11 March 2008
Cherry trees utilized for alternative energy project
Fueled by gasified wood chips from a nearby forest, Japan's largest wood gas-to-energy plant, powered by two of GE Energy's Jenbacher gas engines, has successfully started operation in the Yamagata Prefecture, generating 2MW of electricity for local power purposes.
The plant is seen as an important specialty gas-to-energy technology model that will support the Japanese government's initiatives to expand renewable energy production to help meet its emissions reduction goals under the Kyoto Protocol. The innovative, national renewable energy project has been in commercial service since June 2007.
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