Energy from beer
President Medina attended the Dominican National Brewery’s (CND) inauguration of a steam generation plant powered by biomass yesterday, Wednesday 15 October 2014. The biomass consists of the residue from malt production, cardboard and scrap wood, and it is used to produce high-pressure steam for the brewery, as reported in El Caribe. CND industrial director Alejandro Fernandez said that the plant’s operation would reduce the company’s total natural gas purchase by 27%. The plant itself will reduce the carbon footprint by 13,000 tons per year. Another of the collateral advantages is that the new plant will eliminate 3,600 trips by garbage trucks from the brewery carrying residue and other trash in the city each year.
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