Arab Today, arab today cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy
Last Updated : GMT 19:09:09
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy

Havana - XINHUA

Cuba\'s sugar industry is now able to produce energy from sugarcane biofuel to run its plants and sell the surplus, an industry official said on Wednesday. Barbara Hernandez, a manager at the state-run sugar producer Azcuba, said that over the past decade, Cuba has succeeded in making all of its sugar mills and related plants energy self-sufficient. The sector also sells surplus electricity to the public grid. \"We can therefore say that today we no longer harvest just sugar, but sugar-derived energy,\" Hernandez said. \"We have done this in a step-by-step manner. During the 2012-2013 harvest, we sold a surplus of 110.5 gigawatt hours (GWh).\" The goal for next year is to increase that surplus by five GWh, she said, adding the sector significantly saves fuel costs for the government. Cuba now generates as much as 86 percent of its renewable energy from biofuel derived from sugarcane. Still, Hernandez considered the figure to be \"modest.\" The government plans to invest in building a group of bioelectric plants attached to sugar mills to generate more than 725 megawatts of power between 2015 and 2030, according to officials. Cuba, which meets half of its own oil needs and gets the other half through soft credits from its political and economic ally Venezuela, is also pursuing other forms of renewable energy. Last April, it launched its first solar farm, with more than 14,000 photovoltaic panels, in the town of Cantarranas, 251 km southeast of Havana. Authorities plan to build six more in the coming months. According to official data, the country generates 4 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and expects to raise the figure to 10 percent by 2030.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy Arab Today, arab today cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy Arab Today, arab today cuba makes big strides in sugar derived energy

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016

GMT 04:39 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016
Arab Today, arab today Iran's Facebook shuts down

GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,16 October

Iran's Facebook shuts down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show
Arab Today, arab today India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:55 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Safaa Sultan happy for “Love School”

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:02 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:25 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Squeeze on UK health gives advanced

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday