The proposed project activity consists in the installation of a new biomass cogeneration power plant in the Viñales sawmill site. The new cogeneration plant is equipped with a new 210 ton/hr fluidized bed biomass power boiler and a 41 MW condensing/extracting turbo generator unit.

The project activity is designed to use biomass from industrial operations (sawdust and bark, mainly
from sawmills) and biomass from forestry operations (from harvesting, thinning and pruning operations)
for electric power generation. In the absence of the project activity, such biomass would be burned
uncontrollably in the open air or left in piles to natural decay.

The project is presented by Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. (from now on, Arauco), a leading forestry and pulp-producing company in Chile.

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