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Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd.

  • Co-founder, CEO:
    Iwao Yoshino

URL:https://mwcc.jp/en/

COMPANY PROFILE

Revolutionize Chemical Industry by using a Novel Microwave Chemical Platform Technology.

Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd. (MWCC) is the first company to provide an economically viable and commercially scalable microwave platform technology to the chemical industry. The proprietary microwave chemical process involving a hybrid catalyst and a flow reactor enables MWCC to produce renewable efficiently at a significantly reduced chemical cost. MWCC also develops ultra-fast, side-reaction-free microwave reaction systems for high purity fine chemicals such as active pharmaceutical ingredients and electronic materials.

COMPANY STORY

Origin

Associate Professor Tsukahara of Osaka University had always aspired to expand innovative technology to the world from Japan. His strong drive to apply his technology to form a Japanese start up that contributes to the environment through efficient chemical processes led to the foundation of Microwave Chemical. Mr. Tsukahara is now CSO of Microwave Chemical.

Strength

The company’s stellar team comprises various experts such as researchers and engineers in the fields of chemistry and physics. This team has developed a proprietary platform utilizing microwave technology.

UTEC’s value add

UTEC was involved from the early stages of the company including funding their pilot facility. The company credits UTEC as one of the few investors who appreciated their technical capabilities and supported their plan of building the world's first microwave factory, a feat most venture capitalists and bankers considered impossible for a start up.
  • World's first commercial-scale microwave chemical plant(3200 t/yr)

  • The second commercial-scale microwave chemical plant (Built in partner’s site)

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