Tatsuo Kobayashi, an official at the Hobetsu processing center of the Tomakomai wide-area forestry cooperative in Mukawa, Hokkaido. Three months after an earthquake devastated parts of Hokkaido, the Hokkaido government, local forestry cooperatives and paper-manufacturing companies plan to cooperate with each other to use fallen trees in making the shift to renewable energies by turning them into fuel for stove heaters and biomass power generation, as well as making paper and lumber from them.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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There are no parts of a tree that can be thrown away. We can use fallen trees as energy sources without wasting any parts.
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