Bolivia’s Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services and Tourism of Santa Cruz has proposed the use of biomass to add 103 MW to the energy system to help meet the rising power, it has been reported.

The proposal includes the use of sugar cane as the raw material with the electricity being produced by sugar mills in the regions of Guabira, Unagro, San Aurelio and Belgica.

Defenders of the idea have said this would allow the country to save the natural gas resources to export. However, others say that red tape may yet stall any efforts to develop this renewable energy generation source.

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