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Fujitsu and Nippon Express Awarded Project from NEDO to Promote Technologies to Counter Global Warming

Companies implement joint study to reduce truck CO2 emissions in Asia

Fujitsu Limited,Nippon Express Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, July 14, 2011

Fujitsu Limited and Nippon Express Co., Ltd. today announced that their jointly-submitted proposal on a project to reduce CO2 emissions has been accepted by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as one of the projects approved under the first round of the organization's projects for fiscal 2011, promoting the diffusion of technologies to counter global warming.

The objective of NEDO's program is to promote the use of Japan's advanced low-carbon technologies and products outside of Japan in order to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions in other countries. In turn, through bilateral or multilateral emissions trading, this would allow the development of a new scheme which would enable these emissions reductions to be counted as a reduction in Japan's emissions by creating a bilateral offset mechanism.

Targeting the CO2 emissions of trucks operating in Asian countries, the project being implemented by Fujitsu and Nippon Express would measure the reduction in CO2 emissions achieved through a vehicle operations management system that uses vehicle-based terminals and cloud computing applications. The project will also study ways of converting the emissions reductions into credits.

Study Project for Reducing CO2 Emission in Logistics Operations in Asia

- Building a Vehicle Operations Management System in the Host Country and Developing Cloud Applications for Measurable, Reportable, and Verifiable Emissions Reductions -

1. Objective

As the initial step toward the creation of a bilateral offset mechanism that is measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV), the project aims to develop MRV cloud applications that calculate the reduction in CO2 emissions levels achieved through the use of a vehicle operations management system. The project also aims to conduct fielding testing of this system and produce a design for a bilateral offset mechanism and a roadmap for its implementation.

2. Time Period

Thursday, July 7, 2011, to Wednesday, February 29, 2012

3. Targeted Logistics Operations

Local subsidiaries of Nippon Express in host countries of Asia (expected)

4. Description

Through the use of cloud computing technology, Fujitsu will collect data on mileage and fuel consumption from terminals built into Nippon Express trucks; develop cloud applications for calculating and analyzing the reductions in CO2 emissions in ways that are measurable, reportable, and verifiable; and deploy the terminals to be installed in the truck fleets of the local subsidiaries of Nippon Express in throughout Asia. With the aim of achieving major reductions in CO2 emissions, Nippon Express will implement in its operations outside of Japan, the same safe eco-drive program that it is currently executing in Japan. The two companies will also work to design as well as produce a roadmap for building an offset mechanism that could be widely implemented in the future.

System Overview

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Future Plans

To contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Fujitsu and Nippon Express will continue to promote the deployment of vehicle operations management systems employing vehicle-based terminals and cloud computing technologies, with the aim of promoting the widespread of adoption of bilateral offset mechanisms, throughout Asia.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see

About Nippon Express

Founded in 1872 under the name Riku-un Moto Kaisha (Land Transport Company) and established as a statutory company in 1937, Nippon Express Co., Ltd., has in its history of more than 130 years become a leading logistics company in Japan and, in that capacity, has bettered the lives of people and supported industrial development. The Nippon Express Group, comprising 338 companies as of March 31, 2011, has expanded its transport, sales, and other operation worldwide. In augmenting the domestic business infrastructure it has built up steadily since its founding, the Nippon Express Group has secured a strong footing as a global presence, with 386 business locations in 214 cities in 37 countries.

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This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 14 July, 2011
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, Nippon Express Co., Ltd., , , , , , , , ,