Bio-energy in Cuba

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The contribution of renewable sources in 2012 accounted for 21.9 per cent of total primary energy production in the country, with an increase in biomass produced, and the contribution of hydroelectrics
By: Mayte Maria Jimenez

Production of heat, electricity, transforming organic waste into high quality fertilizer and improved hygienic conditions for the reduction of pathogens, are some of the potentials of biogas, an alternative source for producing energy being promoted in various nations, among them Cuba.

According to a recent report published by the National Bureau of Statistics and Information, the past year reported using 240 of the 315 digesters and biogas plants installed in the state sector, increasing the energy these devices replaced by 12.7 per cent.

According to the document, another sector that led to the increase was the energy obtained from biomass, as well as the contribution of hydropower.

In 2012 the contribution of renewable energy sources…

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