J-Power scraps plan for new coal-fired power plant in western Japan

Japan’s Electric Power Development (J-Power) has scraped a plan to build a 1.2 GW coal-fired power plant in Yamaguchi, western Japan, after a comprehensive assessment of the changing business environment. …

The move comes amid a growing global trend towards decarbonisation and after Chugoku Electric Power and JFE Steel cancelled a plan to build a thermal power station last month. J-Power also planned to build a gasification facility at the No.2 coal-fired power plant in its Matsushima station in Nagasaki, southern Japan, to improve efficiency and curb CO2 emissions. The company aims to further reduce CO2 emissions by co-firing biomass and ammonia in the future and use carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology in the further future.

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