"Optimal" Conditions for Ethanol Production

An OAS feasibility study concluded that El Salvador has what it takes for developing an ethanol industry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The feasibility study for ethanol production analyzed climate conditions, soil and historic biofuel production.

"We found out that conditions are more than optimal for developing bioenergy" stated Francisco Burgos, an expert from the Organization of American States (OAS), whose opinion was published in an article in Elsalvador.com.

From a legal point of view, the country does not have laws regulating production and commercialization of ethanol. "There is only a draft in the Technical Secretary and a similar one in the Legislative Assembly".

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El Salvador: Study on Ethanol Production

July 2009

The results of a study on the country’s biofuel production possibilities will be presented tomorrow.

The research required an investment of $4 million, and was carried out by Arkel Sugar, Inc. (Arkel), Delta-T Corporation (Delta-T), Energy and Security Group (ESG) and Hart Energy Consulting.

Bio-fuel Crop Areas in Guatemala

December 2010

According to a study by the OAS, the country has at least one million hectares suitable for cultivation of bio-fuel.

The report was commissioned by the Organization of American States (OAS) to the firm Hart Energy and was delivered this week the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM).

Guatemala begins Pilot Biofuel Plan

August 2014

The tests to be carried out over six months in 20 vehicles consist of mixing from 1% to 10% ethanol with different gasolines used in the country.

The pilot plan to be implemented by the Guatemalan government has the support of the Organization of American States and aims to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the country.

Guatemala: Proposal for Ethanol for Use in Cars

July 2012

Every year 65 million gallons of ethanol is produced and exported in its entirety because the country lacks standards for blending it into the gasoline used by vehicles.

An article in Siglo21.com reports that "The Organization of American States (OAS), Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) and the Renewable Fuels Association (ACR) have proposed a national program to promote the development of biofuels" for Guatemala.

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