Guyana gets first ethanol demonstration plant

August 26, 2013 |

In Guyana, the country’s first ever bioethanol demonstration plant was commissioned last week at what was regarded the start of an agro fuel revolution in a country that is leaning aggressively towards a renewable energy pathway. The plant located at the Albion Estate on the Corentyne Coast in Region Six, will produce ethanol to a quantity of 1000 liters per day from “blackstrap” molasses, the final output from the sugar production process.

Being a demonstration plant, the agro fuel will serve commercial purposes, but will be applied to the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) laboratory and industrial practices and to fuel a small number of vehicles owned by the sugar company and the Ministry of Agriculture. Some of it will be amalgamated with a small quantity of gasoline to create an E-10 formula which the Office of the Prime Minister will use as a model in the formulation of a transport fuel policy.

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