Bio-diesel production starts in El Salvador
In April the pilot plant, donated by Colombia, was inaugurated. It will have the capacity to produce 10 thousand liters of bio-diesel per day.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Elsalvador.com reports on its website: "The pilot plant, which was installed in October 2008 at the National Center for Agriculture and Forestry Technology (Centa), will have the capacity to produce 10 thousand liters of bio-diesel per day, on a 10 hour shift, from palm and fig oils and even from recycled oils. However they are still awaiting an oil extraction modules."
Existing companies have the infrastructure to produce 40 thousand gallons, which is equal to 6% of the total national demand for fuel.
With the goal of strengthening and promoting cooperation under the MesoAmerican Biofuel Project framework, which in turn is part of the Puebla to Panama Plan, Colombia's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry last September signed a memorandum of understanding on technical cooperation in biofuels with El Salvador .
Odin Energy Corporation announced its intention of importing bio-diesel B5 from Colombia and re-exporting it to other countries from Panama.
Sustainable Power Corp. acquired 1000 acres of land close to Guatemala City where they will built a biomass reactor and bio-fuel plant.
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