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Viñales Bioenergy plant

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Current Stage In operation
Completion: 06/2012
Project Details


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
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
41  MW (megawatt)  Biomass
US$ 105mn
Completion Date

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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