Japan has witnessed many key players announcing biomass power projects. The most recent one is Marubeni Corp. that has announced a 37MW biomass power plant in western Japan. The plant will be located in Fukui prefecture and its construction is expected to begin in November 2015.
Marubeni is expecting the plant to commence operations in the summer of 2017. The biomass power plant will use woody biomass as feedstock. The station is slated to produce electricity for about 70,000 homes.
In another development, Chubu Electric Power has announced plans to build a 6.7MW biomass power plant. The plant will be located in Mie prefecture on the island of Honshu of central Japan.
The power station is expected to be commissioned in June 2016 and generate approximately 50 million kWh of electricity annually. Chubu’s subsidiary Chubu Plant Service will take up construction of the plant.
The plant will use woody biomass materials as feedstock and is said to meet the electricity needs of around 13,800 local households per year and reduce 26,000t of CO2 emissions.
More on Japan’s biomass power projects will be discussed when CMT’s inaugural Japan Biomass Power Market comes to Tokyo on 18-21 May, 2015.
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