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Received the Grand Prize & Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Award at the 4th Platinum Vision Awards Ceremony

Scene from the Final Judging Presentation
Scene from the Final Judging Presentation

In October 2016, at the "4th Platinum Vision Award Final Judging Presentation and Awards Ceremony" held by the Platinum Vision Network and the Platinum Awards Steering Committee, Komatsu was chosen to receive the Grand Prize and the Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Award as a part of the "Promotion of Local Production for Local Consumption Type Biomass Utilization and Recreation of Rural Areas" project submitted by Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture and the Forestry Cooperative Association of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Komatsu's Awazu Plant worked in cooperation with Ishikawa Prefecture's KAGA Forest Association to promote activities aimed at rebuilding the rural area by utilizing the unused timber produced by forest thinning from the local forestry industry as biomass chip fuel to vitalize the local forestry, reduce the amount of electricity and oil purchased, reduce CO2 emissions and vitalize the indigenous industries. This year, these activities were recognized and lead to receiving the award.