On the 29th of July 2016, ‘Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations’ OTEO welcomed a delegation of IEM at the its cogeneration Plant at la Baraque. Mr. Pierre Sagnier, Project Development Manager gave a short detailed presentation of the Integrated Flow Chart - Bagasse and Coal Fired Thermal Plant and the process of waste recycling of Omnicane Flexi-Factory , and the ‘Carbon Burn Out’ CBO Unit project, the second of its kind in the world, presently under construction. The group had the opportunity to visit the Bagasse and Coal Cogeneration Plant (2 X 45 MW) which currently supplies 20% of the electricity on the CEB national grid , the small cogeneration plant burning coal and wood chips supplying power and steam to the distillery, the refinery and the CBO Unit. Residues (coal fly ash and bottom ash) collected from the Co-Generation Power Plants will be processed by the CBO Unit for cement additives and concrete aggregates.
The commissioning of the CBO Unit is planned during October/November 2016.
The group also visited the new Bioethanol Distillery which is able to supply 22,000,000 litres /year.