Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc.

COMPANY: Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc.
HEADQUARTERS: Erlanger, KY
SIZE OF COMPANY: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Automotive
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Automobiles
NAME OF PROJECT: CAPTIN Bio-Reactor Filter Pilot
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To use the Bio-Reaction technology at the CAPTIN site to avoid the use of natural gas and control the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: Bio-Reaction technology
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: With the bio-based system, Toyota pumped 90% fewer emissions into the atmosphere; cut production of greenhouse gases 90%. The company now spends $20,000 per year on natural gas for the VOC treatment instead of $200,000 per year, which has saved $500,000 in operating expenses.