Kyocera and LO3 ENERGY to Demonstrate Blockchain-Managed Virtual Power Plant

Test VPP to combine companies’ peer-to-peer network technology and renewable energy products for improved energy distribution

Kyoto/London − Kyocera and New York-based LO Energy Inc. today announced a joint project to test the feasibility of a blockchain-managed virtual power plant (VPP) utilizing a peer-to-peer*1 distributed consensus network. The test started February 28th, 2019 at Kyocera’s Yokohama Nakayama Office in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, where a small VPP was installed using the company’s solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and batteries. The energy will be controlled through LO3 Energy’s distributed ledger technology to log and manage energy flow. LO3’s blockchain technology is used for verifying and recording transactions, enabling consumer “sharing” of energy they produce with their own solar panels via a microgrid, which can reduce the burden on the larger energy grid.


Kyocera Named Among Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics

Company’s patent success rate, global reach recognized for fifth consecutive year

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation was recognized as one of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19 by Clarivate Analytics, a Philadelphia-based global information solutions provider focusing on intellectual property and the sciences. Kyocera’s patent success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding, marking the fifth consecutive for Kyocera to receive this recognition. The award was presented at Kyocera headquarters in Kyoto, Japan.


Kyocera to Acquire 100% Ownership of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a Germany-based Manufacturer of Advanced Ceramics

Kyoto/London – February 4th, 2019. Kyocera Corporation today announced that its Germany-based European headquarters, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, has concluded an agreement with H.C. Starck GmbH to acquire 100% of the shares of its subsidiary H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a European advanced ceramics manufacturing and sales company based in Selb, Germany. H.C. Starck Ceramics will join Kyocera and begin operations in spring 2019, subject to regulatory approval1.


Sharp and sustainable: Kyocera presents its high-quality knives in new packaging

At Ambiente, the consumer goods fair taking place February 8-12 in Frankfurt, Germany, Japanese ceramics expert Kyocera will present the new Shin White range, and will demonstrate the many advantages of ceramic kitchen tools. Another innovation is the, newly redesigned reduced plastic packaging, underscoring Kyocera’s environmental consciousness. Kyocera can be found in Hall 3.1 at Stand A 40.

Kyoto/London − Japanese technology company Kyocera has been renowned for its high-quality ceramic knives for more than 30 years. Ambiente visitors can experience exceptional blade sharpness and edge retention, particularly with respect to the Shin range. In Japanese, Shin represents the Truth – the knives rise to any challenge thanks to their timeless design and extremely sharp blades.


Kyocera Receives Japan’s Environment Minister’s Award for Record 9th Consecutive Year

Award cites energy conservation efforts at Nagano Okaya manufacturing plant and community-based environmental awareness activities

Kyoto/London – Kyocera today announced that its Nagano Okaya Plant has received Japan’s 2018 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity in the “Implementation of Countermeasures / Dissemination” category. This represents a record ninth consecutive year that Kyocera has received the award starting in 2010, marking the most consecutive wins ever by a company in Japan. It also caps a trend of Kyocera receiving environment-related honors worldwide — including Mexico’s highest award for environmental excellence, the national “Recognition of Environmental Excellence” award, which has been won for three consecutive years.

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