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Ecopetrol S.A., through the Colombian Petroleum Institute,

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Última actualización 27 nov. 2014
 

       Ecopetrol S.A., through the Colombian Petroleum Institute, conducts research projects to identify, adapt  and/or develop new technologies and business opportunities for biofuels. 

       In recent years, work has been done on advanced biofuels research lines through analysis and         experiments in-house or in conjunction with other companies, educational institutions and research centers, nationally   and internationally. Among others, technologies and processes have been studied that are associated with the production of renewable diesel, biojet, lignocellulosic ethanol, algae oil and other alternative raw materials such as jatropha and sweet sorghum. 




In June 2012, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of Colombia awarded Ecopetrol the patent for the following technology: "Process for production of diesel from vegetable oils or animal fats through hydrotreatment with reduced residence times and products obtained therefrom," developed in the laboratories of the Colombian Petroleum Institute.