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NEDO Develops Japan’s Largest Biomass Power Generation Vehicle that Runs on Waste Oil

– Will aim for dissemination throughout the metropolitan area, in order to establish a new “local production for local consumption” model for new energy –
September  8,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
TBM Co. Ltd.

NEDO and TBM Co., Ltd. recently succeeded in developing fuels for power generation from food grease trapped and collected during water purification process at restaurants and food factories. The development is the first of its kind in Japanese history. They also succeeded in developing Japan’s largest biomass power generation vehicle, loaded with a 100kVA-scaled power generator fueled by grease.

At the 23rd Iruma Taiko Session held by the City of Iruma on September 10, a demonstration test will be conducted to produce a fuel from animal fat and oils collected from Matsuya Foods Co., Ltd.’s Iruma branch, as well as additional fat and oil collected from 98 other branches in Saitama Prefecture. The fuel produced will be used to supply electricity to the event. This demonstration will be held with assistance from Matsuya.

Going forward, TBM will participate in various events hosted by local governments during FY2017 to conduct demonstration tests of the new biomass generator at these gatherings. To establish a “local production for local consumption” model for new energy, TBM will aim to disseminate the company’s “food green power generation system,” which creates green power from water purification, throughout the metropolitan area by 2020.

  • Image of a power generation vehicle
    Exterior of a newly-developed 100kVA biomass power generation vehicle

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Innovation Promotion Department
Contact Persons: Asanuma, Matsumoto Tel: +81-44-520-5171­

TBM Co. Ltd.
Contact Persons: Sahara, Azuma Tel: +81-42-347-9671­