This information is available only to subscribers.
Start a free trial, to unlock the full potential of a subscription to BNamericas.
Already a subscriber? Please, login.

Ecodiesel Plant From Plastic and Tires Suspended

Project Stages

The development stages in the projects are displayed in the standard sequence for the industry. However, projects may be developed in a different sequence because of corporate decisions or events that push the owner to repeat stages. To access the full details of this project’s history please explore its milestones

Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental evaluation
Start: 04/2014
Completion: 12/2014
In Construction
Project Details


The US$43mn project is located within the Doña Carmen energy complex, in the municipality of La Ligua in central Chile's Valparaíso (V) and calls for the construction of two plants that will process non-recyclable plastic and tires to produce synthetic diesel. The first plant will have the capacity to process one tonne of industrial plastic waste to generate 700l of diesel, which will be used to feed two generation units of 1.6MWh each. The second plant will have the capacity to produce 1,300l of diesel for every two tonnes of tires processed. The diesel obtained will be used as fuel for four power generators of 1.5MWh each. In addition, the plants will generate 1.5MWh and 3MWh each through a Stirling thermal generator that reuses residual heat derived from the condensation of syngas to generate power. Upon approval, the construction of the plants will take up to 10 months and will have a total combined installed capacity of 14MWh, which will be connected to the country's central grid (SIC) through a 23kV transmission line linking to the Los Vilos-Nogales stretch. A tap-off substation is also under evaluation.

Only BNamericas Subscribers Can Access This Information.
Subscribe to BNamericas to gain better insight into project development and contract opportunities in Latin America.
  • Early-stage and under-development projects throughout the region
  • Project coverage focused on biggest investments in each country and sector
  • Project milestones highlighting planned and unplanned developments
  • Sales contacts within operators and contracted companies
  • Access to experienced research staff
  • Risk analysis of cost increases, scheduling conflicts and regulatory environment
Already a subscriber? Please, login

Milestones Log and News

Related Companies

Name Sector Country Relation
Locked content
Project Owners
Locked content
Dear visitor, this table includes insights that is only available for subscribers

  • * Figures and dates are as per the latest publicly available information, as well as information gathered by BNamericas reporters and analysts and are subject to change.

  • * Changes to original budget estimates are shown as the total figure available and may include interest, working capital, inflation adjustments and other contingencies in addition to capital expenditure.

  • * Amounts and overall results are shown in US dollars unless otherwise stated.

  • * BNamericas does not guarantee the sequence, accuracy, adequacy, completeness or availability of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. There are no express or implied warranties. In no event shall BNamericas, its agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns be liable for any damages of any nature in connection with BNamericas content.

Key Specs

Full Name
Ecodiesel Plant From Plastic and Tires
Project Type
Biofuels, Downstream, Onshore
Development Phase
Environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
US$ 43mn
Completion Date

The project is located within the Doña Carmen energy complex, in the municipality of La Ligua, in central Chile's Valparaíso region (V).

* The map coordinates provided represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location, of the project in question.



Locked content
Owner / operator
Locked content
Assistant Manager
Locked content
Proyect head
Locked content
Environmental Evaluation
Dear visitor, this table includes insights that is only available for subscribers