Business 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 have ...

Business / Corporate 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 operating ...

Marubeni to conduct geothermal power research in national park

Business / Corporate 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 Park ...