The government is seeking technical aid from China for the development of the 20MW facility. A group of specialists have been sent to the Asian country to learn the know-how of the technology that will use sugarcane residue bagazo.

The first-of-its kind bioelectric project will employ large quantities of sugarcane residue that will be incinerated in Matanzas to produce clean energy.

Meanwhile, the project is aimed at grossing economic and environmental benefits, reported Indo Asian News Service citing official Cuba’s news agency, Prensa Latina.

The proposed facility is said to be in line with country’s continues efforts to use renewable energy sources such as wood and sugarcane biomass, solar, wind and hydraulic sources to produce clean energy.

Currently, renewable energy accounts to 3.8% of Cuba’s total energy production. The government is outlining plans to increase it to 12% over next eight years.