Biomass Power Generation

Biomass power generation refers to any form of power generation that uses fuels derived from living things.
RENOVA generates biomass power by burning domestic unused materials and palm kernel shells imported from overseas to produce steam that then rotates turbines.

The combustion of wood and other materials emits CO2, while trees absorb CO2 as they grow. As emissions are offset by absorption, biomass power generation does not cause any change to CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. This feature is called “carbon neutrality.”

To preserve great woodlands, it is necessary to care for them by, for example, forest thinning and cutting grown trees. Utilizing wood biomass from lumber from forest thinning and other unused resources, this power generation system is expected to help revitalize local communities.

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Features

Friendly to the Planet

Friendly to the Planet

Biomass fuels derived from plant is considered to emit no CO2, based on the idea that the amount of CO2 absorbed by growing trees equals the amount of CO2 emitted during combustion.

After the start of operation, biomass power plants stably supply electric power without being affected by weather or other conditions. The power generation volume may be controlled according to power consumption.

Mechanism

Power Generation Materials Derived from Living Things

Power Generation Materials Derived from Living Things

Biomass power generation burns materials derived from living things to produce high-temperature steam with high pressure that rotates turbines to generate electric power. This production of steam requires the efficient combustion of fuels. If wooden materials with high water content are used, it is common to mix them with appropriate auxiliary fuels before they are burnt. RENOVA’s wood biomass power generation makes use of locally produced unused materials such as fuels and palm kernel shells (PKS) imported from Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries as auxiliary fuel.

Process Towards Start of Operation in Biomass Power Generation Project

  1. Project plan(concept and basic plan: 1 year)
    • Consideration on scale of facility
    • Consideration on location
    • Consideration on fuel procurement, including waste collection and conveyance
    • Consideration on use of products and byproducts
    • Consideration on the operating body
    • Feasibility study
    • Briefing to local community and request for cooperation
  2. Implementation plan(system consideration: 1 year)
    • Determination of scale of facility
    • Consideration on economic efficiency and risk control
    • Consultation with related business operators
    • Determination of the operating body
    • Consensus building with local community
  3. Implementation of the plan(2 to 3 years)
    • Application for operator certification
    • Negotiations with electricity utilities and manufacturers
    • Recognition of facility certification under the FIT scheme
    • Placement of order, design, construction and trial operation
    • Compliance with laws and ordinances
  4. Start of operation