Power Producers Scour Forests as Burning Wood Gets Big

  • Success of incentives means biomass demand hard to meet
  • Wood pellet imports more than doubled to record in 2015

Showa Shell biomass power plant in Kawasaki City.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

With almost 70 percent of its land covered by forests, Japan is leading a drive to return to wood as a source of cleaner energy.

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