Omaezakikou Biomass Energy GK, which is managing the RENOVA-led Omaezakikou Biomass power generation project in Japan, has started construction on the facility.
The plant, which will use wood pellets and palm kernel shells as a feedstock, will have a generation capacity of 74.95 MW – enough to power approximately 170,000 households - in Omaezaki City and Makinohara City, in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture. Development is underway with three co-sponsors: Chubu Electric Power (34%), Suzuyo Shoji (10%), and Mitsubishi Electric Credit (18%), with Renova holding 38%.
Operations are expected to commence in July 2023. It is hoped the new facility will contribute to the revitalisation of the local community and economy, through the creation of new job opportunities.