$75 million for alcohol factory in Guatemala

The Alcohol and Rum Distillery (DARSA) increased its production capacity with the purchase and acquisition of the Tulula Factory, in Retalhuleu.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Erick Aragon, general manager of the company, commented during the inauguration that the investment will allow the plant to increase its production from 40 to 90 million liters per year, for the various types of alcohol.

Aragon said that the new installations at the agro-industrial complex are the result of capital investments that is 100%...

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Illegal Alcohol in El Salvador

May 2015

The value of illegal sales of about 32,000 hectoliters of pure alcohol in the country each year is estimated at $54 million.

Growth in the volume traded on the illicit market has been increasing, with the exception of the period between 2012 and 2013, when it went down by 3.7% due to "... greater government control on ethanol, specifically in control of pharmacy alcohol and counterfeit or adulterated alcohol. "

Growing Demand in Europe for Costa Rican Liquor

November 2013

In the last four years exports of distilled spirits and ethyl alcohol to Europe have tripled.

Improvements in both the quality and productivity have allowed Costa Rican companies to increase their presence not only in America but also in Europe.

Elfinancierocr.com reports: "Interestingly, on the website of Economics Trading Indicators - used as a reference by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) - it states that the international prices of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) decreased 16.6 % in the last 12 months " . This means that despite the drop in prices, Costa Rican exports increased.

Panama: Investment in Methyl Alcohol

August 2011

The Spanish company Lysply SA has announced the construction of a factory in Parita which will produce methyl alcohol based on solar energy.

The production plant will be built in an area of 50 hectares in the area of Los Grullos, district of Parita.

According to an article in Prensa.com: "The technology they will use is based on the concentration of solar energy collected by solar trackers which transfer the radiation energy into water vapor.

Spanish Company Buys Panamanian Alcohol

June 2009

The company Bardinet will buy "drinkable alcohol" from five sugar refineries for the production of its rum brands, Negrita, Pujol, and Negus.

To comply with the purchasing agreement for 8 million gallons, the sugar refineries Santa Rosa, Ofelina, La Victoria, and Central Azucarera de Alanje will join production.

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