Ajinomoto's Biocycle System – Minimizing Waste Through Recycling-Based Production
We strive to:
- Reduce adverse impacts on the global environment and local ecosystems.
- Use recycling-oriented production methods.
- Make the most of our natural resources.
As a responsible global company, Ajinomoto is committed to contributing to environmental and social sustainability. We endeavor to continuously improve our business operations to keep them in harmony with the global environment.
Amino acids are produced through the fermentation of raw materials such as sugarcane. To reduce environmental impact, Ajinomoto has established biocycle systems that return byproducts generated during the production process to the field of agriculture. As a result, 97% of byproducts generated during amino acid fermentation are recovered as useful resources.
How it works:
Production process byproducts account for approximately 70% of the nitrogen fertilizer required for the sugarcane fields. This self-sustaining recycling drastically reduces CO2 emissions from the chemical fertilization of more sugarcane.
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