Tag: Colombia

Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

April 10, 2019 |

In Belgium, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that Colombia has officially joined Malaysia and Indonesia in calling for the European Union to drop its discriminatory treatment of palm oil for biodiesel production. About 95% of the world’s palm oil is produced by the three countries. The countries claim that the ILUC risk policy under […]

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Malaysia teaming with Indonesia and Colombia to battle French palm oil ban

Malaysia teaming with Indonesia and Colombia to battle French palm oil ban

December 25, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Bernama news agency reports that in response to France’s ban on palm oil as a feedstock for biofuels from 2020, the country is gathering Indonesia and Colombia in February to discuss how to tackle the reduced palm oil demand that will result from the French Parliament’s policy shift. The primary industries minister believes […]

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Colombian ethanol production pressured by cheap US ethanol imports

Colombian ethanol production pressured by cheap US ethanol imports

December 20, 2018 |

In Colombia, Platts reports that cheap ethanol imports from the US have seriously weighed on the domestic industry’s ability to compete, producing nearly 342 million liters this year through October. Although production was more than 10% higher than the same period last year, production still remains well below installed production capacity. Ethanol production between January […]

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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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