Sugar waste generates more clean energy in Nicaragua

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ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Sugar production in Nicaragua totaled 13.4 million quintals last March, 4% above the amount reported in the same period of last year. In terms renewable energy generation, it is estimated that the biomass energy using sugar cane contributed 216.3MW about 25% of the energy matrix.
The report also noted that hydropower was 149.5MW ; geothermal 154.5MW; wind 186.2MW; and solar 13.4MW.

At the end of 2018 sugar in Niaragua was news for two reasons, for the first time China was the main buyer with 34% of exports, but biomass energy was also generated with cane waste.

60% of this production is destined to exports and 40% national consumption is assured. It should be noted that the sugar sector generates between 40 and 35 thousand jobs, benefiting thousands of Nicaraguan families.

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