to-the-point: Toshiba ESS breaks ground on 44-MW biomass plant in Japan

Image of Toshiba ESS's future biomass plants in Omuta City. Source: Toshiba ESS

October 25 (Renewables Now) - A subsidiary of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, also known as Toshiba ESS, today broke ground on a biomass power station in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture.

Specifically, Sigma Power Ariake Corporation (SPAC) is preparing to build the so-called Omuta No.1/No.2 Power Plant in Omuta City next to another facility known as the Mikawa Power Plant. Toshiba ESS noted that upon completion in the autumn of 2021, each plant will have a capacity of 22.1 MW.

The company said it is currently operating six solar parks, four wind farms, one hydropower plant and one biomass facility. With the addition of the new biomass assets, its total renewable energy portfolio will reach 140 MW, Toshiba ESS added.

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