Our technology of “Method For Recycling solar cell module glass” won the award of excellence of the 8th “Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award” for its technology.
“Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award” is conducted by Japanese four ministries; the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
These awards are given to individuals who are considered to be particularly outstanding among those engaged in “Monozukuri (Manufacturing)”, such as mid-career employees who play central roles in manufacturing and productions.
It is said that it is difficult to recycle solar cell module glass containing harmful substances such as antimony. However, we had been researching and developed the safe and secure recycling technology of detoxification of solar cell module glass (applying for international patent), thus, solar cell module glass can be recycled into the glass foamed material “Porous Alpha”.
Porous Alpha has been introduced in Japan and overseas as a multipurpose product for water purification, deodorization, and soil conditioning (improving aeration and water retention of the soil).
We will continue to develop and disseminate this technology through attending exhibitions, concluding the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Marubeni Group and so on toward the practical application of recycling of solar cell module glass by using this technology.
Recycling technology of solar cell module glass (Japanese version only)