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Yatsushiro Biomass Power Plant starts up operations in Japan

June 21, 2024
By Canadian Biomass Staff

Panoramic view of Yatsushiro Biomass Power Plant. Image: Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota Tsusho) recently announced that Kumamoto Forest Generation, jointly invested by Toyota Tsusho Group company Ene-Vision Co., Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., and Toho Gas Co., Ltd., completed construction on the Yatsushiro Biomass Power Plant with commercial operations starting up on June 16, 2024.

The 75,000-kW power plant is fuelled by wood pellets and wood chips (mainly unused wood from Kumamoto Prefecture), and is expected to generate approximately 480 million kWh annually.

Construction on the power plant began on April 18, 2022.

“Through the operation of the power plant, Kumamoto Forest Generation will continue to promote initiatives toward carbon neutrality and contribute to the realization of a sustainable, recycling-based society,” the company stated in a press release.

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