Ethnergy Interested in Panamanian Ethanol Plant

The company presented the Industry Ministry a project for building an ethanol plant.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dubbed "Panama Ethanol Project", the project by Ethnergy International Inc intends to explore and develop an ethanol-based biofuel production facility in the country.

Peter G. Smith, company spokesperson, remarked the importance of ethanol "as an alternative to replace hydrocarbon products derived from petroleum", reports newspaper Pa-digital.com.pa.



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