Japan Considers Converting Disaster Debris into Biomass Power

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 12th, 2011

The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan has left the country with 25 million tons of debris (about 70 percent of it wood) just from homes, according to Japan’s Forestry Agency, which is proposing to build five biomass power plants.

The agency has suggested that the plants be built adjacent to timber processing plants and that they provide power and heat. Proponents say that will make the plants more economically viable than if they just produced power.

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