Tag: Paraguay

Paraguay approves free zone for ECB Group’s Omega Green project

Paraguay approves free zone for ECB Group’s Omega Green project

February 5, 2020 |

In Paraguay, Biofuels International reports that the Paraguayan government has approved a free zone for the proposed Omega Green project, the southern hemisphere’s first renewable diesel and aviation biofuel facility that ECB Group plans to build for $800 million. With the free zone in place, the project that is of “national interest” is guaranteed a […]

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ECB to build $800 million HVO/SPK plant in Paraguay with eye on exports

ECB to build $800 million HVO/SPK plant in Paraguay with eye on exports

November 12, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that ECB plans to build an $800 million, 20,000 barrel per day HVO and SPK plant in Paraguay near the capital of Assuncion with an eye on value-added exports to the US, Canada and Europe. The company has hired Barclays and UBS to help it structure financing for what would be […]

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Paraguayan biodiesel industry worried rush to B15 fueled by Argentina

Paraguayan biodiesel industry worried rush to B15 fueled by Argentina

April 9, 2019 |

In Paraguay, Argentina’s La Nación newspaper reports that the country’s house of representatives is looking to boost biodiesel blending to 15% by 2021 from the current 2% now but the local industry is slamming the move as one pushed by Argentina in an effort to drive open a new market. The domestic biodiesel industry wants […]

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Paraguay to launch B2 mandate on January 1

Paraguay to launch B2 mandate on January 1

December 26, 2018 |

In Paraguay, local press reports that biodiesel blending of 2% will be mandatory as of January 1 in an effort to try to promote a local industry. Already ethanol is blended at between 25% and 27%, depending on the octane level of the fuel. Fueling stations in the country worked together with local stakeholders to […]

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Paraguay goes all in for flex-fuel with new law to promote fuel use and access

Paraguay goes all in for flex-fuel with new law to promote fuel use and access

June 11, 2015 |

In Paraguay, the Senate has approved amendments proposed by the lower house of Congress for the ethanol law, leaving the president to sign or veto the bill before it comes into law. The new law is meant to facilitate fuel supplies for the growing number of flex-fuel vehicles in the country but supporting more E85 […]

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Paraguay looking to boost biodiesel blend and mimic Brazil’s ethanol moves

Paraguay looking to boost biodiesel blend and mimic Brazil’s ethanol moves

July 28, 2014 |

In Paraguay, discussions are underway to boost the ethanol mandate to 27.5% to match what Brazil is potentially doing. Currently the local blend is at 25%, mirroring its neighbor market. On the biodiesel side, the government has convened a working group to study how to promote the fuel’s use. At the moment, oil companies aren’t […]

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Paraguay to issue biofuel production rules on July 1

Paraguay to issue biofuel production rules on July 1

May 21, 2014 |

In Paraguay, the minister of industry and commerce has announced the ministry will release national regulations for both biodiesel and ethanol production on July 1. The driver behind the new legislation is to boost the quality of the product produced domestically.

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Paraguay exports ethanol to Brazil

Paraguay exports ethanol to Brazil

March 31, 2014 |

In Paraguay, ethanol producers are supplying fuel to Brazil, will 5 million liters being supplied via truck to Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo states. An oversupply of ethanol in the local market means that some ethanol plants won’t produce during the upcoming season. Currently the domestic blend is at 25% but there are […]

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Paraguay considers remedies for low biodiesel prices

Paraguay considers remedies for low biodiesel prices

[ 0 ] January 4, 2011 |

In Paraguay, industrial and policy leaders are gathering this week to solve the problem faced by biodiesel producers: low biodiesel prices. The national petroleum company is offering producers prices far below production costs, so policy suggestions include increasing the blend to 5% from the current 1%, as well as exporting animal fats to Brazil for […]

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