Oct. 08, 2010
TOKYO --The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. has started the testing of co-firing power generation using bio-oil and biogas at the campus of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. The test uses refined bio-oil extracted from Jatropha curcas seeds and biogas produced from residues generated after oil is extracted from the seeds.
The test is being conducted by Chugoku Electric Power jointly with a Japanese research institute. The utility began a power generation test using bio-oil fuel in December last year, and recently started the testing of co-firing of biogas with bio-oil after pieces of new equipment have been added to process seed residues after oil extraction and produce biogas from the residues. It plans to continue trial operation until February next year and examine methods to achieve stable operation.