Daicel Otake power station

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Daicel Otake power station (ダイセル 大竹工場) is an operating power station of at least 88-megawatts (MW) in Ohtake Factory, Otake, Hiroshima, Chūgoku, Japan. It is also known as Daicel Ohtake power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Daicel Otake power station Ohtake Factory, Otake, Hiroshima, Chūgoku, Japan 34.214866, 132.241965 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 6-3, Unit 7-4: 34.214866, 132.241965

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 6-3 operating coal - unknown 50 circulating fluidized bed 2007
Unit 7-4 operating coal - unknown 38.5 circulating fluidized bed 2016

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 6-3 Daicel Ohtake Sangyo Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 7-4 Daicel Ohtake Sangyo Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): chemicals
  • Captive industry: Power


The power station is fueled with coal and tires and is located in Hiroshima, Chūgoku Prefecture, Japan.[1] Daicel's 2020 Report noted the following about the Otake power station:[2]

"In August 2007, the plant started selling its excess electricity. In July 2016, it installed an additional boiler. Two dualfuel boilers are run in parallel using a mix of coal and scrap tires as fuel."
"At the Ohtake Plant, a mix of coal and scrap tires is used as fuel for its boilers. Using a mixture that contains at least 46% of scrap tires enables the generation of steam and electricity that emits less CO2 than LNG, a lower carbon fuel. Excess electricity is sent to our other business sites using a self-consignment system and also sold externally to start-up energy companies. We are improving this process continuously by procuring higher quality scrap tires, ensuring stable boiler operation, and using a fuel mix with a higher scrap tire ratio. We have recently been working toward a ratio of over 50%."

The 50 MW Unit 6 (or 6-3) began operating in 2007 and the 38.5 MW Unit 7 (or 7-4) began operating in 2016.[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. "会社概要," Daicel, accessed January 2022
  2. "Annual Report," Daicel, 2020
  3. "Map & Data," Japan Beyond Coal, accessed January 2022

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