Tag: Colombia

Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Colombia represents a burgeoning market for U.S. ethanol, with the Colombian government increasing the national blend mandate to E10 in March 2018. Colombia has a growing domestic ethanol industry, producing sugar-based ethanol. U.S. ethanol enters Colombia duty free per the terms of the U.S.–Colombia trade agreement, but the […]

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Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

April 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian and Colombian researchers have determined that expanding sugarcane ethanol production throughout Latin America could not only reduce fossil fuel imports but also provide green electricity through co-generation from bagasse providing economic benefits and savings of $35 billion over 10 years. With current molasses supplies, the researchers say Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba could […]

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Colombia boosts biofuel blending mandates to 10% as of March 1

Colombia boosts biofuel blending mandates to 10% as of March 1

March 14, 2018 |

In Colombia, as of March 1, the ethanol and biodiesel blending mandates have risen to 10% nationwide in an attempt to reduce air pollution, except in three regions that continue to suffer from smuggling across the border with Venezuela. Previously, the nationwide ethanol-blending mandate was 6% except for Antioquia department that was 8% while biodiesel […]

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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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