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Bolivia's Guabira sugar mill considers new 15 MW - report

Sugar cane. Author: Jenny Mealing. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

October 16 (SeeNews) - Bolivia's Guabira sugar cane mill, in the Santa Cruz department, wants to expand its bioenergy installations by at least 15 MW for the national grid, project manager Sergio Arnez told official news agency ABI on Wednesday.

The new capacity will include 10 MW of bagasse power and 5 MW of biogas from waste water treatment at the mill. Arnez presented the projects at a renewable energy forum in La Paz.

Guabira Energia is the first biomass facility providing energy for the Bolivian grid. The company is already operating 21 MW, or 1% of the grid's total demand, for the city of Montero, using bagasse from its sugar and ethanol processing.

The mill's annual sugar production represents 40% of the national demand.

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