FIT certification for Pongamia Despair is confirmed for this season. Tailwind is blowing for opposition to construction of Ishinomaki Biomass Power Plant G-Bio Ishinomaki Sue Power Project G-Bio Ishinomaki Sue G-Bio Fuel.P Pongamia
The G-Bio Ishinomaki Sue Power Generation Project, which is being planned by G-Bio Ishinomaki Sue LLC and G-Bio Initiative, will be fueled by a next-generation vegetable oil fuel called “G-Bio Fuel. This fuel is made from a vegetable oil called “pongamia. P. This fuel is made from a vegetable oil called “pongamia”. Initially, the plan was to use palm oil to generate electricity, but environmental groups around the world have called for a ban on the use of palm oil because it is produced through large-scale development that is accompanied by deforestation, environmental pollution, loss of biodiversity, and other degradation of the global environment. In Japan as well, two palm oil power plants in Maizuru City and Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture, were forced to withdraw their operations and completely shut down due to opposition from local residents. P” (Pongamia), a next-generation vegetable oil fuel that does not use palm oil, but has the potential to have a significant negative impact on the natural environment of Ishinomaki City. Pongamia is one of the largest pongamia plants in Japan. Pongamia has never been used for large-scale power generation in Japan, so it can be said that it is a completely unknown power generation system. The residents of the Sue area of Ishinomaki City, where the plant will be built, are growing increasingly concerned, but there is good news. There is no mention of pongamia as a new fuel in the biomass power generation guidelines issued by the Renewable Energy Agency, which are revised once a year. This means that, at worst, Pongamia will no longer be approved for FIT in 2021, and this is the result of the G-Bio Ishinomaki-Sue power generation project, which has been pushing for residents’ explanatory meetings in a manner that could be called forceful, to wait. With at least a year’s grace, the residents’ movement can now continue its opposition without haste or worry. This is a video about the situation.
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