Tag: Ecuador

Petroecuador signs $95 million ethanol offtake agreement with industry for E5

Petroecuador signs $95 million ethanol offtake agreement with industry for E5

April 4, 2017 |

In Ecuador, state-owned Petroecuador signed a $95 million offtake agreement for anhydrous ethanol from domestic producers Consorcio Artesanal Cado, Producargo S.A., Codana S.A. y Soderal S.A for the commercial roll out of the Ecopaís retail fuel to be marketed in eight provinces. The fuel is a 5% ethanol blend with gasoline launched in 2010 at […]

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Ecuadorian city teams with private sector for UCO swap deal

Ecuadorian city teams with private sector for UCO swap deal

September 28, 2015 |

In Ecuador, the city of San Jose has teamed with local used oil collection company ARC to collect UCO for biodiesel production whereby the company will pay the city in kind up to the equivalent of 10 cents per liter. Collection centers will be set up in schools and city markets. Animal fat will be […]

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Ecuador pegs ethanol prices for E10 blending mandate to Platts US Gulf Coast

Ecuador pegs ethanol prices for E10 blending mandate to Platts US Gulf Coast

May 14, 2015 |

In Ecuador, the country will use the Platts US Gulf Coast ethanol pricing index plus delivery and a K factor of 18 cents per liter as it rolls out an E10 blending policy through 2018. The country is looking for nearly $1 billion to invest in sugarcane ethanol production to supply the mandate. Production to […]

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Southern Chemical may invest $40 million in methanol storage in Ecuador

Southern Chemical may invest $40 million in methanol storage in Ecuador

May 6, 2015 |

In Ecuador, Southern Chemical Corporation may invest more than $40 million to build between six and eight 5,000 ton methanol storage tanks at its LPG terminal in Monteverde-Chorrillo on the expectation that the government will add methanol blending to its existing ethanol blending. The company also believes the terminal could act as a regional hub […]

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Ecuadorian researchers looking at Antarctic algae as biodiesel feedstock

Ecuadorian researchers looking at Antarctic algae as biodiesel feedstock

January 8, 2015 |

In Ecuador, researchers at the Central University of Ecuador are studying species of algae found in Antarctic waters with the hope of someday using them to produce biofuels to power the country’s research facility at Greenwich Antarctic Island. The researchers have determined that algae that are stressed and with limited food produce more vegetable oil […]

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Ecuador to begin B5 blend in May

Ecuador to begin B5 blend in May

March 26, 2013 |

In Ecuador, the government has mandated a B5 blend beginning in May that will over time increase to B10. Local biodiesel production is predominantly from palm oil. Petroecuador expects demand to be about 5.96 million metric gallons of biodiesel monthly as a result of B5. Previously the biodiesel had been exported to countries including the […]

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Ecuador investigating oil palms as biodiesel feedstock

Ecuador investigating oil palms as biodiesel feedstock

February 3, 2012 |

In Ecuador, the national association of African oil palm producers in conjunction with the production ministry have teamed together to analyze the possibility of producing palm oil as a biodiesel feedstock. The country is the largest oil palm producers in the Americas with 160,000 metric tons of annual oil production from 231,000 planted hectares.

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Intelifuel invests $750K in waste oil biodiesel for Ecuador

Intelifuel invests $750K in waste oil biodiesel for Ecuador

[ 0 ] March 2, 2011 |

In Ecuador, Intelifuel has invested $750,000 to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil collected from nearby homes, eateries, hospitals and military units around the capital city of Quito. The city’s atmospheric pressure will separate the oil from the water, instead of using chemical substances. The project is meant to come online in March. More on […]

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