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Dow and ERB open biomass-based cogeneration plant in Brazil
5:39 AM MDT | March 31, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh
Dow Chemical says it has joined forces with Energias Renováveis do Brasil (ERB; São Paulo) to launch a cogeneration plant using energy based on eucalyptus biomass. With this new process, Dow's largest factory in the countryâ€•located at Aratu in the state of Bahiaâ€•will diversify its energy matrix using renewable energy in an industrial-scale plant, thus increasing operational flexibility and decreasing cost fluctuations, Dow says. ERB's steam-and-energy cogeneration plant will address 25% of the energy consumed by Dow at Aratu, replacing 150,000...
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