Energy Business

Value Chain of the Energy Business

Procurement

The Sumitomo Forestry Group aims to further use of unused wood materials left after harvesting as fuel for wood biomass power generation plants to promote renewable energy and enhance forest value.

The volume of unused wood materials from domestic forests in fiscal 2017 was 286,000 tons. In the future, we aim to build an efficient and safe logging system for wood leftover from logging.

Relevant Social Issues

Sumitomo Forestry Group drives new demand for timber and engages in material issues in local industry such as reforestation due to the growth in demand by promoting use of unused wood materials in the procurement stage of the energy business.

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Production

The energy business of the Sumitomo Forestry Group strives to recycle wood waste as wood resources by making chips from waste wood such as offcuts produced in the logging process for timber, wood waste produced on construction sites and unused forest materials from plantations. Through this chip business, recycling wood resources are supplied as fuel for power-generating boilers and other equipment.

Relevant Social Issues

The Sumitomo Forestry Group strives to develop and standardize renewable green energy while expanding the applications for wood and increasing its asset value.

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Power Generation/
Wholesales

The Sumitomo Forestry Group is promoting renewable energy generation and aims to construct power generation system with a scale of 200 MW in the future.

The wood biomass power generation business as the core of these efforts is expanding our energy business by leveraging the properties and conditions of each area in four regions. (As of July 2018)

Relevant Social Issues

The theme of social issues related to initiatives at the power generation and wholesale stage is an insufficient supply of sustainable energy services. The trend toward expansion of renewable energy is not only occurring in Japan but worldwide. However, many countries are still in the middle of trials for renewable energy.

Our Group strives to expand and standardize the renewable energy business.

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