The biomass the planet needs
The energy farms
The site the Biomass Department chose to plant the millions of Eucalyptus, Acacia and Leucaena trees is one of the largest plains in the Dominican Republic, surrounded by permanent and temporary wetlands. These farms intended for the production of forest biomass do not affect the food security of the country because they are located in flooded savannas with very little organic matter and calcareous soils that have been discarded for food production. The plantations are located between San Pedro de Macorís, Ramón Santana, Hato Mayor, Los Llanos and Monte Plata, on soils with very different characteristics, where the ideal forest species have been developed for each of these areas.
Both Leucaena and Eucalyptus offer indefinite shoots, with intensity and vigor in short periods of time. They are forest species that contribute to the preservation of the ecosystem of the areas where they are planted and, unlike other trees used as biofuels, have a relatively high wood density.
Biomass, tomorrow´s energy
When the Leucaena and Eucalyptus trees reach their respective harvest shifts, the biomass is transformed into chips for its transfer to San Pedro Bio Energy. Once in the plant, these tiny pieces of wood become raw material for the production of clean energy. This cogenerator distributes energy in the national electricity system or sells it directly to industrial customers.
Today, the term biomass is applied to all organic matter that comes from trees, plants and animal waste that can be transformed into renewable energy. However, the main sources of biofuel are forest fields, where afforestation and energy cultivation are carried out on a large scale, respecting the cycles of each sown species.
Biomass represents the future and, above all, a real commitment to protecting the planet. As a local resource, it is not subject to price fluctuations in the fossil fuel market. In rural communities, its use fosters job creation and reduces economic pressure on agricultural and forestry production.
Products derived from biomass: