YEREVAN, June 17. / ARKA /. Japan is ready to use alternative energy technologies, developed by Armenian researchers, Junichi Nakazawa, the executive director of the Armenian-Japanese Association, said today in Yerevan.
He said in Armenia he was shown a technology developed by Barva innovative research center for processing of biomass. He said it could be used in his country.
Aram Vardanyan, head of Barva innovative research center, said the technology can produce gas, identical to natural gas, imported from Russia, from any biomass, but its cost is 10-15 times cheaper.
He said this technology could be used to build small power plants able to produce up to 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year, as much as consumed by Armenia annually.
According to him, Armenia may build 2-3 thousand small power plants, each costing about $3,000. He said the cost of one cubic meter of such gas will be $20-30, and the cost of a kWh electricity -5 drams. He said this technology is expected to be introduced in Armenia in a year.
Barva research center’s focus is on production of anti-hail systems, photovoltage power plants, as well as development and production of equipment to combat early spring frosts. -0-