On February 26, 2021, the “Ministerial Ordinance Partially Amending the Ministerial Ordinance Specifying the Technical Standards for Thermal Power Generation Facilities” was promulgated and came into effect immediately. As a result, “technical standards for biomass power generation facilities” were newly specified, and the technical standards that have not been clarified so far will be stipulated for biomass power generation facilities, which have been increasingly introduced in Japan in recent years.
The ministerial ordinance establishing “technical standards for thermal power generation equipment”
As the name implies, this ordinance establishes technical standards for thermal power generation facilities, which can be roughly divided into the following categories.
|Chapter||Title of the Ministerial Ordinance|
|Chapter 2||Boilers, etc. and their Auxiliary Facilities|
|Chapter 3||Steam Turbines and their Auxiliary Facilities|
|Chapter 4||Gas Turbines and their Auxiliary Facilities|
|Chapter 5||Internal Combustion Engines and their Auxiliary Facilities|
|Chapter 6||Fuel Cell Facilities|
|Chapter 7||Liquefied Gas Facilities|
|Chapter 8||Gasification Furnace Facilities|
|Chapter 8-2||Biomass Power Generation Facilities
★Newly added in this revision
|Chapter 9||Storage facilities for fuel solidified from combustible wastes as main raw materials|
|Chapter 9-2||Stirling Engine and its auxiliary equipment|
|Chapter 10||Welded Parts|
Technical standards for biomass power generation facilities
The technical standards for biomass power generation facilities, newly established by the Ministerial Ordinance, are established by adding Chapter 8-2 and Article 68-2 of the Ministerial Ordinance.