Japan Plans Biomass Recycling Program Launch In 2010

Goal is to reduce fossil fuel use.

Published: 26-Dec-2002

Japan is targeting 2010 for the introduction of an ambitious program to recycle leftover food, livestock manure and scrap wood as biomass energy to fuel cars, ships and power plants, according to a report obtained Thursday.

A final government draft of the Biomass Nippon strategy, obtained by Kyodo News, says the government will designate some 500 communities as model areas for intensively implementing projects to utilize biomass energy.

Biomass fuel, made from animal, plant and other organic wastes, is expected to contribute to fighting global warming through cutting the use of fossil fuels and thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to the document.

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