Yatsushiro Biomass Power Project is a 75MW biopower project. It is planned in Kumamoto, Japan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in June 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Chubu Electric Power, Ene - Vision.co.,ltd and Toho Gas. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 49%, 37% and 14% respectively.

The project is expected to generate 480,000MWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 150,000 households.

Wood 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 June 2024.

Contractors involved

IHI is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the project for a period of 20 years.

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About Chubu Electric Power

Chubu Electric Power Co Inc (Chubu) is an energy utility. It generates and procures electricity and offers electric network related services. The company generates electricity using the hydro, thermal, nuclear and renewable sources. Chubu has interests in upstream and midstream energy fields, and electricity generation projects in overseas. It also offers comprehensive energy services in gas and power fields. The company has regional offices in Nagoya, Gifu, Mie, Nagano, Okazaki, Tokyo and Shizuoka in Japan; and overseas offices in the US, the UK and Qatar. Chubu is headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

About Toho Gas

Toho Gas Co Ltd (Toho Gas) is a downstream energy distribution company. It procures and sells natural gas and liquefied petroleum products (LPG). The company supplies hydrocarbon products on wholesale and retail basis. It procures LNG from Australia, Indonesia, Qatar, Malaysia and Russia through price index and supply source contracts. The company also provides coke, tar and crude oil products; paving materials, automobiles, daily sundries, and foodstuffs; and gas, air-conditioning, kitchen, and plumbing equipment and home appliances. It also carries out the supply of LPG and electricity. It serves customers in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures. Toho Gas is headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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