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 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."

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El Salvador can produce 40 thousand gallons of bio-diesel per day

August 2008

Existing companies have the infrastructure to produce 40 thousand gallons, which is equal to 6% of the total national demand for fuel.

The production of bio-diesel in the country is a "win-win" project, the executive director of the Salvadoran Business Council for Sustainable Development, Luis López Lindo, said.

Colombian Agriculture Ministry to build a biodiesel plant in El Salvador

April 2008

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 .

To carry out the project, the ministry delivered to the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (Corpoica) two billion pesos to get the project started.

Panama: Odin Energy To Import Bio-diesel

May 2010

Odin Energy Corporation announced its intention of importing bio-diesel B5 from Colombia and re-exporting it to other countries from Panama.

The company, listed at the Panamanian Stock Exchange, is building a $20 million bio-diesel mixing facility in Colombia, which should be ready by the end of 2010.

American companies to produce bio-fuels and energy in Guatemala

August 2008

Sustainable Power Corp. acquired 1000 acres of land close to Guatemala City where they will built a biomass reactor and bio-fuel plant.

The release states that the agreement includes the construction of factory close to Guatemala City that will be used for testing and to start the production of bio-fuels. SSTP, a subsidiary, will spend $4 million to start operations.

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