LA PAZ, Bolivia. – In order to strengthen energy security, the Bolivian government announced the beginning of the production of anhydrous alcohol in Guabira sugar mill to produce bioethanol as fuel.
The Minister of Hydrocarbons, Luis Sanchez, declared that the project will be released by President Evo Morales in the coming days, and it will benefit more than 1500 sugarcane farmers, who will receive a better price for the liter of export alcohol and the destined to bioethanol.
According to the Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons, food security is not at risk because it will generate 500,000 quintals more sugar than last year, a solid basis for concretizing the production of 70000 liters of bioethanol per day.
The president of the Bolivian sugar mill, Mariano Aguilera, announced he is planning a trip to Brazil to analyze the acquisition of new equipment with greater capacity.