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Alternative (Jet) Fuel from Micro-organisms

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Alternative (Jet) Fuel from Micro-organisms

Thursday, October 6, 2022
5:30pm to 7pm PT

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Paul G. Allen Building, Allen 101X Auditorium
330 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

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Euglena Co., Ltd. is a dynamic breakaway founded in a University of Tokyo Faculty of Agriculture laboratory. In December 2005, Euglena became the first in the world to successfully mass culture its namesake organism, Euglena, outdoors and make it available for commercial use. By using microalgae such as Euglena, the company is developing and manufacturing factional food and cosmetics, and creating biofuels designed to reduce CO2 emissions. Euglena contains 59 types of food nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. Because Euglena grows using natural processes like photosynthesis, it is garnering global attention as a greener raw material for the next generation of bio fuels.  Please join Mr. Mitsuru Izumo, Founder and President of Euglena Co., Ltd., as he explains how Euglena is being used to develop alternative aviation fuel and ultimately as other fossil fuel replacements.

Speaker: Mitsuru Izumo, Founder and President, Euglena Co., Ltd.

Mitsuru Izumo is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, having specialized in agricultural structural management. In 2005, he established Euglena Co., Ltd. to harness the properties of microalgae Euglena. Euglena Co., Ltd. became the world’s first biotechnology company that succeeded in the outdoor mass cultivation of Euglena. Euglena Co., Ltd. upholds “Sustainability First” as their philosophy and has developed a manufacturing process to use Euglena in foods, cosmetics, and for biofuel.  By leveraging Euglena and other advanced technologies, the company has also established a bioinformatics division, and is supporting “social business” in Bangladesh by assisting farmers with mung bean production.

This program is part of a 10-week series on "Topics in International Technology Management: New Business in Asia Driven by Climate-Tech and Sustainability", which begin September 29, 2022 and continue weekly until December 1, 2022. Seminars will be held Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.  Throughout the series, we’ll have guest speakers from industry and academia present examples of problem-driven innovation for environmental sustainability, climate change amelioration and mitigation, ESG reporting, SDG targeting, and related topics. Focus is on present-day developments in Asia business, technology, and investing, along with their implications for Silicon Valley and the U.S.


Our seminars are being offered in a hybrid format and are open to the public in-person for the first time since 2019!

To attend online, please register at <>. This will register you for the entire 10-week series and the same link will be used for all sessions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting series. You may cancel at anytime.

To attend in-person, please register in advance at <>.  Public is welcome on a first come, first served basis.  Per university guidelines, face coverings will be required inside the auditorium.

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