Tag: Bolivia

Bolivian ag sector ready to team with YPFB on biodiesel

Bolivian ag sector ready to team with YPFB on biodiesel

August 22, 2019 |

In Bolivia, local press reports that the national oilseed and wheat producers’ association together with the Eastern agricultural chamber of commerce and Gravetal Bolivia have announced they’re willing to co-invest in biodiesel production with Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB). The national oil minister said those companies along with others have indicated interest in developing a […]

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Bolivia ready to introduce E12 following $41 million in ethanol storage and blending infrastructure

Bolivia ready to introduce E12 following $41 million in ethanol storage and blending infrastructure

April 22, 2019 |

In Bolivia, Prensa Latina reports that the national oil company has completed its $41 million investment in ethanol storage tanks and blending infrastructure that will allow the country to begin filling up on E12 this year. The mandate requires about 150 million liters of ethanol annually for the blend that will be sourced from Aguai, […]

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Bolivia gives green light and $2 billion support for GM soy to produce biodiesel

Bolivia gives green light and $2 billion support for GM soy to produce biodiesel

March 21, 2019 |

In Bolivia, Spain’s EFE news agency reports that the government has deregulated the use of GM soy on 250,000 acres as well as $2 billion funding for funding and infrastructure so farmers may grow feedstock in the Santa Cruz region as feedstock for biodiesel production. Droughts and floods have caused more than $168 million in […]

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Bolivia implements incentives to get filling stations to sell ethanol blends

Bolivia implements incentives to get filling stations to sell ethanol blends

March 20, 2019 |

In Bolivia, the government is putting into policy financial incentives in order to encourage filling stations to sell ethanol-blended Super Ethanol 92 gasoline with an eye on boosting sales to 12.5 million liters from the current 3 million liters. The National Agency of Hydrocarbons has established that station owners will earn .26 cents of profit […]

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Bolivia’s national oil company to invest $49 million in ethanol blending

Bolivia’s national oil company to invest $49 million in ethanol blending

September 3, 2018 |

In Bolivia, Prensa Latina reports that the national oil company will invest $49 million over the next five years in anhydrous ethanol blending with an initial $4 million investment in anhydrous ethanol storage and some blending equipment. Eventually the company expects to blend 360 million liters annually but during the first stage will blend 80 […]

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Bolivia to invest $1.6 billion to achieve E25 by 2025

Bolivia to invest $1.6 billion to achieve E25 by 2025

March 14, 2018 |

In Bolivia, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports that the President has lined out $1.6 billion plan for sugarcane ethanol investments through 2025 with the intention of achieving 25% ethanol blending by that date. To achieve that goal, 155,000ha of cane will be planted by 2025 to produce 8.2 million liters of ethanol and 6.6 […]

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Bolivia looking at potential ethanol blending with help of neighbors

Bolivia looking at potential ethanol blending with help of neighbors

December 14, 2017 |

In Bolivia, Prensa Latina reports biofuel experts from the US, Argentina and Paraguay are helping to inform Bolivia’s future action plan regarding blending anhydrous ethanol in an effort to reduce the importation of 20% of the country’s fossil fuel demand. The government and private sector are negotiating to find a solution by year’s end. There […]

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Bolivian UCO biodiesel producer making headway with industrial consumers

Bolivian UCO biodiesel producer making headway with industrial consumers

October 22, 2015 |

In Bolivia, local UCO biodiesel producer Bioma has sold more than 250,000 liters of biodiesel and is producing an average of 7,000 liters a week. The fuel is sold at a 20% discount to fossil diesel. Currently there are several filling stations along the main road in La Paz where the public can buy biodiesel […]

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Cuba to receive award for progress in implementing biofuels

Cuba to receive award for progress in implementing biofuels

April 21, 2014 |

In Bolivia, the Pan-American Union of Associations of Engineers will award Cuba the Luis Wannoni Lander International Prize for its progress in biofuels during the union’s annual meeting in August. The country has introduced biofuel for cooking, heating and electricity and there are moves underway to extend biofuel use to agricultural equipment, refrigeration and home […]

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