Following world politics of Sustainable Development, DINANT implements Renewable Energy projects in its different production plants, such as:
Using nutshell and rachis residues, made in the Extraction Plants located in Léan and Aguán, two types of products are produced: Electric Energy, and Thermal (heat) Energy, to be used within the different production processes, ousting fossil-generated electrical energy, and significantly reducing greenhouse effect gas emissions.
With both projects around 18 Million Kilowatts of energy are generated per year, and also approximately 320,000 MT of steam per year.
Waste waters which are generated in the process of Palm Oil extraction are known for having a high content of organic charge, such effluents are sent to a biodigester in order to obtain biogas, in which methane holds the highest concentration.
The obtained methane is used in two sources of energy generation, one of these sources is the generation of steam for fat end product finalization, and oils, ousting fossil fuels such as diesel and bunker (Fuel Oil) in boilers which are conditioned to combust this gas.
The other generation source is the production of electric energy in 2 biogas generators for 90% of the industrial complex’s auto consumption, the other part delivered to the national network.
Around 15 Million Kilowatts per year are generated with this project, currently ousting approximately 6.5 million gallons of fossil fuels, thus significantly reducing the emission of greenhouse effect gases.
Waste waters that leave the biogas plant with a reduced organic charge are used in the fertilization of 1,670 acres of Oil Palm plantations, located in the surroundings of extraction factories, this allows us to substitute 100% of chemical fertilization by organic fertilization and zero waste water dump in reception bodies, thus contributing to the environment’s conservation.
Using empty Oil Palm fruit bunches, rachis fiber, boiler ashes, and mud that comes from the extraction plants’ oxidation lagoons, an organic compost is produced in a process that lasts 12 weeks, product which allows us to substitute 30% of chemical fertilization throughout 3,000 acres of Oil Palm plantations.
The composting plant is located in Lean and produces 20,000 MT of compost per year.
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