Wood pellet imports in Japan reached a record 506,000 metric tons in 2017, and are expected to increase again this year. According to data contained in the country’s annual biofuels report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, Japan has restarted only a limited number of its nuclear power reactors since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, forcing the country’s power companies to rely on other methods to generate power. Many of these companies have turned to wood pellets as a renewable energy source. According to the ...
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