On November 1, 2022, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Germany Mr. Omurbek Tekebaev visited the GBF German Biofuels GmbH company
The Embassy continues to study the possibilities of reducing the dependence of the Kyrgyz Republic on the import of fuels.
For this purpose, on November 1, 2022, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Germany Mr. Omurbek Tekebaev visited the GBF German Biofuels GmbH company, whose activities are focused on the production of environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel made from rapeseed and used vegetable oils. The annual production capacity of the company is more than 300,000 tons of high-quality biodiesel. In addition, the company annually produces about 60,000 tons of high-quality rapeseed feed obtained by hot pressing rapeseed seeds.
During the meeting with the company's CEO Mr. Bengt Korupp, Ambassador Mr. Omurbek Tekebaev noted that reducing dependence on imported fuels, as well as reducing emissions into the atmosphere, is one of the main directions of state policy.
The Kyrgyz Republic annually imports about 500 thousand tons of gasoline and about 500 thousand tons of diesel fuel, and the funds paid for it by Kyrgyz people completely go to foreign countries.
For Kyrgyzstan, Germany's experience in adding biodiesel to conventional diesel fuel is important, which contributes to reducing the import of fuels, supporting farmers in Kyrgyzstan who will grow products for biodiesel, as well as reducing harmful emissions into the atmosphere when burning diesel fuel.
Ambassador Mr.Omurbek Tekebaev stressed that the organization of biodiesel production in Kyrgyzstan will support farmers and guarantee the sale of grown products.
Earlier, in order to study the German experience of adding bioethanol to gasoline, Ambassador Mr. Omurbek Tekebaev met with the leadership of the German Association for the Production of Bioethanol.
Thus, in Kyrgyzstan, it is possible to produce bioethanol and biodiesel from agricultural products, including potatoes and rapeseed, which can be added to gasoline and diesel by 10-20%. At the same time, Kyrgyzstan will buy 10-20% less gasoline and diesel from abroad, and the savings in the amount of 8-10 billion Kyrgyz som can be an annual support for farmers in Kyrgyzstan, as well as real steps to combat poverty in rural areas.