Paraguay: Biofuels Annual

Commodities

Paraguayan ethanol production is forecast to reach a record 215 million liters in 2016. This is a result of expected larger sales of gasoline as the local economy continues to expand. In 2015, the Paraguayan Congress passed a law under which sugarcane is required to be the primary feedstock used for ethanol. Once ethanol from sugarcane is no longer available, ethanol from other feedstocks can be used. The biodiesel local industry continues to face problems of commercialization and quality. Both biodiesel production and consumption for 2016 are forecast at 12 million liters, representing roughly a 0.8 percent blend rate, lower than the 1 percent official mandate. 

Paraguay: Biofuels Annual