Showa Shell's 49 MW Biomass Power Plant Starts Operations

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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