SynTech Bioenergy Officially Announces Japan Distributorship

DENVER, CO, July 15, 2017 -- SynTech Bioenergy, a Denver-based renewable energy technology company, has officially announced the formation of its Japanese Distributorship in Tokyo Japan under the name SynTech Japan Co, LTD.  SynTech Japan is now the exclusive distributor of BioMax® units in Japan.  The office will support local installations of SynTech Bioenergy’s technology for delivering clean energy through advanced thermal conversion of biomass and other waste materials.   SynTech Japan and SynTech Bioenergy will commission an initial commercial plant in Mie Prefecture this fall, to showcase BioMax® as a reliable and profitable technology for the Japanese market.  The office is headed by Toshiya Saito and Henry Takata, who are well versed in the renewable energy sector in Japan.

Developing viable, cost-effective alternative energy technologies is especially critical for Japan, which plans to increase biomass generation to up to 4.6% (45 billion kWh) of its energy mix by 2030. “One of the big themes in Japanese biomass generation is ‘localized production for local consumption’, and the tariff system favors smaller generation facilities utilizing local feedstock,” said Toshiya. “SynTech’s biomass energy systems are well situated to contribute to the growth of local renewable energy resources and achieving the country’s energy goals.”

“We are confident that the Japanese market represents a very significant immediate market opportunity for our BioMax® product line,” said Wayne McFarland, CEO of SynTech Bioenergy (US).  “Our technology is proven and addresses a growing mandate for renewable energy while also offering unparalleled opportunities for waste remediation and is particularly well suited for projects in the 2MW and under market in Japan.” 

SynTech’s BioMax® systems are based on proprietary small-scale downdraft gasification and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.  The systems are housed in standard ISO shipping containers, giving them a compact footprint and making them easy to transport and install.  The BioMax® units are modular and scalable for electrical output from 165 kW up to 2 MW. They can be powered by a variety of abundant biomass and waste materials, such as wood wastes (chips and pellets, etc.), nut shells (walnut, coconut, pistachio, etc.), and fruit pits (olive, avocado, date, etc.).  The only byproduct is a high grade organic biochar, which can be used as a soil amendment to aid plant growth. BioMax® biochar also meets current standards for activated carbon for use in air and water filtration.  SynTech’s biomass energy systems are ideally suited to meeting Japan’s energy needs. The systems are proven, fully automated, can be operated and controlled remotely, and neither use nor produce water.

In July 2017, SynTech will complete the installation of its newest facility in Texas, consisting of four BioMax® systems that utilize pecan shells as feedstock for generating electricity.  Five similar systems -- the first dating back to 2008 -- are currently operating on walnut shells in California. Together, they have accumulated over 75,000 hours of operation.  SynTech is currently preparing three additional BioMax® units for a nut producer in California and is manufacturing its first unit for the Japanese market.

In addition to BioMax®, SynTech’s technologies include FluiMax®, a fluidized bed gasification system suitable for larger applications (1.5 MW and above) and processing a wider range of waste materials, and LiquiMax®, a proprietary Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology for producing drop-in liquid fuels from natural gas and waste-derived gases.

About SynTech Bioenergy

SynTech Bioenergy LLC is an integrated energy, environmental, economic and social solution provider.  We are focused on mitigating climate change, reducing global dependence on fossil fuels, and delivering energy, environmental, economic and social benefits through the implementation of advanced technologies.  Our technologies and projects deliver continuous and uninterrupted sustainable clean energy in the form of electricity, heat, fertilizer, and drop-in liquid fuels produced by remediating costly and problematic wastes.  SynTech Bioenergy’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Denver, Colorado.  To learn more, visit the company website at


Jason Erickson