Trupan is a biomass power plant of 30 MW implemented by Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A., a leading forestry company in Chile. The project activity assists country’s sustainable development by fostering the implementation of distributed power generation, preventing contamination and creating labor opportunities.
The Trupan Biomass Power Plant project activity consists in the construction of a 30 MW power generation capacity biomass power plant in the Trupan Forestry Complex, located in Chile’s VIII Region. The project uses biomass residues (sawdust and bark) from third party sawmills as a renewable fuel source to cogenerate heat and power. Approximately half of the generated power is used on-site while the remaining half is injected to the local grid. The project was implemented by Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A., a leading forestry company headquartered in Chile, South America.
The Trupan project activity assists Chile’s sustainable development by fostering the implementation of distributed power generation. By using biomass residues, the Trupan project activity creates additional labor opportunities and prevents the uncontrolled burning or natural decay of the residues. This prevents water contamination and decreases the risk of forest fires in the region, which has historically suffered from high levels of particulate material pollution.
The Trupan CDM project activity is a good example of how forestry companies can successfully implement renewable, clean and more efficient technologies, while at the same time, incorporating effective and scalable policies to combat climate change in their long-term development strategy.
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