Tag: Colombia

DiviGas, Neste, Toyota, Ballard, COP26 pledges, PNNL, NREL, others are hot on hydrogen

DiviGas, Neste, Toyota, Ballard, COP26 pledges, PNNL, NREL, others are hot on hydrogen

November 21, 2021 |

It’s been a hot week for hydrogen with DiviGas securing $3.6 million in seed funding for the commercialization of a new next-generation polymeric hydrogen separation membrane that is a filter at a molecular level that purifies hydrogen and helps capture the associated CO2. The disruptive membrane will help reduce emissions by >1000 Million Tons of […]

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Colombian inventor creates biodegradable face masks that germinate

Colombian inventor creates biodegradable face masks that germinate

June 14, 2021 |

In Colombia, entrepreneur Héctor Mauricio Páez has developed biodegradable face masks made of cellulose paper with embedded seeds.  Dubbed GreenGace, the mask can be planted instead of discarded. The mask itself breaks down in 1-2 months and the seed inside will germinate. The nature of the seeds contained in the masks was not specified.   […]

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Colombia boosting biodiesel blending to 12%

Colombia boosting biodiesel blending to 12%

April 14, 2021 |

In Colombia, while Brazil has reduced its biodiesel blend to 10% from 12%, RCN Radio announced Colombia’s government has increased its blend to 12% from 10%. Many parts of the country will see the higher blend as of April while Amazonas, Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Chocó , Nariño and Putumayo will […]

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Student establishes vegan leather startup in Columbia

Student establishes vegan leather startup in Columbia

January 18, 2021 |

In Colombia, Oxford University student Gabriel Moreno has developed a vegan leather using fibers from the fique plant that helps create a revenue stream for local rural farmers.   Inspired by his father’s environmental consciousness, Moreno founded Fiquetex to commercialize the biodegradable material.  “When we saw research predicting that there will be more plastic bags than […]

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Colombia reforming fuel pricing, increasing biodiesel blends in 2021

Colombia reforming fuel pricing, increasing biodiesel blends in 2021

November 29, 2020 |

In Colombia, Argus Media reports that at a recent oil chamber annual summit, former mines and energy minister German Arce pointed out the “huge price disparity” between diesel and biodiesel, “one with guaranteed supply and the other with no guarantee” and noted the country’s biodiesel blend mandate will rise to 12pc from 10pc in Q1 […]

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From plate to plant: Colombian company sells pineapple-growing tableware

From plate to plant: Colombian company sells pineapple-growing tableware

November 16, 2020 |

In Colombia, a disposable tableware company is creating life out of waste by selling plantable plates with embedded seeds.  More specifically, Lifepack is producing plates made from pineapple waste that can be added to soil and grow into pineapple plants.  “We are using agricultural residues that people were just throwing away, and we are transforming […]

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Colombian palm oil production seen up 10% on year

Colombian palm oil production seen up 10% on year

September 2, 2020 |

In Colombia, Reuters reports palm oil production will jump 10% this year to 1.65 million metric tons thanks to a larger work force and more trees to harvest. Last year’s production fell 9% against the year prior but production was already up 8% this year through June, giving hope for continued increase. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Colombia and Argentina see Latin America and Caribbean as potential biodiesel markets

Colombia and Argentina see Latin America and Caribbean as potential biodiesel markets

August 25, 2020 |

In Argentina, Clarin newspaper reports that the heads of the palm, soy and biodiesel producers’ associations in Colombia and Argentina believe Latin America and the Caribbean provide attractive market opportunities for their respective biodiesel sectors. But in order to make those markets viable for exports, there are many policies regarding land, taxes and employment that […]

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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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