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Ecodiesel GAC Plant (Doña Carmen Energy Complex) Cancelled

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Current Stage: Environmental evaluation
Start: 04/2014
Completion: 12/2014
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The project is located within the Doña Carmen energy complex, in the municipality of La Ligua in central region V and calls for the construction of a US$36mn plant to produce synthetic diesel using guano from a neighboring industrial poultry farm. The complex will use up to 3 tons per hour guano to produce a total of 1,050 liters per hour synthetic diesel. The fuel will feed three generation units of 1,6MWh each. The plant will also generate 1.2MWh through a Stirling thermal generator that reuses residual heat derived from the condensation of syngas to generate power. Upon approval, the construction of the plant will take up to 10 months and will have a total installed capacity of 8.4MW, which will be connected to the country's central grid (SIC) through a 23kV transmission line linking to the Los Vilos-Nogales stretch. A tap-off substation is also under evaluation.

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Key Specs

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Ecodiesel GAC Plant (Doña Carmen Energy Complex)
Project Type
Development Phase
Environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
25  m3/d (cubic meters per day)  Biofuels
US$ 36mn
Completion Date

The project is located within the Doña Carmen energy complex, in the municipality of La Ligua, in Chile's central Valparaíso region (V).

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