Cuba breaks ground on first Havana Energy biomass project

A groundbreaking ceremony on April 27 marked the beginning of construction for the Havana Energy biomass plant.

The new investment, involving Biopower SA, a joint venture between Zerus SA, a subsidiary of Azcuba, and Havana Energy, will cost more than $ 186 million and will bring improvements to the Ciro Redondo plant, which will allow for greater stability and quality in the supply of steam and electricity, while supplying all the bagasse produced by the sugar mill and the marabu in the surrounding fields.

Bárbara Hernández Martínez, Director of Electricity Generation of Azcuba, and head of the Government Group of Renewable Sources of Energy, said that the project is part of the program of construction, assembly and start-up in several Cuban provinces of 22 bioelectrics that together will contribute 755 megawatts.