Obayashi to Build 14MW Biomass Power Station in Central Japan

Obayashi Corp. will enter the biomass power generation business with a plan to build a 14-megawatt station in central Japan.

Construction of the 10 billion yen ($80 million) plant will begin in August, with the station expected to generate 2 billion yen in annual sales, the company said in a statement Monday.

The plant will use fuels such as timber from forest thinning, according to the statement.