Kawasaki biomass plant to start production
Japan's largest biomass-fired power plant is expected to begin operations on 1 February this year.
The Kanagawa Prefecture-based Kawasaki biomass power station will handle around 180,000 tonnes of wood chips annually for the production of 33MW of power a year.
The site is currently undergoing its final inspection prior to operations commencing.
A joint venture between Sumitomo Joint Electric Power Co. and two other companies, the facility will run for 24 hours a day, generating renewable energy for JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation. The company owns and rents out the land on which the power plant was built, in addition to a wood chip production plant near to the facility.