Tag: Bolivia

Desmet Ballestra to design YPFB’s biodiesel and HVO plants

Desmet Ballestra to design YPFB’s biodiesel and HVO plants

September 12, 2022 |

In Bolivia, the Biodiesel-1 Plant will be built with advanced technology equipment that will be manufactured in Europe, Asia, Brazil and other countries in order to reduce imports and subsidies for diesel. The delivery of the Order to Proceed, between representatives of YPFB Refining and the Desmet Ballestra company, will make the implementation of the […]

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Bolivia further developing palm oil for biodiesel and HVO production

Bolivia further developing palm oil for biodiesel and HVO production

July 28, 2022 |

In Bolivia, Eju reports President Arce announced on Saturday that the Bolivian Fiscal Petroleum Deposits (YPFB), companies dedicated to oil production and the Ministry of Rural Development undertook the production of African palm in various regions of the country to use it as a raw material in the production of biodiesel. He also announced that […]

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Bolivian oil company awards construction of $387.5M  biodiesel plant to its subsidiary

Bolivian oil company awards construction of $387.5M  biodiesel plant to its subsidiary

May 5, 2022 |

In Bolivia, El Deber reports that despite a series of complaints and observations, Bolivian Fiscal Oilfields (YPFB)’s biodiesel project will start. On Wednesday, the president of YPFB announced the construction of this plant and said that “in the next few days” the state company will carry out groundbreaking. The investment will be $387.5 million, according […]

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RPFB to boost ethanol purchases from Bolivian sugarcane mills

RPFB to boost ethanol purchases from Bolivian sugarcane mills

July 12, 2021 |

In Bolivia, Yacimientos Petrolifos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will gradually maximize the volumes of ethanol purchases from mills that receive raw material from the sugarcane sector, YPFB President Wilson Zelaya reported at a press conference after a meeting with representatives of the sugarcane producers. Owners of the sugar mills, Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energies (MHE) and […]

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Bolivia to invest $250M in renewable diesel facility

Bolivia to invest $250M in renewable diesel facility

March 4, 2021 |

In Bolivia, the EFE news agency reports the government will invest $250 million to produce 3 million barrels per year of renewable diesel from waste fats, animal fats and vegetable oil at its Guillermo Elder Bell refinery. The facility will require upwards of 450,000 metric tons of feedstock annually. Danish, French and US businesses contributed […]

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Bolivia to invest $279M in biodiesel production for domestic consumption

Bolivia to invest $279M in biodiesel production for domestic consumption

January 26, 2021 |

In Bolivia, Mercopress reports the government has decided to revitalize its petrochemical industry by converting some of it to biodiesel production instead. The first conversion will be $279 million investment at one of its state-owned oil refineries, producing 12,000 barrels per day of waste-based and soy-based biodiesel from 2024 for domestic consumption. Currently the country […]

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Bolivia looks to boost biofuel production and reduce fossil fuel imports

Bolivia looks to boost biofuel production and reduce fossil fuel imports

December 29, 2020 |

In Bolivia, Prensa Latina reports state-owned Yacimiento Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos will be leading the country’s push to produce biofuels as part of the government’s strategy to reduce FX expenditure on fossil fuel imports. Part of the president’s campaign for office included reducing fuel imports by 60% which will require significant investments in biofuel production. Used […]

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Bolivian ag sector ready to team with YPFB on biodiesel

Bolivian ag sector ready to team with YPFB on biodiesel

August 22, 2019 |

In Bolivia, local press reports that the national oilseed and wheat producers’ association together with the Eastern agricultural chamber of commerce and Gravetal Bolivia have announced they’re willing to co-invest in biodiesel production with Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB). The national oil minister said those companies along with others have indicated interest in developing a […]

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Bolivia ready to introduce E12 following $41 million in ethanol storage and blending infrastructure

Bolivia ready to introduce E12 following $41 million in ethanol storage and blending infrastructure

April 22, 2019 |

In Bolivia, Prensa Latina reports that the national oil company has completed its $41 million investment in ethanol storage tanks and blending infrastructure that will allow the country to begin filling up on E12 this year. The mandate requires about 150 million liters of ethanol annually for the blend that will be sourced from Aguai, […]

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Bolivia gives green light and $2 billion support for GM soy to produce biodiesel

Bolivia gives green light and $2 billion support for GM soy to produce biodiesel

March 21, 2019 |

In Bolivia, Spain’s EFE news agency reports that the government has deregulated the use of GM soy on 250,000 acres as well as $2 billion funding for funding and infrastructure so farmers may grow feedstock in the Santa Cruz region as feedstock for biodiesel production. Droughts and floods have caused more than $168 million in […]

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