The production of bioethanol of the distillery of La Baraque, l’Escalier, resumed this Saturday, July 10. After four days of stoppage due to the testing of one of the 16 employees assigned to the production, out of a total of 49, the distilley has started back again.
The employee in question has been placed in quarantine, as well as 7 other colleagues in production, await their PCR test results. The test was performed on all the personnel of the distillery which is part of the Omnicane agro-industrial complex in La Baraque and the premises of the distillery were disinfected according to the sanitary protocol of the Ministry of Health. Forty-eight hours were observed following this same protocol before the fermentation is launched, and this Saturday, the distillation.
“This resumption of production is the result of a collective effort of all staff that I want to greet and thank for their contribution in the reorganization of work,” said Jean-Pierre Rouillard, general manager of the distillery. “Of course, we are resuming production with a reduced workforce, but this will allow us to meet our contractual commitments to export, which is essential in the current context,” he concluded.
As a reminder, the Omnicane distillery plans to produce 20 million liters of bioethanol for export this year.