Karatsu Biomass Power Plant is a 25MW biopower project. It is planned in Saga, Japan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 25 25 Permitting Saga, Japan Vintage Holding Japan


The project is being developed and currently owned by Vintage Holding Japan. The company has a stake of 100%.

The project is expected to generate 177.61GWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 50,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $75m.

Palm kernel shells which is a kind of agricultural by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

About Vintage Holding Japan

Vintage Holding Japan Co Ltd owns a biomass power plant at Karatsu City in Saga Prefecture.


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