MiAmbiente investigates vinasse spill in Pesé
MiAmbiente reported that the stillage managed to reach the Pesé creek, without causing damage to aquatic life, but to the physical state of the water, altering the color.
Personnel from the Ministry of the Environment ( MiAmbiente ) in the province of Herrera is waiting for the results of water analysis after a vinasse spill that was reported at the Pesé sugar mill.
Vinasse is a residual liquid remaining from the fermentation and distillation of the sugar or ethanol industry.
Alejandro Quintero, regional director of MiAmbiente de Herrera reported that the stillage managed to reach the Pesé creek, without causing damage to aquatic life, but to the physical state of the water, altering its color.
MiAmbiente officials also carried out another inspection for the stillage spill in the same place, to corroborate the scope.
During the inspection, MiAmbiente detailed, it was evident that the product spill occurred within the company's storage areas and was attended to in time by the Fire Department, preventing the stillage from spreading to nearby bodies of water.
Stillage comes from sugar cane and is obtained from the fermentation and distillation of molasses. They are the main organic residue in obtaining alcohol.