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Brazil's biomass power generation grows 3% y/y in 2019 - report

Wood-based biomass used as a raw material. Source: Andritz (www.andritz.com)

February 24 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's biomass power plants produced 3,108.6 MW average megawatts (MWa) in 2019, which is a 3% increase on the year, local news agency Canal Energia reported last week.

The installed biomass power capacity was 13.09 GW at end-2019, a rise of about 2% over the same period last year, according to data from the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) cited by Canal Energia.

The main factor behind the biomass power growth is the increase in the number of projects implemented and put into operation in the country, a jump to 295 plants counted in December 2019 from the 274 active in the same month a year prior.

Sao Paulo was the top producing state with 1,391 MWa for a 5% growth. The region represents 41% of the overall biomass installed capacity in the country. Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais are second and third, with 514.9 MWa and 390.4 MWa, respectively.

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