El Salvador: $24 million Biomass Plant

The textile firm Hanes Brands has announced the construction of a power plant based on Kingras, capable of generating between 2.5 MW and 5.5 MW.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Representatives from Hanes Brands in El Salvador indicated that the purpose of the investment is "... to reduce energy demand and reduce costs. It has been estimated that the installed capacity will allow for a self-sufficiency energy level of 60% for making textiles. "

It is expected that the plant will be located in San Juan Opico, La Libertad and will be built within seven months ... allowing the company to gradually replace the use of petroleum-derived sources in two of its manufacturing facilities, namely its manufacturing plant for socks and its textile plant."

René Villareal, vice president of operations for Central Hanesbrands, told Elmundo.com.sv that '...The main benefit of the operation is to reduce the consumption of four million gallons of oil, which represents a reduction of approximately 33,000 metric tons of emissions of gases.'"



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