Iwaki Biomass Wood to Energy Project is an 112MW biopower project. It is planned in Fukushima, Japan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in April 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 112 112 Permitting Fukushima, Japan Kyudenko ; The Kansai Electric Power

Description

The project is being developed by Kyudenko and The Kansai Electric Power. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The project is expected to generate 770GWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 230,000 households. The project is expected to offset 787,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is expected to be around $467.703m.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood pellets which is a kind of wood by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in April 2022.

Contractors Involved

Sumitomo SHI FW Energia is likely to be the supplier of the steam boiler for the project.

About Kyudenko

Kyudenko Corp (Kyudenko), a subsidiary Kyushu Electric Power Company Inc, is a construction company that carries out the design and administration of electrical facilities. The company offers electrical installation facilities to buildings, factories, schools, and hospitals. It offers services like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning facilities; power distribution facilities such as power poles, overhead and underground distribution lines, lines to the home, and electric power meters. Kyudenko carries out providing infrastructure development facilities such as a community drainage system, water supply, and sewerage, waste water treatment, and total energy management system. The company offers installation of information and telecommunication instruments in factories and buildings, cable television, and base stations for mobile communications, and installation of local area network, solar power and wind power generation. The company operates in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. Kyudenko is headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan.

About The Kansai Electric Power

The Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (Kepco ) is an integrated power utility. It produces, supplies electricity, and thermal energy; procures and sells natural gas. The company generates electric energy using natural gas, nuclear, coal, oil, wind, hydro and solar sources. Through long, medium, and short terms and spot procurement contracts and other types of transactions, KEPCo procures liquefied natural gas, and processes and supplies that to customers using pipeline networks. It also provides IT and communications services including optical internet, optical telephone, and optical television to household and corporate customers. KEPCo provides real estate services, business solution, Nursing care, home security, staffing and other services. The company supplies electricity to customers and utility and non-utility companies in the Kansai and capital regions. KEPCo is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Methodology

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