Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. has implemented a biomass power generation project using 100 percent unused woody materials, making it the first project of its kind in Japan. New wood biomass power generation facilities will be constructed at the Yatsushiro Mill (Yatsushiro, Kumamoto) and launched as a new energy business from spring 2015. The procedure mimicks roast coffee carbonation technology and leads to a wooden biomass solid fuel.

Nikkei Net April 9, 2013