The government is incentivising millers to extend into cogenerating surplus power with a feed-in tariff of US10 cents (KES10) per kilowatt-hour. This is both to help diversify the industry and make it competitive, while helping the country meet power demands, according to local press reports.
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Queensland’s MSF Sugar is to expand production of blue agave (used in the production of tequila in Mexico) as a feedstock for its cogen unit during the post-harvest period, according to local press reports.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has granted power generation licenses to four companies of which two are sugar companies, according to local press reports. The sugar companies are […]
In a drive towards energy security, which includes renewable energy mix, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) recently granted licenses to three sugar mills to cogenerate power with the view of selling surplus power to the national grid, according to local press reports.
When the 2017/18 campaign starts on December 1, sugar mills in Maharashtra with new cogeneration plants may not able to sell surplus power to the grid because the state utility has not signed agreements to buy the power, according to local press reports.
To drive their competitiveness, sugar millers in Vietnam are seeking to diversify to develop alternative revenue streams. One of these is bagasse-based cogeneration. But the Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA) says the price of electricity produced from bagasse at sugar mills is too low, forcing mills to consider abandoning the plans, according to local press reports.
The government has allowed two sugar mills in Punjab to set 62 MW of bagasse-based cogeneration plants, according to press reports in early May, citing a government official.
Brazil’s sugar-and-ethanol sector is expected to expand cogeneration capacity in 2017, but at a lower pace than last year’s, reported Valor Economico.
Bangladeshi government is set to spend BDT8.09 billion (US$103,059,189) to diversify couple of sugar mills, according to local press reports citing officials of state-run Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC).
The government is planning to increase bagasse-based cogenerated power from the country’s mills via the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) in association with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra), according to local press reports.