Japan Bio-Methane, BTS Biogas Forge Partnership
Japan Bio-Methane has forged a partnership with the Italian biogas company BTS Biogas to tap into Japan’s renewable energy needs, it said on March 1.
“The agreement with BTS, is a complementary partnership, which will allow us to combine our local market structure and expertise with the experience in Biogas technology and services of BTS, to best serve the local market,” Takahiro Kurata of Japan Bio-Methane said. “The biogas market is a key market for GPSS Group’ overall growth for today and the future. It is a natural complement to our product portfolio.”
Japan Bio-Methane is a developer of biogas-to-power-generation business, with a framework that uses food waste, organic industrial waste, and livestock waste. It is a subsidiary of the GPSS group.
Trip Allen, director BTS Asia Pacific said that the Asia Pacific market as one of the under-served markets for biogas, with Japan being the driver. “Japan’s need for renewable energy, for energy security, and circular waste solutions are a calling for BTS’ global expansion and investment,” Allen said.
BTS has been in operation for more than two decades with over 220 plants in Europe, North America, South America, and Japan and was recently bought out by Bioenergy Development Company USA through $106mn private equity funding.