Maeda-Ofunato co-fired power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Japan and coal.|
Maeda-Ofunato co-fired power station was a proposed 112-megawatt (MW) biomass- and coal-fired power station in Tohoku region, Japan.
In June 2017, Maeda Corporation announced that the proposal was switching from coal-biomass mix-fuel to biomass mono-fuel combustion.
The map below shows Ofunato, where the plant would be built.
Background on Plant
In November 2014, Maeda Corporation announced plans for a 112 MW-plus biomass power station that would be co-fired with wood chips and coal. The projected cost was 30 billion yen. It was planned for the Tohoku region.
In June 2017, Maeda announced that the plant would switch from coal-biomass mix-fuel to biomass mono-fuel combustion. Maeda attributed the switch to the rapid increase in the number of planned coal-fired plants in the country and “reconsideration of the plan to reduce environmental impact under current Japanese energy conditions”.
Coal Project Details
- Sponsor: Maeda Corporation
- Parent Company: Maeda Corporation
- Location: Ofunato, Akasaki-machi, Otachi prefecture, Tohoku region, Japan
- Coordinates: 39.068, 141.725222 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 112 MW
- Projected in service:
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Articles and resources
- "前田建設/バイオマス発電検討/東北に混焼100メガワット超," Kensetsu News, 2014-11-20
- "大船渡港バイオマス混焼石炭火力発電所／前田建設工業（株）／岩手県," Kiko Network, accessed May 2017
- Small scale power plant in Ofunato announced switching from coal to biomass, Kiko Network, June 21, 2017