The company Dianco Mexico, made up of businessmen, environmentalists and scientists specialized in phycology (botany discipline specialized in the scientific study of algae), announced its intention to install four factories to process sargassum with which it is intended to manufacture cellulose, which it is no longer manufactured in Mexico; organic fertilizer and plastic.
Founded by Fayco Amateco and Héctor Romero, who pointed out that Sargasso will not stop coming as it is due to climate change that is imminent and irreversible. In 2019 we expect from 600 thousand to 1 million tons, so it is a real problem to know what will be done with the thousands of tons that arrive from Sargasso.
They pointed out that billions of trees are cut every year to produce pulp. It is special for the paper industry and 20 other industries (oil, pharmaceutical, textile, cosmetics, detergents, paints, etc.). In Mexico there is not a single production company. Everything is imported and has increased its price by 120% in 10 years.
They reported that there is already a solution to take advantage of all the sargassum that invades Quintana Roo, the Caribbean and with it producer of cellulose, organic fertilizer and bioplastic from sargasso.
They said that there is where to deposit everything collected, use it 100% ecologically and without residues of a solution patented by Mexicans and in the process of installing their first plant in Cancun, with the first plant, they can process a minimum of 600 tons per day.
They indicated that with this project it transforms into “cause” what is now an “expense” for the government and hoteliers in the harvesting of sargassum, avoids the felling of millions of trees per year, reduces the costs of paper production, textiles, medicines and of all the industries that use cellulose.
It will finally allow the agricultural producers to use organic fertilizers (of equal or better quality) at a lower cost than the chemical ones (whose supply before the demand of 4 million tons per year does not reach today nor 40%); solves the lack of sanitary landfills (there are only 5 in Q. Roo) and the immense investment involved; and it helps to reactivate tourism and return the economic spillover that it entails.
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