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Japan uses biomass to remove debris

Feb. 9, 2012, Japan - Still reeling from the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, Japan is setting up a new initiative to help clean up the debris that still litters the country.


February 9, 2012
By The Japan Times

Feb. 9, 2012, Japan – Still reeling from the aftermath of the March 11,
2011 earthquake, Japan is setting up a new initiative to help clean up
the debris that still litters the country.

According to an article in The Japan Times, wooden debris
accounts for 70 percent of the over 22 million tons of rubble and debris
from the disasters in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.

The planned plants are to be built in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures and are expected to begin operation by March 2014. Once complete, the article states that they will burn a total of 200,000 tonnes of wooden debris a
year, and generate approximately 16,000 kw and provide power for 30,000
households.

"The four plants — three 5,000-kw facilities
in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, and Kesennuma and Ishinomaki in Miyagi
Prefecture, and one 1,000-kw facility in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture —
will be built near lumber or paper mills. Once the debris from the
disasters is used up, the plants will use wood waste from the mills for
power generation."

For the complete article, please read the complete article here.


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