Environmental Business in Kitakyushu-city
The city is the world’s leading environmental future city after overcoming
serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.
Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.
Therefore the various things can be learn such as environment, power generation, waste
treatment, recycling and water treatment.
Eco Town Center
Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town. It introduces initiatives and activities
implemented in Eco-town to encourage people to proactively used the facility for such activities
as environmental study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.
Zero Emission Transportation System
The Electric bus driven by the electricity generated by a solar power generation, therefor no global
warming gases emitted from the bus. Operation of the system is commenced in 2015.
The solar power generation plant, the power charging equipment and Electric bus can be observed.
Solar Power Generation
On the Electric bus
●Power generation plants
Kyushu’s first thermal power plant used LNG and power generation capacity is 1,800,000kw.
Generation of electricity process can be learned by visiting the turbine room, control room and
The company have been supplying low-cost and reliable electricity for over 60 years.
And research and development of the environmental measurement have been conducted.
New solar power generation and wind power generation systems can be learned.
Wind Power Generation
Japan’s first wind power generation plant constructed at the coast line facing windy strong
Hibikinada sea. 10 wind power generators line up and total generation capacity is 15,000kw.
●Waste treatment and recycling companies and facilities
Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by
municipalities and recycled into pellets and flakes, which can
be used as raw materials for polyester fibers and egg cartons
Melting Furnace / Sin-Moji Plant
The collected waste including metals is melted at over 1,700 degree Celsius in the Melting
Furnace and then the melted slag and metals are discharged.
The slag is used as raw materials for pavement and bricks and the metals are re-used for
other steel products. The process and technology of the Melting Furnace can be learned.
Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi
Refined waste papers is recycled into toilet papers.
Sludge generated during the toilet paper production process is used to produce a
foaming inhibitor used by steel works.
●Water treatment plants and facilities
Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant
The sewage come through the sewer pipe is purified in the plant and flow into the sea.
There is an also new technology plant which the electricity is generated using the sludge from sewage.
At the Visitor Center established in 2015, sewage treatment process and technologies can be learned.
The Plant making fresh water from sea water and sewage water established in 2011.
The desalination process and technology can be leared.
●Food waste recycle
The food waste recycling company that the compost is being produced from food waste
discharged from food factories, hospitals, restaurants and municipal facilities.
Suggested Study tour plans in Kitakyushu