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Hitachi Zosen opens biomass plant in Japan

Operations have started at Hitachi Zosen Corp.'s 3 billion yen (€22.7 million) Miyanosato biomass-fired power plant in Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

Hitachi Zosen has been building the plant, with a power output of 5,750kW, since 2013.

The new facility will process waste wood, a material that is abundantly available in Ibaraki due to the large forestry industry. Approximately 63,000 tonnes a year of woodchips generated at the adjacent Miyanosato wood chipping mill will be used.