Alcohol distillery has record production off Cuba's electrical grid
Ray Sanchez | Direct from Havana
7:24 AM EDT, June 23, 2008
A distillery in Aguada de Pasajeros in Cienfuegos Province has produced
2.34 million gallons of alcohol without consuming a single kilowatt of
island nation's power.
The achievement in Cuba's national energy-saving campaign was made
possible thanks to a 1923 turbo-generator that sat unused at an old
sugar mill, the Communist Party daily Gramna reported Monday.
Distillery manager Jose Aleman Lopez said the 2.34 million gallons were
produced in 83 consecutive days of operation. The plant's goal is 5.72
million gallons this year.
The daily production capacity of the plant had been 23,400 gallons. The
alcohol is used to make perfumes and rum.