May 30 (Renewables Now) - Argentine peanuts producer Prodeman SAS has started the commercial operation of a 10-MW biomass plant, the Undersecretariat for Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy and Mines announced today.
Named Prodeman Bioenergia, the facility produces clean electricity from peanut husk waste generated at Prodeman's factories. The biomass plant is the sixth operational project comming from the RenovAr Programme.
The output of the new facility is expected to be enough to power 18,000 homes per year. The plant will consume approximately 50,000 tonnes of peanut shells per year, the government noted.