Spanish Energy Investors Interested in El Salvador

Spanish companies have identified El Salvador to have attractive sectors for investment, such as energy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some of the niches with great potential are renewable energy and recycling, said Julio Salcedo, president of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador (CAMAC). He also pointed out sectors like pharmaceuticals, agro food industry and skin care.

Maria José Saavedra includes comments from the executive on his article for, "there is potential to invest in the areas of environment, water and waste processing as well as renewable energy. These are areas that have possibilities, because the country is underdeveloped and Spain has been one of three or four countries in the world pioneering these fields."

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The Recycling Industry in Guatemala

August 2012

In the first seven months of the year a total of four thousand metric tons have been exported.

During the opening of the Recycling ExpoConferencia, Ernesto Gil, industry representative noted that currently there are a hundred and fifty registered companies in the country who carry out the tasks of collecting, sorting, packaging and shipping recycled material abroad.

El Salvador: Renewable Energy Projects

June 2011

As part of a plan to diversify the energy matrix, the regulatory body will invest $400 million in renewable energy projects.

The Hydroelectric Executive Commission of the Río Lempa (CEL), will invest in six projects, within which are wind, solar and photovoltaic power generation. The projects are listed in the government's energy policy.

Renewable Energy Potential in the Region

May 2011

Enel Green Power says there is room to diversify sources of energy in Central America .

Representatives of the company, which has presence in Brazil, Mexico and Chile, have shown interested in developing geothermal projects in Guatemala, where they are diversifying the development of energy sources.

Recycling is Up and Coming in Central America

November 2010

The recycling industry grows in the region as a way to save costs, create jobs and protect the environment.

"Nicaragua has exported until October of this year about 40 million Dollars in recyclable material, primarily iron, while in 2009 it exported 24 million Dollars," stated as evidence of the sector´s growth Carlos Marin, president of the Recycling Association of that country.

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