Developing Japan’s localized power through renewable energy!

COMPANY

ABOUT US

GDI is an investor and developer of small-
and medium sized geothermal projects in
the Asia-Pacific region.

Company
Name
GDI(Geothermal Development & Investment)
Geothermal Development & Investment Inc.
CEO Takahiro Kurata
Founded March 2015
Capital 47 million JPY (including capital reserve)
Head
Office
Shibakoen ND Bldg. 6F, 2-5-10 Shiba,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0014
MAP
GDI
Business
Building the geothermal market with local
partners. GDI also invests in geothermal
projects and operates geothermal power stations.
-Importer and sales agent for binary turbines.
-Seismoelectric geothermal surveyor
-Small hydro, biogas and exhaust heat power
generation business
Member-
ships
The Geothermal Research Society of Japan
Engineering Advancement Association of Japan
New Energy Foundation
J-WatER (Japan small hydro association)

MESSAGE

CEO
TAKAHIRO KURATA

Geothermal is the best form of energy for nations with high volcanic activity such as Japan and other Pacific islands in the Ring of Fire. We maximize the usage of geothermal-based energy with our technical expertise and experience in project development and investment.

MARKET

MARKET POTENTIAL

The Japan is located in the Pacific orogenic belt (Ring of Fire), one of the most active volcanic zones in the world, together with Alpine-Himalayan belt. More than 100 volcanoes are active in Japan, accounting for 7-8% of the world’s active volcanoes.

JAPAN MARKET A FRONTIRE

The Japanese geothermal power market has tremendous development potential.

  • Japan has the third largest amount of
    geothermal resources in the world
    after the U.S. and
    Indonesia, with its
    geothermal potential
    estimated at 23GW.
  • Related ministries such as Ministry of the
    Environment are moving
    towards deregulating
    geothermal development
    and are also actively
    providing financial
    assistance.
  • At present, active
    geothermal power
    generation capacity in Japan
    is only 530MW. Japan still has
    many potential sites
    for geothermal development.
  • The Japanese
    government ensures that
    power companies buy
    geothermal electricity at 40JPY/kWh
    for 15 years, based on Feed-in tariff law.
Geother-mally Resource-rich Country    Deregu-lation and Supports.  Frontier   Power Purchase Price

PARTNERSHIP

GDI is recruiting human resources to promote our geothermal business, and accumulating advanced geothermal technology.

  • Geothermal Technology

    GDI is developing geothermal energy all over Japan. We would like you to contact us if you are considering introducing unique geothermal technology to the Japanese market.

    Examples of Geothermal Technology Expansion from Overseas
    Geothermal Resource Survey (America)
    ORC Geothermal Turbines (America)

  • Geothermal experts

    Please contact us if you are interested in geothermal business in Japan and integrating with GDI business. We also accept internships.

    Internship Example
    Geothermal Research Expert (UK)