of dioxins in the sample. It is a technology that calculates quickly, emits little CO2 (compared to the instrumental analysis method: about 1/10), and is environmentally friendly. The Minister praised Hiyoshi Corporation for being a “good Omi company by putting in practice the Omi Merchants business philosophy, “Sanpo Yoshi”(Good in Three Directions- sellers, buyers, and the society) and for our “excellent bioassay technology that addresses environmental problems” and many years of efforts in developing international environmental human resources. We will continue to strive to expand our business to meet the needs of society, including India, and towards a decarbonized society, based on our basic philosophy of internationalization, “Environmental problems have no borders.”
■What is the Japan-India Environment Week?
The Japan-India Environmental Week is a series of events that include the Environmental Infrastructure Technology Seminar, to discuss the latest environmental policies, market trends and needs/seeds related to environmental solutions (environmental technology, etc.) for private companies and government officials from both countries. Exhibitions and business matching will be held to connect related parties and create opportunities for business talks and consultations. This event aims to contribute to India’s efforts to protect the environment through the promotion of environmental businesses by private companies and others.