Saltillo waste-to-energy plant to begin generation in one year

Friday, September 16, 2011

A new waste-to-energy plant in the city of Saltillo in Mexico's Coahuila state will begin generating power within one year, Gerardo Pandal, renewable energies director of Spanish firm Guascor's local subsidiary, told BNamericas.

A consortium comprised of Guascor de México, Colibrí Capital, Biogás y Energía, Desarrollo de Proyectos de Energía Renovables, Eco Energía Renovables, Canromex and Desarrollo Ecoambiental de México was awarded the project on September 9.

The plant will have an initial 2MW capacity that will ultimately be scaled up to 4MW in order to provide energy for public lighting, and will likely cover the city's entire public lighting needs, Pandal said.

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Construction is scheduled to begin in two months, and infrastructure to capture biogas will be completed six months afterward.