Biodiesel market share in Ecuador: Current situation and perspectives

Cristina E. Almeida-Naranjo, Edwin Jácome, Rafael Soria

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The current situation and the prospects for an increase in the biodiesel market share in Ecuador were analyzed. The substitution of up to 15% of diesel (4.88 million barrels) would be possible using the surplus of African palm oil and the pinion crop expansion (1000 times). This would decrease the emitted CO2 (611,303 tons/year). Despite in Ecuador the biodiesel cost is 53% higher than diesel cost, the social and economic co-benefits at the pinion producer level must also be considered. To reduce the pinion oil costs, it is necessary to improve its performance (use sophisticated technologies). The use of other raw materials (e.g. lignocellulosic waste) could be another alternative.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)202-209
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónMaterials Today: Proceedings
EstadoPublicada - 2022
Evento1st International Virtual Conference on Mechanical Engineering Trends, MET 2021 - Virtual, Online, Ecuador
Duración: 24 mar. 202126 mar. 2021


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