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2018-09-12   14:06:14   INGLÉS
Biomass, clean energy for the Siemens food and beverage sector

Mexico, Sep. 12 (Notimex).- The multinational Siemens promotes the use of so-called biomass to generate steam and in some cases electricity in the food and beverage industry in Mexico, as a new form of energy friendly to the environment.

This advance was even presented at the last industrial fair of Hannover Mese in Germany and more and more Mexican companies are turning to this technology to reduce polluting emissions and lower the cost of the electricity bill.

This is the case of the Mexican company Café El Marino, whose plant in Mazatlan is automated with Siemens technology and produces about 25 thousand tons of coffee per year, and which was present in Hannover Messe.

Recently, the Mexican company started the operation of a biomass boiler controlled by Siemens equipment.

The biomass is the organic waste of the industries and that in the case of Cafe el Marino, one of the first to put this modality into practice, comes from the bagasse of coffee.

This bagasse, instead of being discarded, is now used to create steam that is used for production processes, which generates important savings since they had to buy large quantities of natural gas to satisfy this need in the past.

"With the same that you are producing you are generating energy, and it is in a plant totally equipped with Siemens technology", informed Jesús Brito, CIO of Café El Marino in a statement.

In other words, with this biomass system, the optimization of resources and greater efficiency are obtained based on zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 or other emissions and, therefore, a contribution to sustainable development is achieved.

The industrial sector in Mexico demands around 30 percent of the electricity produced in the country and generates about 34 percent of greenhouse gases.

Café El Marino automated its plant in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, using Total Integrated Automation technology (TIA portal) from Siemens, achieving greater flexibility, efficiency and greater optimization in the use of resources.

Café El Marino is modernizing its plant with engineering developed with its own resources and an automation area based on Siemens' portfolio, which has helped it to optimize the value of its investment, he said.

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