South Zone – Issue 52

++carlosavendano++ Biodiesel plant in Chiapas Port will buy product from farmers

Cacahoatan Chiapas,- The Biofuel Commission from the State Congress, headed by Representative Carlos Avendaño Nagaya, promoted among mayors from several municipalities in Mexico’s southern border the growth of pine nuts as biofuel raw material, especially to be planted in land abandoned by farmers or cattle raisers.

He explained that pine nut is a productive reconversion alternative due to the growing demand for fuel both in Mexico and throughout the world. Pine nuts also have biofuel ecological advantages, such as reducing polluting gas emissions.

“Studies made confirm that in Chiapas there is potential for 900,000 hectares, 280,000 of which are considered to have high potential, according to the Mexican Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Cattle Research (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP)). Therefore, through the Biofuel and Productive Reconversion Program implemented by Governor Juan Sabines Guerrero, work is being done to increase production in these plantations, which work at a first instance to restore eroded soil”, he further said.