Bolivia promotes jatropha cultivation for the production of biodiesel

January 19, 2023 |

In Bolivia, Green Car Congress reported that Bolivia’s President Luis Arce said that the national government had a strategy to promote the cultivation of jatropha, a plant from which the oil is extracted to serve as a raw material for biodiesel production. Arce stressed that the country has considerable potential for the production of green fuels. “The natural resources, the geography we have, helps us to think about being large producers of biofuels (…) and a series of elements that will allow us to stop importing oil, diesel and gasoline and be self-sufficient,” Arce reportedly said. In September last year, Bolivia startedd the construction of the Biodiesel Plant 1, which will be located in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, which will have a capacity to produce 1,500 barrels per day (bpd). According to the report, a second biodiesel plant of 1,500 bpd and a renewable diesel plant of 9,000 bpd are also under study.

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