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US$53.2M hi-tech cuts biggest Dominican sugar mill’s pollutants 90%

La Romana.- Dominican Republic’s biggest sugar has installed electrostatic precipitators in its boiler system to mill sugarcane, and reduce the pollutants released to the atmosphere by more than 90%.

When making the announcement Wednesday, Central Romana Corp said it invested more RD$2.5 billion (US$53.2 million) in its facilities over three years as part of its commitment to protect the environment, as stipulated by law.

“Central Romana is the only facility in the country with the highest number of electrostatic precipitators installed and in continuous operation,” the company said in a statement.

It said the investment seeks to reduce the environmental impact that may form part of any industrial process. “Since the start of the 2016-2017 harvest, three electrostatic precipitators have been put into operation to efficiently filter the minute particles by an ionization process that considerably reduces air pollution.”

Central Romana adds that during March its agricultural process will be audited under the Pro-Terra standards for the fourth consecutive year, which seeks to evaluate its entire supply chain, from planting cane to milling sugar.

Source: DT

Feb 10, 2017

Category: DR News |

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