Japan's Teijin Techno starts biomass boiler ops

23 October 2008 12:53  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japanese high-function fibre producer Teijin Techno Products has started operations of its yen (Y) 2.3bn ($23m) biomass boiler which can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 33,000 tonnes/year at its Mihara factory, its parent company Teijin said on Wednesday.

The boiler uses woody biomass feedstock such as waste construction materials and bark and recycled fuels including used tyres, according to Teijin.

The producer planned to supply the power generated by the new boiler to other Teijin group companies and also sell it to non-Teijin firms in Mihara, Hiroshima prefecture, the company said.

This was part of group-wide efforts to use renewable energy such as biomass and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reduce CO2 emissions, the producer said.

The Teijin group targeted to cut CO2 emissions by more than 10% of the amount in 1990 by fiscal year 2010 ending March 2011 and 20% by fiscal 2020, the firm added.

($1 = Y100.6)

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