Tosoh Signs Agreement on Use of Woody Biomass Fuel

Tokyo, Japan— On January 27, 2021, Tosoh Corporation signed an agreement with Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Shunan City and Shunan City company Izumi Sangyo Co., Ltd., for the use of wood pruned from trees at public facilities in Shunan City. Tosoh will use the wood as biomass to fuel the in-house power generating plant at its Shunan City-based Nanyo Complex. The agreement takes effect on April 1, 2021.

Under the agreement, Izumi Sangyo will process wood from trees pruned at public facilities in Shunan City into chips at its Shunan Biomass Center. It will then transport the wood chips to the Nanyo Complex, which will co-fire the woody biomass with coal to fuel its power plant. The Nanyo Complex will thereby reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Tosoh believes that its efforts to reduce GHG emissions—a key driver of climate change—will lead to the medium- to long-term growth of its business. The company therefore contributes to the development of a sustainable society. It promotes technological developments that improve energy use efficiency, reduce GHG emissions, and recover and convert carbon dioxide into raw materials.



Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people and generated net sales of ¥786.1 billion (US$7.2 billion at the average rate of ¥108.7 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2020, ended March 31, 2020.


Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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