Japanese company Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd (TYO:7003) said on Friday it opened a 1.8-MW biogas plant in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido.
The plant will use cow waste as feedstock to produce about 9,600 MWh per year, enough to supply some 6,360 local homes.
The power output will be sold to the grid under a feed-in tariff scheme.
The new plant, located in the town of Betsukai and named Betsukai Biogas Power Generation, was financed in part by the local government.
Betsukai Biogas plant is the largest of its kind in the country, Mitsui noted in a press release.
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