Environmental Energy Business

Value Chain of Environmental Energy Business

Procurement

Procurement

The Sumitomo Forestry Group aims to further use scrap wood produced during construction and renovation of housings in urban areas and unused forest resource from forests as fuel for wood biomass power generation plants to promote renewable energy and enhance forest value.

In fiscal 2018, 394,000 tons of wood fuel was manufactured and procured to be supplied to fuel-burning electric power generation plants. Of that total, unused forest resource comprised 297,000 tons. We will continue to work on building up systems for the efficient, stable collection of unused forest resource.

Relevant Social Issues

We promote the use of construction debris and unused forest resource, generating fresh demand for timber at the procurement stage of the energy business, revitalizing the timber industry, which is a crucial issue for local businesses.

Relevant CSR Initiatives

Production

Production

The energy business of the Sumitomo Forestry Group strives to recycle wood waste into wood resources through our business operations supplying chips as fuels including for biomass power generation plants. We make chips from waste wood such as offcuts produced in the logging process for timber as well as wood waste produced on construction sites, in addition to unused forest resource from plantations.

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.

Relevant CSR Initiatives

Power Generation/Wholesales

Power Generation/
Wholesales

The Sumitomo Forestry Group is making progress in the generation of renewable energy and we aim to build a power generation system able to generate 300MW in the future.

The wood biomass power generation business at the core of these efforts is expanding our energy business by leveraging the characteristics and conditions of each area in four regions.

Relevant Social Issues

The theme of social challenges 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.

Relevant CSR Initiatives

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