NGO plans pilot biomass plant in Argentine Santa Fe province - report
Oct 16, 2014 - Italian non-governmental organisation Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) is planning the construction of a pilot biomass power plant in Argentina's Sunchales city, Santa Fe province, Argentine energy news site Energia Estrategica reported Wednesday.
The facility will use cattle biomass and organic household waste, local representative Jorge Chemes said. The project is part of an international cooperation programme, AgroEnergia, co-financed by the European Union, GVC, public and private entities from Brazil and Argentina.
Research is one of GVC's objectives, and in Argentina it seeks to generate knowledge on energy, using local resources. For now, the NGO is working at several locations in the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes, Santa Fe and Misiones.
In the field of biomass energy, Argentina is collaborating with the Andean Development Corp (CAF) as part of the country's Probiomasa programme in order to increase the local energy offer and stimulate regional development.
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