Mazda Motor Corporation has joined the Research Association of Biomass Innovation for Next Generation Automobile Fuels in Japan as a full member. The Research Association was established on 1 July 2022 by ENEOS Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Mazda’s entry brings the total number of participating companies to seven.
The Research Association promotes technological research on the use of biomass as well as efficient production of bioethanol fuel for automobiles to realize a carbon-neutral society.
Research on improving production technology for bioethanol fuel and using CO2 generated during bioethanol fuel production, which the Research Association has been promoting as part of a range of diverse options for achieving carbon neutrality, coincide with the idea promoted by Mazda of providing more options with its multi-solution strategy. This synchronicity led Mazda to take the step of joining the Research Association.