Taiheiyo Cement plans biomass energy plant in Japan

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Taiheiyo Cement plans biomass energy plant in Japan

Taiheiyo Cement has plans to develop a 75 MW biomass power plant at a cement production site in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture (northeastern Japan).

The project involves the development of a new 75 MW facility that will use palm waste as a cost-efficient fuel. The biomass plant would be one of the one of the largest of its kind in Japan.

The total project investment is estimated at JPY23.5 billion (US$229.7 million). The new facility is expected to be operational in the autumn of 2019.

The energy generated by the plant is expected to be sold to eRex, a power company that counts Taiheiyo Cement as a major shareholder. The energy price would be based on the government's feed in-tariff program.

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