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 In Ciego de Ávila, Cuba: Biogas Plant on Trial Period
The new facility, set with the collaboration of a German NGO, operates in the Nauyú distillery of the Enrique Varona central plant. This plant contributes methane gas starting from sugar production residues mixed with bovine excrete.
"This kind of bio-combustible is used to feed the Nauyús boilers while replacing fuel oil. The new plant is also expected to generate electricity", as expressed by Oscar Romero, specialist of the Ciego de Ávila Sugar Enterprise Group.

The procedure benefits the agricultural projects of the zone on avoiding the dumping of environmentally aggressive substances.

The main component of the biodigester is a 700 cubic meters tank whose construction required 45 tons of concrete.

In Cuba there are over 100 small and medium plants using the renewable combustible, provided by organic residues such as manure and vegetable remains. The energy is mainly used in cooking.


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