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Details of Panama biofuels dispute emerge

A Biogas plant producing biogas from agricultural waste in rural Germany/shutterstock.com/mitry Naumov

An Italian-owned company is seeking more than US$100 million in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama over what it calls a “multi-pronged blitzkrieg” against its biofuel operations, including regulatory changes and allegations of environmental pollution. By Amoga Krishnan