Argentina’s bioethanol production falls 4.4% in January

4 Apr 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas

Argentina produced 80,632 cubic metres of bioethanol in January, down 3,713 cu m or 4.4% versus the equivalent month in 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Energy.

Corn-based bioethanol production totalled 30,189 cu m, down from 37,794 cu m in January 2017, while production of sugarcane-based bioethanol was 50,443 cu m in the first month of the year, up from 46,551 cu m in the year-ago period.

The province with the highest bioethanol production in January was Cordoba, with 35,372 cu m, followed by Tucuman, with 21,114 cu m and San Luis, with 9,088 cu m.

Top bioethanol producers during January included ACA Bio Cooperativa (14,634 cu m), Promaiz S.A (14,373 cu m), Compañia Bioenergetica La Florida (11,392 cu m) and Diaser (9,088 cu m).

For full year 2017, total bioethanol production totalled 1.10 million cu m, up compared with the 889,944 cu m in 2016, according to official statistics.

Corn-based bioethanol accounted for approximately 51% of total production in 2017.