Mentioning BIOMASCUBA means talking about food production and renewable energy from agricultural labor link with scientific research and the commitment of man.
And that project is born of the ingenuity of specialists Indio Hatuey Experimental Station, located in the Matanzas municipality of Perico, it is today a program with substantial socio-economic and environmental contributions.
The D.Sc. Jesus Suarez Hernandez, one of the fathers of this Cuban initiative, referring to the project said:
«We work in three key power lines, there are biodiesel, biogas and biomass. All from agricultural crops, livestock -mainly the porcina-, as well as waste from sawmills and drying of rice. «
For the sustainability of BIOMASCUBA project with international funding that came from the borders of Matanzas to be applied in several municipalities, mainly in the eastern region of the island, the team working in the installation and maintenance of gasifiers, biodiesel plants and wastewater treatment.
«But we do nothing trying to get energy if we do not produce food for humans and animals, so the project also invests in sowing grain, agricultural implements and irrigation systems, among other equipment.»
Possible actions because the scientific potential of Cuba puts all his intellect according to the sustainable development of the nation.
«We do nothing with doing science if we do not use those ideas to improve the quality of life of Cubans.»
About that talks the gasification and electrification of isolated communities in the national Power system network with bioenergy, the use of organic fertilizers that protect agricultural soils from erosion and salinity, and the production of oils and lubricants that do not harm the environment .
Original text by Ana González Goicochea on July 29th, 2016