To be constructed adjacent to the Port of Kinuura in Handa-city, the Handa biomass power plant will be operated by Summit Handa Power, a wholly owned unit of Summit Energy.

The project, which is expected to cost approximately JPY20bn ($197m), will be Japan’s largest pure-biomass-fired power plant upon completion.

Slated to put into commercial operation within FY2016, the project construction work is expected to begin around August 2014.

The 75MW biomass power plant will use biomass fuel from domestic and abroad through Sumitomo’s Materials & Supplies Division.

Sumitomo Corporation and Summit Energy plans aim to increase power supply source focusing on renewable energy while using the Feed-In-Tariff mechanism in Japan enforced in July 2012.