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Japan Set to Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Sea
Japan will release a million tons of water used in the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, citing Japanese media.
Oil & Gas Trade
Japan April-Sept Crude Import Volume Fell to the Lowest Since at Least 1979
Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports fell 21.2 per cent in the April-September period on year to the lowest since at least 1979 when the comparison data is…
Geothermal Power Plant
Mitsubishi Power Completes Renovation of Otake Geothermal Power Station
It now uses a first-of-its-kind power generation system.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Japan’s Largest Power Generator to Close Inefficient Coal Plants by 2030
Japan’s biggest power generator JERA has committed to shutting down all inefficient coal-fired power plants in the country by 2030.
Japan Hydrogen Association Launched
Nine Japanese companies have come together to launch the Japan Hydrogen Association.
Biomass Power Plant
Japan’s Hibikidana Biomass Power Plant Shuts After Fire
Japan's 112MW Hibikidana biomass power plant, in the southern Fukuoka prefecture, has been shut down after a fire hit its conveyor system this morning.
Japan’s Power Prices Rise on Lower Supply
Wholesale electricity prices on the Japan electric power exchange increased last week as lower power generation capacity discouraged major utilities from sellin…
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Japan’s Mitsui Plans to Divest Stakes in Coal-Fired Plants
Japanese firm Mitsui & Co reportedly plans to sell its remaining stakes in coal-fired power stations by 2030.
US Coking Coal Exports to Asia Fall Sharply in August
US coking coal exports declined by nearly 40pc year on year to 2.64mn t in August, driven by a significant fall in shipments to Japan and India.
Electric Vehicle Battery
Demand For Electric Vehicles Drives Sales For Lithium-Ion Batteries, Says IDTechEx
Lithium-ion battery manufacturing has been dominated by East Asia, with Japan, China and South Korea playing a significant role
Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Honda Quitting Formula 1 to Focus on Fuel Cell Technology
Honda is quitting Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season to focus on fuel cell and battery technologies, the Japanese car giant said in a shock announcement on…
World First: Saudi Arabia Sends Blue Ammonia Shipment to Japan
In a significant step towards sustainable hydrogen usage and a circular carbon economy, Saudi Arabia has sent the world’s first shipment of blue ammonia to Jap…
PXiSE, Toshiba Form Alliance Targeting Japanese Microgrid Market
PXiSE Energy Solutions and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions have formed an alliance to develop microgrids, with an initial focus on Japan and growing to the g…
Japan's *Largest Oil Refiner & JinkoSolar Coperation
JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd announced its intention to co-operate with ENEOS Corporation, Japan's largest oil refiner, on the provision of solar modules for a Vir…
Solar Power Panel
Sharp Launches New 440W Half-Cut Cell PV Panel NU-JD440
The NU-JD440 has a module efficiency of 19.9% and uses 144 M6 wafer size half cells.