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Micro biomass CHP plant fired up in Fukushima, more planned
Six years after the natural disaster and the reactor catastrophe in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, Gov. Masao

Uchibori inaugurated a small-scale biomass power plant at health resort Nishigo, the first of a series of plants

that Entrade said it plans to build in coming weeks.

Entrade’s E3 design a micro combined-heat-and-power system that provides a decentralized energy supply in

developed and emerging markets. In a high-temperature reactor, the compact power station module uses solid

biomass to generate high-quality syngas, which is used to produce up to 25 kW of electricity and 60 kW of thermal


The Nishigo E3 plant uses biomass available in the region—for instance, pellets derived from waste wood and saw

dust—to provide a hotel and a spa with electricity and heat. “By using biomass from the region, we protect the

environment together with Entrade, and in addition create jobs,” said Mitsuo Fujita, managing director of the building

company Fujita Construction, and operator of the hotel and spa resort Abukuma. “In the future, we plan to derive a

third of the energy that is required here around the clock from E3 power plants.”

The first power plant will supply enough heat to bring the water for the healing treatments to an appropriate

temperature, and to heat the rooms of the hotel. “Besides delivering clean energy to large industrial estates in Great

Britain, we now demonstrate a further application of our innovative power plants here in Japan: in the energy-intensive

hotel and tourism industry,” said Julien Uhlig, CEO at Entrade. “As of today, we start to reduce the load on the

Japanese power grids together with our partners, and still make even more renewable energy available. Our special

thanks go to the governor Masao Uchibori, entrepreneur Mitsuo Fujita but also to the government of North-Rhine

Westphalia, which has been cultivating a close cooperation with the Fukushima prefecture.”

                                                                                                                                                                                      Source:Biomass Magazine

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