Waste-to-Energy Plants in Japan
Adachi
Location: Tokyo
Operator: Clean Association of Tokyo 23
Configuration: 1 X 16.2 MW CHP
Operation: ??
Fuel: refuse
Incinerator/boiler supplier: Ebara
T/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: This plant has the Ebara HPCC21 stoker combustion system which features horizontal step grates . The equipment also achieves detoxification, recycling, and volume reduction of incineration ash with its plasma ash melting furnace.

Photograph courtesy of Clean Association of Tokyo 23
Posted 7 Jan 2009

Ariake
Location: Tokyo
Operator: Clean Association of Tokyo 23
Configuration: 1 X 5.6 MW CHP
Operation: ??
Fuel: refuse
Incinerator/boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: MHI
Quick Facts: The Ariake complex is connected to Japan's first pneumatic waste-transport piping network.

Photograph courtesy of Clean Association of Tokyo 23
Posted 7 Jan 2009

Chiba
Location: Japan
Operator: JFE Holdings
Configuration: 1 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: refuse-derived syngas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
Quick Facts: The Thermoselect system produces syngas, useable mineral substances, and iron rich materials from mixed wastes. Kawasaki Steel Corp (now JFE Holdings) signed a license agreement with Thermoselect in Nov 1997 and began construction on the 300tpd Chiba facility in Jun 1998. NEDO provided financial assistance. The plant mainly supplies syngas to a combined-cycle plant at the adjacent East Japan steel works.

Photograph courtesy of Thermoselect
Posted 3 Apr 2005

Chitose
Location: Tokyo
Operator: Clean Association of Tokyo 23
Configuration: 1 X 12 MW CHP
Operation: ??
Fuel: refuse
Incinerator/boiler supplier: Kawasaki
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Clean Association of Tokyo 23
Posted 7 Jan 2009

Kuwana
Location: Mie
Operator: Mie Prefecture Public Enterprise
Configuration: 1 X 12.1 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: RDF
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Fuji
Quick Facts: CFB boiler. In Kuwana-shi, Mie prefecture.

Photograph courtesy of Mie Prefecture Public Enterprise
Posted 13 Aug 2014

Maishima
Location: Osaka
Operator: Osaka City Environmental Protection Bureau
Configuration: 1 X 32 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: refuse
Boiler supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Hitachi-Zosen
Quick Facts: After a visit to Vienna's Spittlelau WTE plant, the Mayor of Osaka decided that the city's new WTE plant should also have exterior treatments designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The plant handles about 900 tpd of MSW and is built on a man-made island.

Photograph courtesy of City of Vienna
Posted 8 Dec 2004

Mutsu
Location: Aomori
Operator: Mitsubishi Materials Corp
Configuration: 2 X 1.2 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: refuse-derived syngas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher

Photograph courtesy of Thermoselect
Posted 3 Apr 2005

Nobeoka City
Location: Fukuoka
Operator: Nobeoka City
Configuration: 1 X 2.15 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: refuse
Incinerator/boiler supplier: ERK Eckrohrkessel
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Sanyo Engineering & Construction
Quick facts: Construction on this project began in 2006. It has two 109 tpd stoker lines. Steam is used at a nearby health facility.

Photograph courtesy of Nobeoka City
Posted 22 Jul 2012

Shin-Moji
Location: Fukuoka
Operator: Kitakyusyu City Environment Bureau
Configuration: 1 X 23.5 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: refuse, wastewater sludge
Incinerator/boiler supplier: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co Ltd
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Sanyo Engineering & Construction
Quick facts: This 3-line project has Thias facility was was rebuilt with fluidized bed gasifying and direct melting furnac systems. Design throughput increased from 600 tpd to 720 tpd MSW.

Photograph courtesy of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co Ltd
Posted 11 May 2013

 
Tobu
Location: Fukuoka
Operator: Fukuoka Clean Energy Corp
Configuration: 1 X 29.2 MW CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: refuse
Incinerator/boiler supplier: Kawasaki
T/G supplier: Kawasaki
Quick facts: Fukuoka Clean Energy was set up by Fukuoka City (51%) and Kyushu Electric Power (49%) in Oct 2000 and the Tobu plant commissioned in Aug 2005. Development Bank of Japan structured a funding arrangement between the owners and a banking syndicate. The three-line facility processes 900 tpd of municipal waste.

Photograph courtesy of Kyushu Electric Power Co
Posted 4 Apr 2009

Tokyo Waterfront Recycle
Location: Tokyo
Operator: Tokyo Waterfront Recycle Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 23 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: demolition waste, waste plastics, medical waste
Incinerator/boiler supplier: Ebara
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This project is jointly investd by Tokyo Electric Power, Ebara Corp, ORIX, and Shimizu Corp. The facility went online in Aug 2006 and can handle waste plastics, demolition debris, and medical waste in a separate dedicated furnace. The base technology is a pair of TwinRec fluidized-bed gasification and ash melting lines ordered from Ebara in Apr 2004. Maximum throughput is 550 tpd. Ash and slag are recycled into construction materials. The Tokyo Waterfront project is part of Tokyo's Super Eco-Town Project.

Photograph by Piccolist (wikipedia)
Posted 11 Jul 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 13-Aug-2014

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