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HoSt lands first biogas project in Japan

The Netherlands-headed biomass and biogas technology specialists HoSt has announced that it has signed a contract with Techno System Co. Ltd for the supply of a 550 kWe biogas power plant to a project in Ishigaki Island, Japan. The contract represents the first biogas project in Japan for HoSt and marks an "important milestone" in the development of HoSt’s global expansion and future projects in Japan.

The signing ceremony took place on September 20, 2019, at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Japan, and was accompanied by His Excellency, Ambassador Peter van der Vliet, high-level Embassy delegation of the Department of Agriculture and Japanese national and regional media (photo courtesy HoSt).

Being the first project in Japan, this marks an important milestone in the development of HoSt’s global expansion and future projects in Japan.

Japan is one of the most important markets for HoSt in Asia with supportive circumstances for renewable energy and new technology, which we continue to serve together with Techno System, our Japanese partner in energy systems. We are very thankful for this promising collaboration, said Marcel te Braak, CTO at HoSt.

The biogas plant will produce 550 kWe electricity from manure, grass, and other organic waste. This electricity output is equivalent to powering 1 300 homes.

Exemplary project in SDG terms

This project is exemplary in terms of sustainable food and energy production, supporting the development of circular economies, contributing to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. It is also an excellent example of partners from our two countries joining forces and working together to find innovative solutions to social challenges we are facing today, said Ambassador Peter van Vliet in his address at the signing ceremony.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 for the period of 2016 to 2030.

Proven biogas technology

At this remote, but charming island location, the biomass feedstock may vary and the constant availability is difficult to guarantee. HoSt’s proven technology makes it possible to anaerobic digest a broad range of biomass streams.

HoSt biogas plants are known for its high economic performance and contribute to ensuring the success of a circular economy by producing renewable energy, solving waste management challenges, and creating valuable end-products from organic waste. We strive to be a market leader and a major global actor with our most advanced biogas plants, commented Herman Klein Teeselink, CEO of HoSt.

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