GuySuCo begins formal testing of bio-ethanol in vehicles

The Guyana Sugar Corpo-ration (GuySuCo) last week formally began the testing of its bio-ethanol E-10 fuel in vehicles with the expectation that by the end of this year, about 25 vehicles would routinely be utilising the fuel.

With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through a technical cooperation project, ‘Expanding bio-energy opportunities in Guyana,’ in August last year a bio-ethanol demonstration plant was opened at GuySuCo’s Albion estate with the objectives of demonstrating production of fuel grade ethanol from the estates’ available feed stock, increasing the mass of trained personnel in the area of bio-fuel through training and research, and demonstrating the utilisation of bio-ethanol fuel.

The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that on Friday, the bio-ethanol E-10 fuel produced at the Albion estate was formally launched for trial run in a number of vehicles, with the expectation that before the end of 2014, approximately 25 vehicles would be routinely utilising the fuel. Moreover, for the future, the aim would be the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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