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Yatsushiro biomass plant commences operation

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Toyota Tsusho Corporation has announced that Kumamoto Forest Generation, LLC completed construction on the Yatsushiro Biomass Power Plant in Japan, and began commercial operations yesterday (16 June).
Kumamoto Forest Generation is a joint-owned company by Toyota Tsusho Group subsidiary Ene-Vision Co., Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., and Toho Gas Co., Ltd.
The plant is a wood-burning biomass power plant that will generate 75,000 kW of power and, using mainly unused wood from Kumamoto Prefecture as fuel, plans to generate approximately 480 million kWh annually.
Through the operation of the power plant, Kumamoto Forest Generation will continue to promote initiatives toward carbon neutrality and contribute to the realisation of a sustainable, recycling-based society, according to Toyota Tsusho.






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