Environmental and Waste management tour
Kitakyushu is offering various Environmental and Waste manatement
Kitakyushu-city, once known as a “town of pollution,” now plays the role of the driving
force in creating a recycling-oriented society in Japan making use of the experience
and know-how it accumulated in the process of overcoming its pollution in order to
provide international cooperation.
Our study tour provides the solutions of the Environmental issues
Model of the tour
Lecture of Environmental improvement business
Lecturer : Masa Kondo, managing director of Japan KYUSHU Tourist
(have expertise and experience in the technical field)
Content of lecture
History to Environmental Future city
World leading environmental business
Venue : Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery
Where to visit
Please select from the following
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.
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 for
the Electric bus
On the Electric bus
Waste treatment and Recycling
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.
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.
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.
Water treatment plants and facilities
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.
Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.
Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.
You can also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : +81-93-521-8897, Fax : +81-93-521-8898
Address : AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture