Panama to return to ethanol as it aims towards carbon neutrality

September 30, 2021 |

In Panama, Reuters reports the government has decided to return to ethanol while ending coal imports in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Ending the use of heavy fuel oil and coal for electricity by 2023 is part of the 2030 energy transition plan approved by the Cabinet in November that ranges from energy efficiency to transitioning towards electric mobility and distributed electricity production.

Panama also plans to resume importing ethanol in 2023 by initially blending up to 5% with motor gasoline and then working with sugarcane farmers to produce it locally and increase the blend to 10% to reduce emissions to the environment.

Panama stopped importing ethanol in 2014.

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