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Philippine coconut producers seek increased biodiesel blending

| June 8, 2012

In the Philippines, the Philippines Coconut Authority has requested that the National Biofuels Board to increase the proportion of coconut-based biodiesel blends from B2 blends to B5. The increase, according to the PCA, would result in an additional use of 21,000 tones of coconut for domestic biodiesel per year.

The group said that their requests was made in order to address fuel price rises, and also to increase sales for the coconut sector. coco biodiesel before 2012 ends.

Last week, the National Biodiesel Board said that the country could reach 20% biodiesel blending by 2030, up from the current 2% blending, but only if industry sticks with the ambitious plans it has set for itself to invest in increased production, especially with coconut oil.

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