Rengo to install new biomass boiler to generate power at its Tonegawa paperboard mill, folding carton plant in Bando-shi, Japan; boiler will use woodchips, waste, scrap tires as fuel, reducing mill's emissions by approximately 90,000 tons of CO2 per year

Sample article from our Pulp & Paper Industry

August 8, 2022 (press release) –

Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that it will install a new biomass boiler for power generation at Tonegawa Division (Bando-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture) to promote alternative fuel sources, which is one of the measures toward CO2 reduction stated as an environmental target. Scheduled to commence operation in October 2022, this will be Rengo’s second biomass boiler, following the one in Yashio Mill.

Comprising a paper mill and a folding carton plant, Tonegawa Division is one of Rengo’s core divisions, which produces approximately 350,000 tons of paperboard each year and prints and converts lines of folding cartons such as a variety of processed paper and multi-packs.

The new biomass boiler is a power generation facility that utilizes materials such as woodchips derived from construction waste in the Tokyo metropolitan area, RPF*, and scrap tires as its main fuel source. Tonegawa Division changed its fuel source from heavy oil to LNG in 2007. By switching to renewable energy using this biomass boiler, a reduction of approximately 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions is expected each year.
Rengo will continue to promote fuel conversion, particularly in paper mills, which emit a lot of CO2, and actively undertake initiatives toward reducing environmental impact.

* RPF (Refuse Paper and Plastic Fuel): a solid fuel primarily composed of recovered paper and waste plastics, which are fairly difficult to recycle among industrial wastes.

Overview of the biomass boiler

Location Bando-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture (within premises of Tonegawa Division)
Facility name No. 3 boiler
Fuel Woodchips, RPF, scrap tires
Amount of Steam 117 tons/hour
CO2 emission reduction Approx. 90,000 tons/year

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.

See our dashboard in action - schedule an demo
Dan Rivard
Dan Rivard
- VP Market Development -

We offer built-to-order pulp & paper industry coverage for our clients. Contact us for a free consultation.

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

+1 (310) 553 0008

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.