Tag: Colombia

Colombian researchers receive US patent for cheaper, faster biodiesel process

Colombian researchers receive US patent for cheaper, faster biodiesel process

January 2, 2018 |

In Colombia, researchers at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia have designed and received a US patent for a process to produce biodiesel using fewer steps and less equipment creating cheaper, faster production. It uses a tube reactor that requires no physical mixing of vegetable oils with alcohols allowing the fuel to be produced and glycerin […]

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Colombia’s Bioenergia hits 238,000 liters/day production

Colombia’s Bioenergia hits 238,000 liters/day production

August 7, 2017 |

In Colombia, Bioenergia has achieved ethanol production of 238,000 liters per day, on its way to eventually produce 500,000 liters per day in early 2018, adding 37% to the country’s annual production capacity. Heavy rains last year through the early parts of this year hit domestic ethanol production, so ramping up has brought on new […]

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Colombia’s Bioenergy signs first offtake deal with Terpel

Colombia’s Bioenergy signs first offtake deal with Terpel

June 6, 2017 |

In Colombia, Bioenergy is beginning to sign commercial off-take deals now that it has produced upwards of 800,000 liters of ethanol, with Bogotá-based oil and gas leader Terpel the company’s first deal. The deal as reported doesn’t stipulate volume, just supplying the oil company’s demand. The facility that commissioned in March has a production capacity […]

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Additional ethanol production seen helping Colombia hit E10 by year’s end

Additional ethanol production seen helping Colombia hit E10 by year’s end

May 30, 2017 |

In Colombia, the country is looking to boost its ethanol-blending mandate to 10% by year’s end thanks to the 504,000 liter per day additional production that just came online at the El Alcaravan ethanol plant in central Meta, though that rate could eventually go even higher. Currently much of the country is at an E6 […]

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Colombia’s Bioenergy ethanol plant achieves continuous operations

Colombia’s Bioenergy ethanol plant achieves continuous operations

March 29, 2017 |

In Colombia, the country’s only dedicated ethanol producer, owned by Ecopetrol, Bioenergy achieved continuous production on March 18 at its 504,000 liters per day of ethanol its facility in El Alcaraván. The national energy regulator signed off on January 31, certifying the company as an ethanol producer. As of then, it has produced 113,000 liters […]

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EcoPetrol’s delayed Bioenergia ethanol plant begins production a year late

EcoPetrol’s delayed Bioenergia ethanol plant begins production a year late

December 26, 2016 |

In Colombia, EcoPetrol commissioned its delayed $400 million Bioenergia ethanol plant last week in an effort to reach its full production capacity of 504,000 liters per day by the end of 2017. Continuous operations are expected by the end of the first quarter. Of the 20,000 hectares of sugarcane plantation that will eventually supply the […]

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Colombia pump prices adjust based on ethanol and biodiesel shifts

Colombia pump prices adjust based on ethanol and biodiesel shifts

July 28, 2016 |

In Colombia, the regulated price of diesel has fallen by 3.5 cents per gallon thanks to adjustments in the price of biodiesel, while gasoline has inched up slight by less than a cent due to the adjusted price for ethanol. Prices had been frozen since May but the new prices are effective the end of […]

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US ethanol industry trying to warm up Colombia to imports

US ethanol industry trying to warm up Colombia to imports

July 11, 2016 |

In Colombia, the US ethanol industry is trying to encourage the country to import American ethanol to compliment domestic production during times of shortage. The country has an E8 mandate but currently adjusts the blend annually based on supply availability from the five domestic ethanol producers. A six is set to come online later this […]

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Alliance BioEnergy Plus to sub-license technology to Colombia

Alliance BioEnergy Plus to sub-license technology to Colombia

June 30, 2016 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus announced it has received an LOI from Smart Business International Trading, S.A.S (Smart Business) of Bogata, Columbia for the purchase of an initial sub-license to install and use ALLM’s patented CTS cellulose conversion technology. A single plant sub-license carries a $5,000,000.00 sub-license fee plus a yearly royalty based on the […]

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Colombian researchers develop process to produce 1.3 propanodiol from glycerin

Colombian researchers develop process to produce 1.3 propanodiol from glycerin

June 23, 2016 |

In Colombia, researchers at the Biotechnology Institute at the country’s National University (IBUN) are using a microorganism found in local soils known as IBUN 158B Clostridium to produce 1.3 propanodiol from glycerin using a metabolic process. About half a kilo of the chemical can be produced from a kilo of glycerin, which could be a […]

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