Colombia, Mexico to launch joint USD 3.6m biodiesel plant in Jan 2011 - report
(ADPnews) - Nov 18, 2010 - Colombia's agricultural research institute CORPOICA and Mexico's southern Chiapas state will launch a USD 3.6 million (EUR 2.7m) biodiesel plant in Chiapas in January 2011, Colombian daily La Republica reported on Tuesday.
The plant will be able to produce 38,000 litres (10,040 gallons) of biodiesel per day from jatropha and African palm.
CORPOICA designed the plant as part of an agreement between Colombia's agricultural ministry and Central American countries for the development of technology for this sector.
The plant is financed by Mexico's forest and agriculture research centre Inifap and Chiapas' government.
CORPOICA has previously participated in the construction of two biodiesel plants in El Salvador and Honduras, each able of producing 10,000 litres per day.
(USD 1= EUR 0.740)