Site visits went to the Shin Onoda Power Station and the Kitakyushu Laboratory of Nippon Steel Engineering. The site visits took place on Tuesday 25th February, followed by a welcome reception.
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Shin Onoda Power Station
The Shin Onoda Power Plant is located in Sanyo-Onoda, Yamaguchi Prefecture and consists of two 500 MW supercritical units. It started trial cofiring biomass with coal in 2007 and has been cofiring with the support from Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) scheme since.
The Kitakyushu Laboratory engages in research on clean coal technologies, such as reforming, pyrolysis, gasification, catalyst utilisation and improving low-rank coal qualities. The laboratory also works on pretreatment, saccharification and fermentation processes for cellulosic biomass.