Daicel Otake power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Daicel Otake power station (ダイセル 大竹工場) is a 88.5-megawatt (MW) coal-fired and tire-fired power station in Hiroshima, Chūgoku Prefecture, Japan.[1]

The power station is also referred to as the Ohtake power station.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Hiroshima, Chūgoku Prefecture, Japan.

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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%."

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Daicel Ohtake Sangyo Co
  • Parent company: Daicel Ohtake Sangyo Co
  • Location: Hiroshima, Chūgoku Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.2149, 132.2420 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 88.5 MW[3]
    • Unit 6 (or 6-3): Coal-fired cfb, 50 MW (start-up in 2007)
    • Unit 7 (or 7-4): Coal-fired cfb, 38.5 MW (start-up in 2016)

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