Monthly Archives: April 2017


Total and Corbion Join Hands for Bioplastics Venture

Total – a leading French energy company along with Corbion – a leader in the bio-based sector – have announced a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers.

The JV features a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year. It is expected to be built at Corbion’s existing site in Thailand – which already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit and that will be integrated under the JV. (more…)


KEPCO to convert 375 MW Power Plant to use Biomass in a JV with Mitsubishi

Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) has announced a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corp. Power Systems – a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp.  The JV named – Aioi Bioenergy Corp will be responsible for converting KEPCO’s Unit 2 – a 375-MW Aioi Power Station in Hyogo Prefecture from its current heavy oil or crude oil sources to woody biomass. The Aioi Power Plant comprises three units each of 375MW. (more…)


JGC Wins EPC Contract to Build One of Japan’s Largest Biomass Power Plants

Muroran Biomass Power Generation GK is planning a biomass power generation plant in Muroran City, Hokkaido, Japan. The EPC contract for the same is awarded to JGC Corporation – which is a lump-sum turn-key contract.

Expected to have a capacity of 74.9 MW – the Muroran City biomass power plant will be one of the largest biomass-fueled power generation plants in Japan.

Utilizing renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FiT), the plant is said to be built in the idle land owned by TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K.  The plant will be fueled by palm kernel shells and is estimated to be commissioned in autumn, 2019.

As per the contract, JGC will be responsible for uploading the feedstock, as well as its storage and transport, and the supply of other necessary equipment together with the power generation unit.

More on Japan’s biomass power projects at 8th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 15-18 May, 2017 in Tokyo.

For more information about the conference, contact Ms. Hafizah Adam at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call (65) 6346 9218.

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