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Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. Executive Vice President and Representative Director Takashi Matsushita
Support the Society of the Future through Energy and Materials Support the Society of the Future through Energy and Materials
Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. Executive Vice President and Representative Director
Takashi Matsushita

For many years, we have been providing a stable supply of energy such as oil and basic chemicals that support social infrastructure and various industries, as well as developing and supplying a range of functional products that support society, such as lubricants, engineering plastics, and high-performance bitumen. We have also been actively engaged in the development of a variety of proprietary technologies, and have created unique product lines such as OLED materials, CIS solar cells, and microbial agrochemicals. As " an energy co-creation company," we will continue to be a resilient corporate entity that supplies a wide variety of energy and materials.

In a society that is changing at an ever faster pace, we will continue to promote the development of new technologies to meet increasingly sophisticated needs of our customers in a timely manner and provide solutions that satisfy our customers by utilizing our technological capabilities in our business fields that we have been working in for many years.
In order to achieve the coming low-carbon society and carbon neutrality, it is necessary to combine various technologies to supply energy and materials with less environmental impact. While thoroughly pursuing the efficient use of fossil fuels, we will also develop technologies to ensure a stable supply of renewable energy sources such as solar and geothermal energy, develop storage battery materials to enable the use of clean electricity anytime and anywhere, develop plant-based biofuels, black pellets, and bio-chemicals, and develop various technologies aiming at fixation and utilization of carbon dioxide.

In addition, promotion of open innovation is essential for rapid developing and providing the products that utilize these technologies to customers. We will continue to actively work on collaboration with partners, including universities, research institutions, and companies, both in Japan and overseas.
In order to continue supporting future society through providing energy and materials, we will gather all of our knowledge to develop technologies, co-create new value, and meet the needs of society.

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