Tag: Guatemala

Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

September 9, 2018 |

In Guatemala, sugarcane and palm plantations for biofuels are blamed for clashes and “liberating rivers” efforts by the people affected by its production, according to Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina, Simon Granovsky-Larsen. Granovsky-Larsen conducted research with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a Guatemalan peasant social movement organization […]

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UCO biodiesel trial picking up speed in Guatemalan capital

UCO biodiesel trial picking up speed in Guatemalan capital

June 27, 2016 |

In Guatemala, after a slow start, the capital city’s UCO collection program and biodiesel production trial has grown significantly, now with six collection units working to source the feedstock and more municipal departments requesting their vehicles to be part of the program. Now the Unidad de Innovación Ambiental is set to build a more commercial-scale […]

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Guatemalan ethanol booked for Europe but US supplies to arrive first

Guatemalan ethanol booked for Europe but US supplies to arrive first

January 27, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, Europe could at last see some price relief for ethanol as 5,000 cubic meters heads to Rotterdam from Guatemala, but the shipment isn’t set until May and could still be diverted to the US if the price differential works out better by then. The shipment will be the last of the year […]

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Guatemala’s E5 pilot project results pave the way for E10 trial

Guatemala’s E5 pilot project results pave the way for E10 trial

September 24, 2015 |

In Guatemala, an E5 pilot project held between April 9 and July 16 has demonstrated 30% lower GHG emissions while even slightly increasing octane and maintaining fuel performance in gasoline engines. The trial, funded by the US, Brazil and the Organization of American States, used 24 cars and 5 motorcycles and was supported by laboratory […]

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Guatemala books second shipment to EU in two weeks

Guatemala books second shipment to EU in two weeks

March 16, 2015 |

In Guatemala, as much as 12,000 cubic meters of ethanol are headed to Europe from the port of Puerto Quetzal with the delivery arriving in Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp in June. Last week a shipment of 15,000 cubic meters was booked for the same route, arriving in mid-May.

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Guatemala launches E5 and E10 pilots while looking at E10 blend

Guatemala launches E5 and E10 pilots while looking at E10 blend

February 26, 2015 |

In Guatemala, the country’s energy ministry is embarking on a pilot trial using E5 and E10 in 25 vehicles and five motorcycles during four months. The country mostly exports the 65 million gallons of ethanol its produces annually but introducing an E10 would consume 36 million gallons. The US and Brazilian governments along with the […]

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Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

September 11, 2014 |

The 2000s-era wonder crop went quiet as “plant anything, anywhere” gave way to the “develop genetics, boost yield” movement, led by SGB. Today, SGB moves forward again with new financing. In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 […]

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Guatemala, OAS to explore biofuels vehicle performance

Guatemala, OAS to explore biofuels vehicle performance

August 11, 2014 |

In Guatemala, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Guatemala’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) program have signed an MOU for a pilot project to form a Technical Unit on Biofuels. The pilot plan establishes the use of biofuels to assess their environmental and mechanical performance using a sample of 20 […]

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“Ethanol industry is “bullying” Big Oil? I’d make a joke about the absurdity of that, but I think it speaks for itself…”

“Ethanol industry is “bullying” Big Oil? I’d make a joke about the absurdity of that, but I think it speaks for itself…”

October 8, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: mdmerritt: WSJ: #Ethanol industry is “bullying” Big #Oil. I’d make a joke about the absurdity of that, but I think it speaks for itself… MaskAfrica Oxfam urges CFS govts to ensure biofuels don’t force poor farmers off the land SugarcaneBlog SG Biofuels Seeks $31 Million IDB Loan for Guatemala Jatropha – Bloomberg

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SG Biofuels seeking $30.6 million from IDB for jatropha in Guatemala

SG Biofuels seeking $30.6 million from IDB for jatropha in Guatemala

October 8, 2013 |

In Guatemala, SG Biofuels has sought $30.6 million from the Inter-American Development Bank to plant jatropha on 25,000 acres of land unsuitable for food production with the aim of producing 6.2 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The $76 million project is under evaluation by the bank who may provide the financing as a loan as […]

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