Toshiba to Build 44MW Biomass Power Plant in Fukuoka

2019/02/27 10:24
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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"Mikawa Power Plant" in operation (source: Toshiba Corp)

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp (Kawasaki City) will build a thermal power plant using imported biomass as fuel in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Toshiba Energy Systems will build new facilities in an area adjacent to "Mikawa Power Plant" (Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture), a biomass power plant owned by Sigma Power Ariake Co Ltd (Minato-ku, Tokyo), which is affiliated with Toshiba Energy Systems.

The new biomass power plant is expected to combust only biomass (imported palm shells) as fuel. It will be equipped with two units of a 22MW boilers (44MW in total). The amount of power generated at the plant will be equivalent to the power consumption of 70,000 households. The plant is scheduled to start operation in the spring of 2022.