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

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

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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.

And this seems to be confirmed by a study, carried out in conjunction with Dutch Service for Cooperation, that defines a business model for the profitable production and commercialization of bio-diesel in El Salvador.

Of all the advantages of the sector Lindo highlighted three: "Firstly, it is an inclusive model, that is, it allows a large number of producers of resources in short supply in the value chain to be included. Secondly, it does not compete with the food chain and, thirdly, we are convinced that become a new development pole for El Salvador.

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$2 Million for Biodiesel Plant in Panama

September 2010

The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) will build a biodiesel plant in Buena Vista, Colon Province.

The start of construction is scheduled for the first quarter of next year and has a projected production of about 10 thousand liters of biodiesel.

According to Prensa.com "the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, leader in agricultural research in Brazil, will provide MIDA technical assistance in implementing the plant."

Bio-diesel production starts in El Salvador

February 2009

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.

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."

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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