Sep 20, 2013

10 firms plan to cooperate on geothermal plant project

Ten companies including Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. will kick off a study this month on building one of Japan’s largest geothermal power plants, government officials said Friday. The plant, to be built in a national park in Fukushima Prefecture, would ...

Apr 5, 2013

Utility, trader to launch first overseas geothermal project

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will launch a geothermal power generation project in Indonesia with trading house Itochu Corp. This marks the first overseas geothermal power generation project by a Japanese electric power company. Kyushu Electric said a power plant will begin ...

Marubeni to conduct geothermal power research in national park

Feb 28, 2013

Marubeni to conduct geothermal power research in national park

Marubeni Corp. is planning the first on-site survey for a geothermal power project in a national park following deregulation last March by the Environment Ministry. The one-year research initiative, starting possibly in May, will use dedicated surveyors to confirm geothermal sources in Daisetsuzan National ...