Peru to boost ethanol output to 800,000 litres a day in Q4 2011
Jul 15, 2011 - Peru will boost its ethanol production to 800,000 litres (211,000 gallons) a day in the last quarter of 2011, compared to 350,000 litres a day now, local association Sociedad Nacional de Industrias (SNI) said yesterday.
This will be possible with the launch of small ethanol plants if the interested firms implement their planned investments, SIN's biofuel president, Ari Loebl said. Peru will thus ensure the supply for its Gasohol blend, a petrol (gasoline) mixture containing 7.8% of ethanol, while a surplus of ethanol will be exported.
In all cases, Peru will be able to produce 650,000 litres a day at the end of 2011, enough for the domestic demand, Loebl stressed.
The sale of Gasohol is obligatory in the Lima region and Callao province as of today. Until now, Gasohol has been sold only in the regions of Piura, Lambayeque, Tumbes, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash, Huanuco, Pasco and Junin.
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