April 27 (SeeNews) - The government of the Dominican Republic announced that a 30-MW biomass plant, the first one connected to the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI), was inaugurated on Tuesday.
The San Pedro BioEnergy co-generation plant uses sugarcane bagasse as raw material. Its construction was carried out by Spain's Cobra Group over a period of two years. Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina SA (EGE Haina) will control and operate the facility.
The USD-90-million (EUR 79.4m) plant is capable of offsetting more than 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, the government said. It is in the final process of certification for the United Nations Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).
Back in March, the country also put online the first 30 MW of the photovoltaic (PV) park Monte Plata Solar.
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