Tag: Colombia

Colombian ethanol production up 7% in 2015 thanks to new distillery

Colombian ethanol production up 7% in 2015 thanks to new distillery

February 17, 2016 |

In Colombia, 2015 ethanol production jumped 7% to 435 million liters thanks to the Riopaila plant in southwestern Valle de Cauca province coming online in October. The facility’s installed capacity of 400,000 liters/day boosts the country’s production capacity by 30%. Though the new facility means the country can now blend 10% ethanol compared to 8%, […]

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Colombia’s Bio D $30 million biodiesel plant commissioned

Colombia’s Bio D $30 million biodiesel plant commissioned

December 31, 2015 |

In Colombia, Bio D has commissioned its $30 million 200,000 metric ton per year biodiesel facility near Facatativá that will use palm oil as feedstock. About 66,000 hectares of oil palm is required to feed the facility and is expected to create more than 30,000 direct and indirect jobs. The facility includes water recycling technology […]

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Colombian ethanol production hits another record in September at 41.86 million liters

Colombian ethanol production hits another record in September at 41.86 million liters

November 9, 2015 |

In Colombia, September ethanol production hit a new high, following highs in August and June, at 41.86 million liters, up 2.5% over the previous month, which was again 7% higher than the previous record in June. Total ethanol production through September is up 10% on the year at 333.3 million liters. Domestic ethanol consumption nearly […]

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Colombia’s October ethanol production up 32% on year as new plant comes online

Colombia’s October ethanol production up 32% on year as new plant comes online

October 27, 2015 |

In Colombia, ethanol production in October hit 1.65 million liters/day, up 32% on the year, thanks to the $250 million Rio Paila ethanol factory in the Cauca Valley coming online Oct. 1 with 400,000 bpd capacity. The boost in production capacity aligns with the new E10 policy in place in Valle de Cauca, Narino, Risaralda, […]

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Iowa State University to host seminar on Colombian biofuels policy

Iowa State University to host seminar on Colombian biofuels policy

September 28, 2015 |

In Iowa, Cochran Fellows will discuss Colombian biofuels policy, the Biofuels National Program, 1G ethanol production results, and 2G ethanol challenges at Iowa State University on Sept. 30. Carlos Grateron is a chemist from the Industrial University of Santander, and received a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Libre University in Colombia. He completed graduate […]

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Colombian ethanol sales rebound in July to January 2014 levels

Colombian ethanol sales rebound in July to January 2014 levels

August 27, 2015 |

In Colombia, ethanol sales in July rebounded to levels not seen since January 2014 at 40.7 million liters, up 9% on the year and up 18% from June. Ethanol sales through July are up 8% on the year at 255 million liters. The domestic ethanol blend is current at 8%. Production though July is also […]

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US imports threaten Colombian ethanol expansion

US imports threaten Colombian ethanol expansion

April 7, 2015 |

In Colombia, the head of the national ethanol producers association has asked the government to not re-open ethanol imports from the US, saying imports risk the industry’s expansion opportunities as well as the future of the local sugarcane industry overall. Current production is at 1.2 million liters per day, which will increase by 400,000 liters […]

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Investor interest in Colombian ethanol falls on lower oil prices

Investor interest in Colombian ethanol falls on lower oil prices

March 9, 2015 |

In Colombia, the national ethanol producers association Fedebiocombustibles says falling oil prices have deterred investment in the country’s industry. Domestic production is expected to be enough to supply an E10 blend from 2016 when EcoPetrol and Riopaila Castilla’s new ethanol plants come online. Currently the country blends 8% ethanol.  Despite the project underway, EcoPetrol is […]

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FAO successfully uses GBEP indicators in Colombia, Indonesia reports

FAO successfully uses GBEP indicators in Colombia, Indonesia reports

November 17, 2014 |

In Italy, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has congratulated FAO for releasing the findings of its sustainability assessment of the bioenergy sector in Colombia and Indonesia. The report utilized GBEP indicators, and FAO is exploring opportunities to replicate the implementation of the indicators in reports on additional countries. GBEP also announced that they have named […]

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Colombian biodiesel production seen up at 1.15 million tons

Colombian biodiesel production seen up at 1.15 million tons

August 7, 2014 |

In Colombia, Oil World expects palm oil production in the country to hit a record this year of 1.15 million metric tons, up from 1.04 million tons the previous year, thanks to new trees that were planted three years ago. As a result, exports may also jump by 30% to 240,000 tons.  

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