The state of Mato Grosso do Sul reached the 2nd national position of the largest generators of electric energy from biomass of waste such as sugar cane and eucalyptus, according to the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). There are currently 29 thermoelectric plants generating energy from the biomass in the State.
Compared to 2014, when the production of biomass-fueled plants in the state was 285.5 average MW, there was a 58% growth. The energy generation in this modality gradually increased in the following years and closed the first semester of 2018 with average 451.2 MW. It should grow until the end of this year due to the harvest of sugarcane, the main fuel used in the generation of biomass throughout the country.
According to Carolina Andrade, director of the Senai Institute of Biomass Innovation, the generation of bioenergy is “a vocation of the State for being a major producer of biomass, with large sugar and alcohol plants, in addition to the pulp industry.”
In January of this year, the State Government granted a Preliminary License authorizing studies to implement the Onça Pintada thermoelectric plant, in the municipality of Selvíria. The unit should start operating in 2021 and generate energy from eucalyptus biomass. “Our strategy is to transform Mato Grosso do Sul into a pole of clean and renewable energy generation,” said Jaime Verruck, Secretary of State for the Environment, Economic Development, Production and Family Agriculture.
Fonte: Correio do Estado