Akita-shi Biomass Power Plant is a 20.5MW biopower project. It is located in Akita, Japan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 20.5 20.5 Active Akita, Japan United Renewable Energy


The project is developed and owned by United Renewable Energy.

The project generates 140GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 38,000 households. The project cost is $100.66m.

Agricultural by-product and wood by-product are used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 2016.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Tohoku Electric Power under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Sumitomo SHI FW Energia supplied steam boiler for the project.

About United Renewable Energy

United Renewable Energy Co Ltd (UREC) formerly known as Neo Solar Power Corp is an alternative energy company that conducts, manufactures, research, and develops solar cells and modules. The company’s products include NSP and delsolar modules and NSP solar cells. It also provides multi-crystalline cells, BiFi bifacial cells, and mono-crystalline cells, and others. UREC offers delsolar module without AR glass, with AR glass, anti-salt and black module with AR, and black module without AR, among others. The company offers silicon raw materials, semiconductor, electronic systems, and solar energy system engineering, among others. It has its operations in the US, Taiwan, and China. UREC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan


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