Cuba's first bioelectric power plant to be connected to the national electric grid

Cuba's first bioelectric power plant to be connected to the national electric grid
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8 December 2021
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Havana, December 8 (RHC)--The connection to the National Electric System (SEN) of the first bioelectric power plant in the country, next to the Ciro Redondo sugar mill, is expected for December 20, according to a working visit made to Ciego de Avila by the Vice Prime Minister Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca.

This plant, whose construction began in April 2017, is designed to burn sugarcane bagasse and other biomasses, such as marabu. When it enters stable operation, it will save 100,000 tons of oil per year, in addition to ceasing to emit 300 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

As part of the visit, Tapia Fonseca went to the nearby Ciro Redondo plant, whose director, Vidal Martín Sarduy, explained that the colossus should start the sugar campaign with a plan of 674,000 tons of cane to be processed, to produce some 62,000 tons of raw sugar.

After undergoing an investment process aimed at increasing its potential capacity - including the installation, in the agricultural part, of 44 irrigation machines and other systems, covering more than 7,000 hectares - Ciro Redondo has the potential to become a national reference in sugar production, in addition to being linked to the aforementioned bioelectric plant.

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