Raizen, a biofuels and bioenergy joint venture between Brazil’s Cosan and Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell, has increased the installed capacity of its Barra Bionergia biomass-fired power plant to 136 MW.

The biomass plant originally had two units, each generating 33 MW. The installation of two new generation units, however, boosts capacity by a healthy 70 MW, reports Jornal da Energia.

Barra Bionergia plant is located in Barra Bonita, a town in the state of Sao Paulo.

According to Raizen’s Bioenergy Operations manager, Antonio Valezi, a third of the electricity generated will be used by the company, with the remainder sold in the free market.

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