The need to ensure the sustainability of industries, requires finding alternatives for waste management and its use as an energy source so as to enhance the competitiveness of the sector.
In order to present some waste management and biomass solutions in the Netherlands, the business mission will arrive, organized by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC) and the Dutch company MétaSus, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On the 4 and 5 June this year, Costa Rican businessmen will meet with representatives from six companies from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who will come to show their experience, skills and abilities in the management of waste and biomass for the Costa Rican and Central American production sectors.
Guillermo Velasquez, Director of Development at the Institute for Business Excellence at the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, says that "the mission will provide a space for domestic enterprises to establish strategic relationships with suppliers of solutions in waste and biomass management so that we can implement solutions in Costa Rica and Central America to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry."
In Costa Rica, companies are reporting savings on their electricity bill of up to 30% after having migrated to biomass as a fuel source, and they are demanding legislation that favors its use.
The orange juice producer Del Oro in Costa Rica, achieved savings of up to 28% through the use of a biomass boiler that was installed in 2010, compared to what it cost to maintain it using bunker fuel.
The clean energy company VIASPACE has announced that it will be designing and building, together with the Nicaraguan company Agricorp, a plant which generates energy from waste.
From a statement issued by VIASPACE:
VIASPACE Inc. announced that together with Agricorp it has signed an agreement to acquire engineering and construction supervision of a 12 MW biomass plant, which will measure 834 hectares (2,060 acres).