Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Argentina Biofuel

"In Argentina, the federal government increased the export tax on soybeans, soy products and corn, but exempted biofuels from tax increases. This move is expected to spur exports of Argentine biodiesel and ethanol to the EU and the US. The province of Santa Fe, which hosts most of the major biodiesel plants, has additional incentives in place." Writes Biofuels Digest - The Daily Source for Biofuel News.
Argentina is expected to produce 428 million gallons of biodiesel in 2008, as much as four times 2007 production.
Renova, Vicentin SAIC, Glencore, Aceitera General Deheza, Bunge and Repsol are among companies working in joint ventures that will construct four new biodiesel plants with over $135 million in invested capital.

Argentina has a 5 percent biofuel mandate in place for 2010. The country also produces more than 50 Mgy of ethanol from sugarcane and corn.
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