Tag: Uruguay

Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

October 14, 2017 |

In Uruguay, the government said that the country’s transportation sector has lowered CO2 emissions since 2015 by an average of about 7% each year as a direct result of increased use of biofuels. Uruguay is one of the world’s largest biofuel consumers, in part thanks to the agro-fuels laws which require a 6% mix of […]

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Agrisoma, Uruguay sign partnership to introduce carinata for fuel, feed

Agrisoma, Uruguay sign partnership to introduce carinata for fuel, feed

May 28, 2017 |

In Canada,  Agrisoma Biosciences and  Uruguay inked a partnership aimed at introducing a new, renewable, low carbon cash-crop for farmers. The deal gives the Quebec-based company the opportunity to grow its business outside of Canada by planting thousands of new hectares of the Carinata seed in Uruguay. Under this new deal, both parties anticipate significant […]

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Brazilian researchers driving biogas-fueled car to Uruguay to boost awareness

Brazilian researchers driving biogas-fueled car to Uruguay to boost awareness

February 7, 2017 |

In Uruguay, Brazilian researchers are expected to arrive in the capital of Montevideo on Thursday after a 532-mile drive from the Brazilian city of Montenegro in a vehicle powered entirely by biogas. The trial is meant to promote interest in the use of the fuel that the Uruguayan energy ministry hopes could be an option […]

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ALUR signs deal to export another 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to Holland

ALUR signs deal to export another 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to Holland

June 23, 2016 |

In Uruguay, ALUR has signed a deal to export 140,000 liters of UCO biodiesel to the Netherlands. Holland is the country’s first export market, with 100,000 liters exported in December and another 120,000 liters exported in March. Had the UCO from the most recent shipment not be turned into biodiesel, the oil could have potentially […]

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Uruguay’s first ever biofuel export sees 100,000 liters of UCO biodiesel off to the Netherlands

Uruguay’s first ever biofuel export sees 100,000 liters of UCO biodiesel off to the Netherlands

December 29, 2015 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes del Uruguay has secured the country’s first biofuel export with 100,000 liters of used cooking oil-based biodiesel heading to the Netherlands. The fuel was to Argos sold at $750 per metric ton via the company’s Brazilian arm. The UCO is collected from the cities of Canelones, Maldonado and Montevideo via smart container […]

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Alcoholes del Uruguay sets biofuel production record at 130 million liters

Alcoholes del Uruguay sets biofuel production record at 130 million liters

December 3, 2015 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes del Uruguay expects to produce more than 130 million liters of biofuels this year, the highest on record for the company. About 70 million liters is ethanol, thanks to the country’s largest ethanol plant coming online earlier this year, while the remaining production is biodiesel. The country currently has a blending mandate […]

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Uruguay launches pilot to test used cooking oil as biodiesel feedstock

Uruguay launches pilot to test used cooking oil as biodiesel feedstock

November 6, 2014 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes de Uruguay (Alur) has launched a project to trial the recycling of used cooking oil into biodiesel. The pilot includes a waste oil collection center at a school in Montevideo using a smart glass recycling system that receives containers and returns new ones for collecting more oil. The state-owned company is in […]

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Alcoholes de Uruguay, Abengoa to invest $120M in ethanol project

Alcoholes de Uruguay, Abengoa to invest $120M in ethanol project

April 10, 2012 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes de Uruguay has formed a JV with Abengoa to invest $120 million in an ethanol plant in Paysandú. Abengoa will have about 30% of the shares while the rest will be held by the local ethanol producer, whose production volume will quadruple when the new facility comes online.

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Uruguay aims for B5 biodiesel mandate in 2012

Uruguay aims for B5 biodiesel mandate in 2012

February 20, 2012 |

In Uruguay, the government is hoping to implement a B5 policy this year but it will depend on the ability to boost domestic biodiesel production. Already a B2 policy exists, but isn’t obligatory, and requires the use of domestic biodiesel. A plan is underway to develop a biodiesel plant in Montevideo and an ethanol plant […]

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Abengoa to invest $70M in Uruguay ethanol project

Abengoa to invest $70M in Uruguay ethanol project

October 18, 2011 |

In Uruguay, Abengoa plans to invest $120 million in a 70 million liter per year ethanol plant in Paysandu department in western Uruguay that will use sorghum, as well as corn, barley and wheat as feedstock. The facility is expected to come online by the end of 2013 and will include an 8MW co-generation plant.

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