Toyota and CP accelerate collaboration for carbon neutrality in Thailand

BANGKOK: Charoen Pokphand Group (CP), True Leasing (TLS), Siam Cement Group (SCG), Toyota Motor Corp (TMC), and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further accelerate collaboration towards achieving carbon neutrality in Thailand.

This MOU is based on achievements to date in joint efforts, including logistics efficiency at CP and SCG sites and the introduction of carbon-neutral mobility based on usage in Thailand.

A statement from Toyota said CP, TLS, SCG, Toyota and CJPT have been promoting initiatives in the three areas of data, mobility, and energy.

In data solutions, the collaboration has improved loading efficiency and optimized delivery routes by utilizing big data from CP and SCG's retail and logistics operations as well as traffic flow and vehicle data.

At the stores where demonstration were conducted, there was 15% immediate reduction in CO2 emissions.

For Mobility Solutions, the collaboration introduced a variety of vehicles, including FC Trucks, the Hilux Revo BEV concept, the JPN TAXI LPG-HEV, and mini-commercial light vans (Kei or microcar) based on how they are used in Thailand.

The vehicles were used in the demonstration for logistics and human flow operations, and the results showed 68 tonnes per year reduction in CO2 emissions.

In addition, success was achieved in flight verification of a hydrogen-powered fuel cell (FC) drone for fertilizing, seeding, and other tasks at a CP Farm.

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For Energy Solutions, the collaboration introduced, for the first time in Thailand, equipment to produce hydrogen using biogas derived from Charoen Pokphand Foods poultry farm manure and food waste at Toyota's bases, for the effective use of energy unique to Thailand.

The hydrogen was used as fuel for FC Trucks and the FC Drone―and in a racing car at the end of December.

In addition, the collaboration has plans to conduct a demonstration on energy management at sites using solar power generation and a Battery Energy Storage System.

To improve logistics efficiency through data, the collaboration will utilize CP and SCG's data in retail and logistics as well as Toyota's Digital Twin Technology to optimize the flow of personnel, logistics, and energy by collaborating with a social system, such as energy management and traffic control.

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