July 5 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state government and local company JMalucelli Ambiental signed on Tuesday a letter of intent to build a biogas plant in Montenegro region.
The plant, expected to break ground in 2019, will use organic agricultural waste of vegetable or animal origin as feedstock. Its capacity for thermal and electric energy will stand at 2 MW and it will also produce biogas and fertilizers. The investment in it will be of about BRL 100 million (USD 25.5m/EUR 21.9m).
The biogas plant, named Central de Tratamento Integrado de Residuos Organicos, is scheduled to enter into service in 2020.
(BRL 1 = USD 0.26/EUR 0.22)