NTT, partners to develop 1.8-MW biomass plant in Japan's Wakayama

Wood-based biomass used as a raw material. Source: Andritz (www.andritz.com)

April 11 (Renewables Now) - Japanese firm NTT Facilities Inc announced on Wednesday it will take part, together with other local companies, in the development of a 1.8-MW biomass plant in Japan’s Wakayama prefecture.

Japanese firms Morisho Co Ltd, Maeda Shoko Co Ltd, TJ-Group and Forest Energy are NTT's partners in this project.

Located in the municipality of Shingu, the project will collect about 20,000 tonnes of raw wood annually from the surrounding area to generate enough power to meet the demand of 3,900 local homes, the company stated.

The Shingu plant will be equipped with four gasification and power generation generators from Austrian firm Syncraft Engineering GmbH. Commercial operations are planned to commence in December 2020, the subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (TYO:9432), noted.

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