Tag: Colombia

Colombian palm oil producers begins exports to Europe

Colombian palm oil producers begins exports to Europe

June 15, 2020 |

In Colombia, Manuelita Aceites y Energía, a subsidiary of Manuelita, started exporting palm oil-based biodiesel to Europe. Manuelita has the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certifications for palm oil and the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) for biofuels, which guarantee compliance with international standards for social and environmental sustainability, including the directive on […]

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US ethanol industry slams Colombia’s move to impose import duties

US ethanol industry slams Colombia’s move to impose import duties

May 13, 2020 |

In Washington, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MINCIT) last weekend announced it will impose duties of $0.1997/gallon on U.S. ethanol exports to Colombia. The following is a joint statement from leadership of the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy. “While we have cooperated fully with investigating authorities in Colombia […]

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ITOCHU teams with euglena on pilot plant in Colombia

ITOCHU teams with euglena on pilot plant in Colombia

December 16, 2019 |

In Japan, ITOCHU announced it has decided to conduct an overseas demonstration project in collaboration with euglena Co., Ltd. to culture euglena for animal feed and biofuel in Colombia, and has concluded a cooperative agreement with the partner company. This project is in addition to the project in Indonesia as announced on June 19, 2019. […]

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Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

Colombia joins Malaysia and Indonesia on crusade to save palm oil from EU discrimination

April 10, 2019 |

In Belgium, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that Colombia has officially joined Malaysia and Indonesia in calling for the European Union to drop its discriminatory treatment of palm oil for biodiesel production. About 95% of the world’s palm oil is produced by the three countries. The countries claim that the ILUC risk policy under […]

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Malaysia teaming with Indonesia and Colombia to battle French palm oil ban

Malaysia teaming with Indonesia and Colombia to battle French palm oil ban

December 25, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Bernama news agency reports that in response to France’s ban on palm oil as a feedstock for biofuels from 2020, the country is gathering Indonesia and Colombia in February to discuss how to tackle the reduced palm oil demand that will result from the French Parliament’s policy shift. The primary industries minister believes […]

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Colombian ethanol production pressured by cheap US ethanol imports

Colombian ethanol production pressured by cheap US ethanol imports

December 20, 2018 |

In Colombia, Platts reports that cheap ethanol imports from the US have seriously weighed on the domestic industry’s ability to compete, producing nearly 342 million liters this year through October. Although production was more than 10% higher than the same period last year, production still remains well below installed production capacity. Ethanol production between January […]

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Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Colombia represents a burgeoning market for U.S. ethanol, with the Colombian government increasing the national blend mandate to E10 in March 2018. Colombia has a growing domestic ethanol industry, producing sugar-based ethanol. U.S. ethanol enters Colombia duty free per the terms of the U.S.–Colombia trade agreement, but the […]

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Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

Brazilian and Colombian researchers say sugarcane energy could provide $35 billion to Latin America over 10 years

April 19, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian and Colombian researchers have determined that expanding sugarcane ethanol production throughout Latin America could not only reduce fossil fuel imports but also provide green electricity through co-generation from bagasse providing economic benefits and savings of $35 billion over 10 years. With current molasses supplies, the researchers say Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba could […]

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Colombia boosts biofuel blending mandates to 10% as of March 1

Colombia boosts biofuel blending mandates to 10% as of March 1

March 14, 2018 |

In Colombia, as of March 1, the ethanol and biodiesel blending mandates have risen to 10% nationwide in an attempt to reduce air pollution, except in three regions that continue to suffer from smuggling across the border with Venezuela. Previously, the nationwide ethanol-blending mandate was 6% except for Antioquia department that was 8% while biodiesel […]

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Colombian researchers receive US patent for cheaper, faster biodiesel process

Colombian researchers receive US patent for cheaper, faster biodiesel process

January 2, 2018 |

In Colombia, researchers at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia have designed and received a US patent for a process to produce biodiesel using fewer steps and less equipment creating cheaper, faster production. It uses a tube reactor that requires no physical mixing of vegetable oils with alcohols allowing the fuel to be produced and glycerin […]

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