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9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power

第9回 バイオマス・ペレット会議 ~貿易と発電~

14-17 May, 2018 - Tokyo

Tokyo Marriott Hotel

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Japan Introduces Changes to Biomass Power FiT Subsidy Program

Posted on : 16 Mar, 2018

 
The Japanese government has received overwhelming response to its Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) subsidy scheme for biomass power that it introduced in 2002. As of September 2017, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) had issued contracts of over 16 GW of biomass capacity – which is much higher than its target of 6-7 GW in 2030.

As a result the Japanese regulators have introduced some changes to its FiT subsidy program. At the end of 2017, it announced to stop the issuance of set price FiT subsidies for most biomass power plants. Instead METI will now offer a set amount (in MWs of capacity) of FiT contracts for potential suppliers to bid on under a new tendering system.

The first round of bidding under the new tendering system is expected to start on April 1, 2018 and end on March 31,2019. The total pool of 200 MW of biomass capacity will be available for tendering and the maximum bid price is set at the previous FiT level, 21 ¥/kWh.

Japanese regulators are confident of sufficient certified capacity under the FiT scheme, and the new system will enable more predictable budgets and cost reduction.

FutureMetrics projects Japanese wood pellet demand to increase to 9.5 million tonnes in 2025 with total biomass demand expected to reach 23 million tonnes in 2025.

More about FiT subsidies and biomass projects in Japan at CMT’s 9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 14-17 May, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.

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