Tag: Costa Rica

Costa Rica drops E8 plans less than a week after announcing them

Costa Rica drops E8 plans less than a week after announcing them

April 10, 2019 |

In Costa Rica, the state-owned oil refinery RECOPE’s plan to introduce E8 by the end of May was postponed just five days after its announcement and purchase contracts to buy the required ethanol have been voided by constitutional court. Though discussions about an ethanol blend may begin again next year, in the meantime work will […]

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Costa Rica’s RECOPE to start selling E8 blends

Costa Rica’s RECOPE to start selling E8 blends

April 4, 2019 |

In Costa Rica, as a contribution to the process of decarbonization of the economy, at the end of May RECOPE will make available to the market a new gasoline that initially will contain 8% ethanol in its formulation, although the standard allows adding between 5% and 10%; In this way, an oxygenating agent is added […]

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Costa Rica set to launch E10 in May

Costa Rica set to launch E10 in May

November 19, 2018 |

In Costa Rica, local press reports that the country will begin blending 10% ethanol in premium gasoline beginning in May 2019 with lower grades of gas set to be blended with ethanol at another date in the future. Though ethanol is expected to bring down the price of fuel at the pump slightly, E10 in […]

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US Grains Council working with Central America to boost biofuels policy development

US Grains Council working with Central America to boost biofuels policy development

October 25, 2018 |

In Costa Rica, a recent seminar planted seeds for further regional cooperation and biofuels policy development throughout Central America. The US Grains Council organized the one-day seminar, Cultivando Energia (Cultivating Energy), in San Jose, Costa Rica, in late September to increase awareness among key government officials and industry about the economic, environmental and technical benefits […]

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Costa Rica teams with KLM on aviation biofuels program

Costa Rica teams with KLM on aviation biofuels program

November 6, 2017 |

In Costa Rica, the national government and KLM have joined hands to combat carbon dioxide emissions. Over the coming months, they will research the possibilities of flying from San Jose using bio-based jet fuel. On October 31, KLM and the Costa Rican government signed a letter of intent to ratify the cooperation. This is the […]

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Costa Rican researchers develop method to produce biodiesel from cheese whey

Costa Rican researchers develop method to produce biodiesel from cheese whey

November 24, 2016 |

In Costa Rica, researchers have been working for the past four years to develop commercial biodiesel production from cheese whey in an effort to reduce the vast amounts of the waste product from being dumped in wastewater and to find other feedstocks for biodiesel that wouldn’t lead to deforestation. The first two years of the […]

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Costa Rica gets its first public biodiesel pumps

Costa Rica gets its first public biodiesel pumps

October 21, 2015 |

In Costa Rica, the country’s first gas station selling biodiesel has opened in Ochomogo. The fuel is supplied by Energías Biodegradables de Costa Rica who has been producing biodiesel for more than 11 years. The gas station expects to install solar panels to operate the facility and is installing software allowing fleets to track their […]

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Guatemala or Costa Rica may export 15,000 cubic m of ethanol to Europe soon

Guatemala or Costa Rica may export 15,000 cubic m of ethanol to Europe soon

March 11, 2015 |

In the Netherlands, despite a weakening Euro not being conducive to imports, it is expected that 15,000 cubic meters of ethanol could make its way toward Rotterdam from Guatemala or Costa Rica as a short-term trading window opens. Low ethanol prices over much of the past year have lowered import demand from previous year, but […]

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Alternative Fuels America advances to trial production run of jatropha-based fuel

Alternative Fuels America advances to trial production run of jatropha-based fuel

December 16, 2013 |

In Florida, Alternative Fuels America is beginning a three-phase trial production run of jatropha-based biofuel as the next step toward commercialization of its “seed to pump” vertically-integrated endeavor. The feedstock for Phase 1 will come from AFAI’s plantation in Tempate, Costa Rica. “As with every endeavor we undertake, we are testing our assumptions and capabilities […]

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Alternative Fuels Americas signs 150 more agreements in Costa Rica

Alternative Fuels Americas signs 150 more agreements in Costa Rica

December 5, 2013 |

In Florida, Alternative Fuels Americas confirmed the extension of 150 agreements with private landowners in Costa Rica, providing immediate access to sufficient raw material for up to 2 million gallons of biodiesel annually and accelerating the timeline to revenue. At full capacity the Company’s initial Costa Rican model calls for scalable refining operations capable of […]

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