Ten grain drying plants based in Mogilev Region will join the state-sponsored fuel saving program by the coming harvesting campaign, Interfax learnt from the Fuel and Energy Department of Mogilev Region Administration.
The plants that used to burn conventional fuel will later use straws as a source of energy.
The corresponding upgrading project was arranged by the Belarusian Agricultural Academy and Mogilev-based Agrokomplekt OJSC.
Last year five straw-burning grain drying plants processed around 15,000 tonnes of grain, saving over 160 tonnes of liquid fuel (BYR 230 million in monetary terms). According to the source, the average payback term of such upgrading projects is 3-4 years.