Chesf Plans Brazil Biogas Plants in $23 Million Research Project

Cia. Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco, a unit of state-controlled power utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, plans to build four plants that generate electricity from biogas as part of a 45 million-real ($23 million) research project.

Two facilities will burn gas emitted from urban waste and the other two will use agricultural residues, the Recife, Brazil-based company said today on its website. They will have total capacity of 2.4 megawatts.

The research project also envisages the construction of a laboratory dedicated to biogas, according to the statement.

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