ITOCHU Corporation

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ITOCHU Corporation is a Japanese corporation.

"The history of ITOCHU Corporation dates back to 1858 when the Company's founder Chubei Itoh commenced linen trading operations. Since then, ITOCHU has evolved and grown over 150 years.
"With approximately 130 bases in 68 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textile, information and communications technology, machinery, energy, metals, minerals, chemicals, forest products, general merchandise, food, construction, realty, finance, insurance, and logistics services, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas."[1]

ITOCHU holds the majority of Green Future Innovations, Inc., a joint venture between ITOCHU and others to build a bioethanol plant in the Philippines province of Isabela. They have applied for the project to be a Clean Development Machanism (CDM).[2]

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  1. Corporate Profile, Accessed June 5, 2011.
  2. CDM: Prior Consideration of the CDM, Accessed June 5, 2011.

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