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Viñales Bioenergy plant

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Current Stage In operation
Completion: 06/2012
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Description

The project uses forestry biomass as feedstock to generate power for the Aserradero Viñales timber mill and for the central SIC grid. Bioenergía Viñales involves the installation of a 210t/h biomass steam boiler and a 41MW turbo generator, and operates within the framework of Kyoto protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM) while avoiding the emission of 170,000t of carbon dioxide every year. During construction, 300 jobs were created, while the operational phase requires 34 workers. The plant has been operating since 2012, and the power generated by the plant is now marketed by Arauco BioEnergía.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Viñales Bioenergy plant
Project Type
Biomass
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Active
Project Capacity
41  MW (megawatt)  Biomass
Investment
US$ 105mn
Completion Date
2012
Lifespan
25
Location

The plant is located on a plot of land close to Chilean firm Aserradoros Arauco's Aserradero Viñales timber mill, at km5 on road M-50, in Constitución district, Talca province, in Chile's Maule region (VII).

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