Brazil's Copel plans 480-kW biogas plant in Parana state - report
Brazilian power utility Copel (BVMF:CPLE6) is partnering Brazil's International Centre for Renewable Energy (CIBiogas) to develop a 480-kW biogas plant in Parana state.
The project, which will use waste from pig and poultry farming, will require an investment of BRL 17 million (USD 4.3m/EUR 3.9m) in its first phase starting construction in January 2016, local newspaper Canal Bioenergia reported on Tuesday.
The plant, located in Entre Rios city, will have an initial production of 5,000 cubic meters (176,573 cubic feet), scalable to 17,000 cubic meters in later stages.
In all, 19 farms will be equipped with biodigesters. The whole infrastructure will also include 22 km (13.6 miles) of transportation pipelines.
The output will be sufficient to meet the entire demand of the city hall, also covering public buildings such as schools, health centres and offices as well as street lighting and other services that require energy.
Depending on project performance, the scheme could be replicated in other regions of Parana, Copel was quoted was saying by Channel Bioenergia.