Copec, Ineratec partner to develop 3.5k tons PtL plant in Chile


Chile’s leading fuel distribution company Copec announced that it has signed an agreement with German e-fuel technology developer Ineratec to develop a 3,500 tons power-to-liquid (PtL) to produce e-fuels in Chile.

“Our collaboration with Copec is a pivotal step in scaling up the production and availability of e-fuels globally. Copec’s infrastructure and market reach in Chile provide a robust foundation for this initiative,” said Tim Boeltken, CEO, Ineratec.

The company has also signed strategic partnerships with petroleum company Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP) and construction firm Ferrostaal Chile to bolster the value chain from production to distribution.

This integrated approach ensures a sustainable and scalable model for project development.

“At Copec, we are continuously innovating and seeking sustainable fuel solutions to enhance mobility for individuals, provide energy for key industries, and address the challenges of climate change. Our partnership with INERATEC exemplifies this effort, and we look forward to progressing further with this significant project,” added Arturo Natho, CEO, Copec.

Intratec along with the German Agency of cooperation (GIZ) recently announced the potential and results of developing PtL production plants in Chile. They identified ten potential viable sites for establishing cutting-edge e-fuel plants.

Earlier in November last year, the company successfully produced drop-in capable synthetic at a PtL plant in accordance with the ASTM 7566 requirements.