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Cuban rum factory runs off biogas

In a bid to reduce Cuba’s carbon dioxide emissions and save money the Rum Mulata factory in central Villa Clara province, Cuba, has begun replacing its two tonnes of diesel-a-day supply with 7m3 of biogas.

The rum factory is based in the Heriberto Duquesne Sugar Company and uses a 70/30 blend of oil and biogas respectively to generate 12 tonnes of steam every hour.

Repairs are currently being made to the factory’s reactors but the biogas plant has already cut its pollution emissions by around 200m3 per day.