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GE provides steam technology for Japanese biomass power plant

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GE has announced it will provide renewable steam technology for the high-efficiency Kamisu Biomass Power Generation plant in Japan.

Under a contract signed with Hitachi Zosen, which will act as the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, GE’s Steam Power division will design, manufacture and supply the core components of the project’s power block, through an integrated power package.

The package will include the steam turbine generator, as well as the boiler and its air quality control systems.

The Kamisu biomass plant will use 100% biomass comprised of palm kernel shells and wood pellets, generating 50MW of power to the national grid. The plant will be equipped with GE’s low-NOx circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, a high-efficiency dust removal fabric filter and a reheat steam turbine with generator.

“GE Steam Power’s involvement in the Kamisu Biomass Power Generation project demonstrates our commitment to applying proven steam power technology to lower carbon uses and supporting the use of more renewable fuel sources like biomass,” said Michael Keroulle, CEO of GE Steam Power.

“Building on our proven track record of delivering steam power technology and project management capabilities for plants around the world, our integrated offering will help Hitachi Zosen achieve its high efficiency and reliability performance low-carbon objectives.”

The biomass plant is expected to begin commercial operations in July 2023.