Nippon Paper, Mitsubishi Plan Coal, Biomass-Fired Power Plant

(Bloomberg) — Nippon Paper Industries Co. and Mitsubishi
Corp.
will build a power station in northern Japan that will use
coal and biomass as fuel.

The 149-megawatt plant will be set up at Nippon Paper’s
Ishinomaki Mill in Miyagi prefecture, according to joint
statement Friday. Woody biomass will be used for as much as 30
percent of the generation and coal for the rest, the companies
said.

The plant will start running in March 2018, according to
the statement.

To contact the reporter on this story:
Chisaki Watanabe in Tokyo at
cwatanabe5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Reed Landberg at
landberg@bloomberg.net;
Jason Rogers at
jrogers73@bloomberg.net
Indranil Ghosh, Jason Rogers

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