Chubu and Marubeni biomass plant commences operation in Japan
The plant is run by Gifu Seino Green Power LLC (GSGP), a special purpose company established by Marubeni Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Company.
The biomass plant is the first to involve local consumption of locally produced fuel for both Marubeni and Chubu Electric.
It mainly uses surplus wood thinnings produced in Gifu Prefecture and has a power generation output of 7,500 kW.
Marubeni and Chubu Electric already jointly operate the Tsuruga Green Power Plant, another wood-fueled biomass power plant which is located in Fukui Prefecture.
The companies said they would operate the two plants more efficiently and in a synergistic manner while maintaining close communication.