Sumitomo to Build 50MW Woody Biomass Power Plant in North Japan

(Bloomberg) — Sumitomo Corp. will build a 50-megawatt
woody biomass power station in the northern prefecture of
Yamagata.

Construction of the 25 billion yen ($208 million) station
will begin in June and operations will start in May 2018, the
Tokyo-based trading company said in a statement Thursday.

Sumitomo, through power retailing unit Summit Energy Corp.,
has two other biomass stations, a 50-megawatt plant operating
since 2005 and another 75-megawatt station under development,
according to the statement.

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

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Reed Landberg at
landberg@bloomberg.net
Iain Wilson, Jason Rogers

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