May, 2020

Activities in FY2019 : DeuSEL®Project Special Classes (Held at Elementary Schools and Isuzu Plaza)

Contributions to Local Communities and Society

Since 2014, Isuzu and its project partner euglena Co., Ltd. have been carrying out joint research into next-generation biodiesel under the DeuSEL® Project.
On March 31, 2020, Isuzu announced the completion of the next-generation biodiesel at Japan's first demonstration plant for biodiesel production, built by euglena Co., Ltd., and the start of usage of this fuel in Isuzu's Fujisawa Plant shuttle bus.

Since 2015, Isuzu has been visiting elementary schools to broaden the knowledge of children and teach them about the workings of DeuSEL® and the future-oriented activities of this ongoing research.
In FY2019, we held four classes at nearby elementary schools, as well as three classes for elementary school students and their parents at the Isuzu Plaza.
The results of the activities (date, location, and participants) are listed below.

Date School
July 12, 2019 Tsurumi Elementary School, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture (38 participants)
July 17, 2019 Shishigaya Elementary School, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture (121 participants)
July 20, 2019 Isuzu Plaza (49 participants)
July 27, 2019 Isuzu Plaza (59 participants)
November 9, 2019 Isuzu Plaza (64 participants)
December 12, 2019 Sakado Elementary School, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture (93 participants)
February 10, 2020 Higashi-Kashiwagaya Elementary School, Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture (72 participants)

We will continue these activities in FY2020 as well.

Children actively engaging in the classes.
Observing the movements of euglena under microscopes.
The children were very interested in the buses powered by DeuSEL®.
Children deepened their understanding by seeing, hearing, and experiencing first-hand.
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