The government of Argentine San Luis province invested ARS 9.4 million (USD 986,000/EUR 898,000) in a biogas power plant inaugurated by governor Claudio Poggi on Wednesday.
The facility, the first in the country, according to Poggi, was installed by Argentine Desarrollo de Equipos Industriales SA (Deisa) and has the capacity to process solid urban waste into 300 cu m of biogas per day. The waste coming from the Chacabuco and Junin departments will first be sorted by the adjacent El Jote waste treatment plant, which will also consume the produced electricity.
Deisa won the project last year along with 12-month operation and maintenance.
Poggi mentioned San Luis' first, 1-MW photovoltaic system, inaugurated a year ago, as part of efforts to transform the energy mix through clean energy. A second solar facility of 10 MW will be installed in the La Punta municipality.
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