Guyana’s Government Signs Bioethanol Contract With London-Based Whitefox
Above: sugar cane being transported in Guyana
By the Caribbean Journal staff
London-based Whitefox Technologies and its partner, Brazil’s Green, have signed a bioethanol contract with the government of Guyana.
The project will install units for a bioethanol demonstration plant at the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s Albion Sugar Factory, with a turnkey unit delivered early next year.
It is being supported by the Inter-American Development Bank as part of its Climate Change Strategy.
“We are very proud to be playing a role in the development of the ethanol industry in Guyana,” said Gillian Harrison, CEO of Whitefox Technologies. “We see the potential for countries like Guyana to use locally-produced resources to produce ethanol and electricity, which we expect to have a positive impact on development and improvements in the local economy.”
The company said that Guyana was well-suited for bioenergy production because of its abundance of sun, water and available land (it has the largest landmass of any Caribbean country).
The feedstock for Guyana’s bioethanol production will initially be from molasses, although others will be explored, Whitefox said.