Development of Bio-fuel plan moves ahead in El Salvador

The United States Government made the announcement to the companies that carried out feasibility studies.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Via tender, Arkel Sugar and Delta-T corporations will be in charge of evaluating the technical aspects of producing and storing ethanol, as well as the possibility of selling electricity to the network. Meanwhile, Energy Secure will take on the logistical aspects, production costs, environmental impact and promoting internal commercialization. All the studies are to be delivered in six months.

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