San Carlos Bagasse Cogeneration Project
Description: The San Carlos Bagasse Cogeneration project allows efficient combustion of bagasse (the renewable residue from sugarcane processing) in an Ecuadorian sugar mill near the central coast. The mill has been able to sell electricity to the national grid, avoiding that fossil-fueled thermal plants dispatch the same amount of energy to the grid and avoid the CO2 emissions that would have been produced.
San Carlos generates surplus steam and uses it exclusively for electricity production (through turbo-generators).
Besides reducing GHG emissions, San Carlos has also been developing a reforestation program since 2002.
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