Biogas plant is inaugurated in SP

A biogas plant based on sugarcane by-products, capable of producing electricity to supply a city of 150,000 inhabitants for a year, was inaugurated in Guariba (SP). The production estimate is 38,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) from the 2021/22 crop, which is expected to start in April. The plant is the responsibility of the company Raízen, in the energy sector.

The production process will work as follows: bacteria will transform the by-products into biogas, and the gas produced is taken by pipelines to generators, where it will be burned and then transformed into electricity. The by-products of vinasse cane and filter cake will be used in production, being the second plant in the country to use the technique.


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