In 2011, he came to Estonia to assess local business opportunities and soon joined several projects - from FPGA board development for Japanese companies, to a lactic acid bacteria project at the Bio Competence Center. These projects confirmed to him that Estonia had a lot of potential and in October 2015 he established ESTLANDING OÜ with 4 business partners to introduce the latest Japanese technology to the Estonian market, and to help interesting Estonian products access the Japanese market. In November 2015, Sunagawa discovered the innovative Japanese technology created by Your Energy Development Co Ltd and has since focussed on using this technology for bioenergy production projects in Estonia.
Mati is an Electrical Engineer with long-term managerial experience. He started his career in the electrical engineering and consultation sector working as an inspector and a project manager for some of the biggest energy companies in Estonia. From 1997-2009 he worked as an executive and board member for a number of different companies in the energy sector, mainly working on international projects in Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland. From 2010 until 2016, when he co-founded MFM Energy, Mati shared his experience as a CEO and project manager in the mechanical engineering industry.
Maarja is one of the co-founders of MFM Energy. She ensures smooth communication between Japan and Estonia and performs the complex task of balancing out differences in business culture. She studied in Tsukuba and Waseda universities and worked as a communication specialist at the University of Tokyo. After five years in Japan she has been working with Japanese clients interested in Estonia in various fields from business to cultural exchange.
Responsible for back office operations. The leading Japanese translator/interpreter in Estonia. Former lecturer of Japanese language in Tallinn University, ensures smooth communication in Japanese. Is well versed in Estonian legislation and accounting related matters. Studied in Waseda University, Japan.
Your Energy Development Co. Ltd (YED) CEO. Responsible for development of the multifunctional biomass energy device FPU. Graduate of Kyoto University, worked in the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. After retiring from the Ministry, he has been actively leading biomass energy projects for over 10 years, during which time he founded YED in 2013 and became the CEO. He drafted the idea behind FPU technology, gathered proof of practical application and completed the invention. He is an advocate of eco revolution related to regional biomass-based self sustainable food production, while creating added value for business.
Technical expert of the plant design. Professional plant designer with over 30 years of plant designing experience in Japan’s leading plant company JGC Corporation. Will be responsible for plant design in this project.
FPU developer. Graduate of Tokyo University, worked in the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Two years work experience as vice mayor of Joetsu city, Japan. Founder and CEO of Agri-Future Joetsu. The bioplastic manufacturing technology developed by this company has been of great importance in the development of FPU, and R&D is being continued for further improvement.
CEO of M hydroponic Research Co., Ltd, the leading hydroponics company in Japan. Has worked over 50 years in R&D and popularization of hydroponic technology. He is the The foremost Japanese expert in hydroponic technology. He will lead the planning and operation of the vegetable farm to match Estonian conditions.