Osaki CoolGen Project

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Osaki Cool Gen Project is a 166-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Hiroshima, Japan.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Osakikamijima-cho, Hiroshima, Japan.

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Background on Plant

Osaki CoolGen Corp., a joint company between J-Power and the Chugoku Electric Power Co., is planning an oxygen-blown Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) demonstration plant. It will use coal gasification and CO2 separation and recovery and aims to cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent compared to conventional coal plants. The company plans to begin construction in 2013, and start operations at the facility for demonstration purposes in March 2017.[1]

The project has three stages:[2]

  • 2016-2018: test the basic performance, operating characteristics and economics of the oxygen-blown IGCC system at large-scale;
  • 2019-2020: retrofit the IGCC plant with CO2 capture and storage technology;
  • 2020-2021: test the scope for efficiency improvements by combining fuel cells with the oxygen-blown IGCC system.

The project began operating in the demonstration phase in March 2017, which will continue into 2019.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Osaki CoolGen Corp.
  • Parent Company: Osaki CoolGen Corp.
  • Location: Osakikamijima-cho, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.25913955, 132.87232453
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 166 MW
  • Type: IGCC
  • Start year: 2017
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