HoSt Group Powers Ahead in Asia: Successful Launch of ‘Sagamihara Biogas Power’ Plant in Japan

14 August 2023
HoSt Group is excited to announce the successful completion of the 530 kWe ‘Sagamihara Biogas Power’ biogas plant. Located in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. The biogas plant has begun converting pig feed waste and food waste into renewable electricity, feeding electricity to the grid since the beginning of August 2023. This milestone strengthens the positioning of HoSt in the Asian market and marks a pivotal contribution to the customer's sustainability ambition and the country's energy transition.
Sagamihara Biogas Power in Japan - HoSt biogas plant

Japanese biogas market

Sagamihara Biogas Power biogas plant is built next to the pig feed factory JFEC. The new plant produces annually 1.9 million Nm3 biogas from pig feed waste and food waste using anaerobic digestion. Applying a combined heat and power system, the plant supplies annually 4,500 MWh of renewable electricity to the regional grid and annually 5,200 MWh of renewable heat to the factory’s processes.

“This biogas plant project is a great step for HoSt to enter the Japanese biogas market. We are proud to have our project supported by the Green Fund Institute (GFI), which purpose is to promote renewable energy plants realization, based on highly demanding requirements”, says Jerome Partos, HoSt Sales Representative Japan.

Sagamihara Biogas Power in Japan - HoSt biogas plant
“This biogas plant project is a great step for HoSt to enter the Japanese biogas markey”
Jerome Partos, HoSt Sales Representative Japan

Future-proof factory

The Japanese company JFEC is a leading company for high-quality pig feed production and an important stakeholder in this biogas plant project. “HoSt has been very cordial to us in many ways, from accepting us for a site visit to giving us advice at the design stage and dispatching engineers. The plant was successfully completed. We would like to thank HoSt once again. We hope that this will be an opportunity to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through the development of mutual business and the spread of renewable energies”, says Koichi Takahasi, CEO of JFEC and Sagamihara Biogas Power.

Sustainable development goals

The project will have a positive sustainability impact on the company and its production processes, and on the local community, supporting 5 of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs):

  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action

Moreover, the project is backed by reputable institutes from the Japanese finance sector, such as JIA activities (Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (, which have decided to strengthen their renewable energies portfolio by addition of this anaerobic digestion plant and the Green Fund Institute.