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[Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.]
Demonstration Project for Fuel Cell Power Using Biogas from Brewery Wastewater -- Final testing for practical application of new technology to reduce CO2 emissions --

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Asahi Quality & Innovations, Ltd., an independent research subsidiary of Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., has begun a demonstration project at the Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Ibaraki Brewery generate power from fuel cells utilizing bio-methane gas (“biogas”) derived from the brewery’s wastewater, which will establish a new model for reducing CO2 emissions. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has provided its MEGAMIE solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system for the project. Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd. (SMFL) is providing financing for the project through a lease scheme.