Sugar Mill Allowed to Generate 35 MW of Biomass
The Nicaraguan regulator has given the Compañía Azucarera del Sur (Casur) a license to generate electricity from biomass.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The plant which will generate 35 MW will be built at the industrial sugarcane complex, Benjamin Zeledon, in the town of Potosi, department of Rivas.
The planned investment to be made in the Benjamin Zeledon Mill over three years, will double its production capacity allowing it to generate 35 MW of energy.
From May 2016 the Ingenio San Diego plans to increase its capacity to generate power from 65 MW to 111 MW with the construction of a new generating unit.
With the new law on biofuels in Honduras plans are to invest in technology in order to make better use of bagasse and triple the annual capacity for power generation.
Nicaragua's sugar industry will invest up to $60 million in power generation plants by 2015 to produce 150 MW.
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