La Paz, Nov 8. -The 10th International Gas and Energy Forum, FIGAS 2018, began on Thursday until November 10th in the Bolivian city of Tarija, with the presence of experts from 17 countries.
The specialized forum will be attended by national and foreign experts in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, generation and transmission of electricity, and renewable energies.
Sources from the event pointed out that the 4th workshop on seismic and exploratory data processing for hydrocarbons will take place this year as well.
FIGAS is a specialized dialogue platform founded in 2009 in which representatives of public and private institutions and companies, academics and professionals from several sectors of the industry participate in constant interaction and generation of ideas and proposals.
The meeting aims to contribute to the continuous improvement of energy policies, best practices and business development in the hydrocarbon and energy industry in Bolivia and Latin America.
This edition will be attended by specialists from Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, United States, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, Uruguay, Panama, Paraguay, and Bolivia, among other countries.
On this occasion, the central topic will be ethanol, a new biofuel that ventures into the Bolivian market.
The Brazilian biofuels expert Miguel Dabdoub and the president of the Federation of Private Employers of Santa Cruz, Luis Barbery, will make a presentation on the subject, as well as a specialist from Siemens Brasil.
On November 1st, Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated the commercialization of Super Ethanol 92 gasoline during an event at the refinery belonging to Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos in the department of Santa Cruz.
The new fuel is composed of 88 percent of fossil-based gasoline and 12 percent of anhydrous alcohol and is part of the diversification of products provided by the hydrocarbon sector to all Bolivians to boost energy sovereignty and security.
Morales pointed out that the use of anhydrous ethanol will supply the domestic market with higher quality fuels, which generate an environmental benefit. (Taken from Prensa Latina)(Photo: taken from Cubadebate)