Friday, 17 May 2019 08:44

Construction of Biodigesters is Promoted in Las Tunas

Written by Naily Barrientos Matos - ACN
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Construction of Biodigesters is Promoted in Las Tunas Photos: ReyLópez

About 50 biodigesters will be installed this year in Las Tunas in farms dedicated to raising pigs, In line with the national purposes of protecting the environment and expanding the use of renewable sources of energy.


Las Tunas, Cuba.- Yandira González Mejía, president of the Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy and Environmental Respect (Cubasolar) in the province, explained to the ACN that the producers will receive training to install the technology, very helpful in promoting better hygienic-sanitary conditions, organic fertilizer for agriculture and the reduction of consumption of firewood, among other benefits.

The expert highlighted that 83 biodigesters operate in the territory, mainly in the municipalities of Las Tunas, Jesús Menéndez, Majibacoa and Manatí, a town where the Biomás Cuba project promotes the installation of 18 biogas plants, of which nine remain to be established.

González Mejía also reported that they repair the biodigesters of El Bleo and La Herradura pig farms, the latter -with a capacity of 300 cubic meters- will be the largest in the province and at the end of the work will generate electricity both for the installation and the National Power Grid.

She stressed the results of La Silvia farm, where the producer Maurín Santisteban, in addition to having the digester, received an electric plant, stove, rice cooker and gas refrigerator, which improved the quality of life of the family, working conditions and fossil fuel savings.

Biogas humanizes life in rural communities

Yamilexis Carmenate Ruiz has a similar experience on the Los Chiricanes farm, in the municipality of Jesús Menéndez. She told the ACN about the change that meant the operation of two biogas plants that generate the necessary energy for cooking food for animals and workers.

A few days after her return from the National Meeting of Users of Biogas, in the province of Santiago de Cuba, she assessed that biodigesters humanize the work, primarily of rural women, while reporting economic and environmental benefits.

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