75MW Biomass Power Plant Set Up in Iwate

2020/03/11 18:23
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The Ofunato Biomass Power Plant (source: Taiheiyo Cement)

Ofunato Hatsuden Co Ltd built a biomass power plant with a rated output of 75MW on the premises of the Ofunato Plant of Taiheiyo Cement Corp and started commercial operation of the biomass power plant Jan 1, 2020.

Ofunato Hatsuden (Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture) is a company jointly invested in by Taiheiyo Cement and Erex Co Ltd. For the plant, "Ofunato Biomass Power Plant," a circulating fluidized bed boiler and reheat-type steam turbine were employed.

The plant is expected to generate about 520,000MWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 119,000 households, per year.