Biomass in Argentina

In 2008, Argentina produced a total of 27 023 TJ of energy from soya biomass and 4 995 TJ from sugar cane material.

For soya, the biodiesel production capacity was 1 361 020 tonnes per year and the actual production was 712 066 tonnes. The biodiesel yield was 38.02 GJ/tonne. The potential energy production, based on the installed capacity, was 51,746 TJ per year.

For sugar cane, the ethanol production was 186 300 tonnes and the yield was 26.81 GJ/tonne.

During 2008, 680 353 tonnes of biodiesel were also exported, the majority to the Netherlands and the USA.