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Osaka Gas believes that technologies serve as the foundation of corporate competitiveness, and considers R&D to be one of the most important elements in the strategy to make a difference.
For this reason, Osaka Gas works actively on R&D and commercialization of new technologies, as presented below.
We are developing fermentative production of Ketone body （3-hydroxy butyrate, 3HB）which plays a main role in human body under low carbon hydrate diet.
Low carbon hydrate diet attracts attention as a new dieting method. During that, the main energy metabolism shift from glycolytic to ketone cycle. There are many reports that intake of ketone body has positive effect not only dieting but also sports activity, diabetes, Alzheimer diseases and antiaging.
A little Ketone body is included in milk or liver and no foods including more ketone body has found. We have succeeded in mass producing of ketone body with AIST using microorganisms named Halomonas.
Ketone body is being to be used positively all over the world. We also have found by ourselves that ketone body has positive effect for the activation of aged skin and whitening. We are preparing production system to supply bio-based ketone body.