martes, 1 de marzo de 2011

Argentina: Development of biodiesel than bioethanol advancement

Since 2008, Argentina is carrying out the national biofuels through the production of biodiesel and bioethanol, with developments dissimilar from each of these alternatives. In three years, biodiesel has steadily increased in volume, while bioethanol, which began production in 2009, advancing moderately. This follows a report on developments in the biofuel market in Argentina, which released yesterday by INDEC.

Biodiesel is produced through processing of soybeans, while bioethanol is obtained from sugar cane, but for this season were fitted two companies that produced from corn. The government raised last July to cut 7% biodiesel and 10% intended to take. In the case of ethanol production is barely enough to cover 2.5% of gasoline consumption, but estimates of up to 5% by the end of the year. One feature that highlights the report is that the product Indec soy mostly sold abroad, although in the last year there was an increase in the sale of biodiesel to the domestic market.

In contrast, ethanol is used for the domestic market. In 2008, Argentina biodiesel were 712,066, of which 274 tonnes were sold in the domestic market and 687,645 tons were shipped abroad. The following year, was produced 1.17 million tonnes of biodiesel, it exported 1.15 million tons and 499 tons were exported.

In 2010, there was 1.8 million tonnes, 508,275 tonnes were sold to the domestic market and exported 1.3 million tonnes of biodiesel. Much more modest, bioethanol production reached 18,439 tons in 2009, of which 2,109 tons were sold to the domestic market. In 2010, the values were located in 96,034 tons of production and 93,140 tonnes sold in the local market

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