Sukkersektor Mexico Case-top

NAMA for the Sugar Sector in Mexico

Reference: UNEP-DTU

How can residual biomass from agro industries be exploited as energy for both the company and the local community? Viegand Maagøe and UNEP-DTU are working for a sector finance strategy (NAMA) for biomass-based energy production from the sugar sector in Mexico.

How we solve the task

The sugar sector in Mexico has great economic importance through the direct and indirect employment of 2 million people. The sector already uses the residual biomass product bagasse to produce process heating but there is a large unexploited potential for co-production of biomass-based power and heat and selling surplus electricity to the grid.

Viegand Maagøe has assisted UNEP-DTU establishing a sector finance strategy (NAMA or Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) for biomass-based energy production from the sugar sector. The implementation will, among other things, reduce emissions and strengthen the competitiveness of sugar factories in the international market.

The strategy makes it attractive for businesses to attach their electricity production to the national power grid and supports the difference between the financially viable solution for the enterprise and the socio-economic best solution.

UNEP-DTU

Reference: UNEP-DTU

Contract period: 2018 (Viegand Maagøe)

Viegand Maagøe has completed:

  • Data collection at Mexican sugar factories
  • Identification of potential for biomass-based power and heating
  • Identification of energy efficiency improvement potential
  • Identification of optimal technology investments
  • Estimate of relevant technology prices in a Mexican context.

Results

If the strategy is implemented it will contribute to the green transition of Mexico’s energy production. It will also mean:

  • Strengthened competitiveness for the sugar industry
  • Large energy savings at the individual facilities
  • Reduces air pollution through better flue gas cleaning
Global Goals

The project contributes to several of the UN Global Goals:

Contact

Do you want to know more about the project and what we can do for you? Please, contact us.

Carsten Glenting Viegand Maagøe

Carsten Glenting

Partner, Head of Stategy, Economics, and Finance

Mobil: +45 21 64 34 89

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