Showa Shell’s 49 MW Biomass Power Plant Starts Operations

(Bloomberg) — Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., a Japanese refiner,
said it has completed a 49-megawatt biomass power plant south of
Tokyo.

The plant in Kanagawa prefecture began commercial
operations earlier this month, the company said in a statement
Monday. It’s Showa Shell’s first biomass power project.

The station, built on the site of the company’s former
refinery, uses wood pellets and palm kernel shells as fuel and
will generate enough electricity for about 83,000 homes,
according to the statement.

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Jason Rogers, Aaron Clark

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