Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Guanacaste Gears Up for Bioethanol

November 25, 2005

SIXTY-four gas stations in the northwestern province of Guanacaste and in the country’s central Pacific region will start distributing a gasoline mixture containing a small percentage of bioethanol as part of a revolutionary program set in motion by the National Biofuels Commission, according to Sergio Musmanni, executive director of the National Cleaner Production Center of Costa Rica, a nonprofit organization financed by the United Nations.Through this initiative, a pilot program scheduled to begin this month, gasoline will contain between 5-7% bioethanol, according to the National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) press office.Most countries that include bioethanol mixtures in fuel use up to 7.5% bioethanol in their gasoline, but no more than 10%, the maximum amount of this substance that vehicles accept, Musmanni said.

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: The aquatic lives of sloths
Sloth Sundays
1751 views
Sloth Sundays
1751 views

Slothy Sunday: The aquatic lives of sloths

The Tico Times - September 20, 2020

Did you know that sloths are excellent swimmers? They instinctively know how to swim once they hit the water. This ability…

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October
Costa Rica
5563 views
Costa Rica
5563 views

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

The Immigration Administration on Friday said its main and regional offices will remain closed until October due to the coronavirus…

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend
Pic of the Day
784 views
Pic of the Day
784 views

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

Happy weekend from all of us at The Tico Times! [caption id="attachment_62085" align="aligncenter" width="740"] (Courtesy of Brian Kubicki)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_111342"…