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ERB and Dow to build sugarcane biomass plant in Brazil

Brazilian biopower company Energias Renovaveis do Brasil (ERB) is to partner with Dow Chemical for the construction of a renewable electricity facility in Minas Gerais state.

According to reports from Bloomberg, the two companies have agreed to build a 237 million real (€80 million) biopower plant at the site of Dow Chemical's ethanol production facility. It will use sugarcane waste to generate 46MW of renewable energy and 230 tonnes of steam per hour.

The plant is expected to enter service next year.