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Environmental activists against Philippine drive to boost coconut oil-based biodiesel

Environmental activists against Philippine drive to boost coconut oil-based biodiesel

February 26, 2020 |

In the Philippines, Earther is trying to paint coconut oil-based biodiesel with the same anti-environmental credentials Asian palm oil has gain in recent years, foreshadowing potentially devastating impacts if the country is successful in increasing demand for coco-diesel to help boost prices for farmers. Which the government looks to expanding blending of the fuel and […]

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5% coconut biodiesel proposal to be reviewed by government oversight panel

5% coconut biodiesel proposal to be reviewed by government oversight panel

March 9, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the government’s Congressional Oversight Committee on Biofuels will conduct a hearing on the Department of Agriculture’s proposal to increase the amount of coconut in biodiesel from the current 2% to 5%. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has been pushing for a higher coconut content in biofuels in order to help improve copra […]

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Philippine coconut authority and industry calling for B5 implementation

Philippine coconut authority and industry calling for B5 implementation

July 30, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the national coconut authority and the local industry are calling on the government to implement the B5 mandate in order to push farmgate coconut prices back about the cost of production. In some remote areas, prices have fallen below the cost of production, damaging rural economies and poor families. To implement the […]

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Philippine coconut oil industry in peril if biodiesel blend isn’t boosted to 5%

Philippine coconut oil industry in peril if biodiesel blend isn’t boosted to 5%

June 11, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the coconut industry continues to urge the government to boost biodiesel blending to 5% from the current 2% as a global glut of the oil pushed down prices to $1,029 per metric ton from $1,610 per ton last year. Exports slid 39% to $383 million during the first quarter, down from $630 […]

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Shell to help Philippine coconut farmers boost yields

Shell to help Philippine coconut farmers boost yields

June 6, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the local Shell arm through its foundation will support 150 coconut farmers to boost yields, positively impacting local livelihoods while also increasing supplies of coconut-based biodiesel. Shell is the main buyer of raw materials for producing coconut biodiesel. It has determined that half of coconut farmers rely solely on coconut farming for […]

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PCA pushes for 5% biodiesel blend to boost coconut oil

PCA pushes for 5% biodiesel blend to boost coconut oil

May 12, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the Philippine Coconut Authority is calling on the National Biofuels Board to raise to five percent the Coco Methyl Ester content of biodiesel currently sold in the domestic market. The present blend of biodiesel now in the country consists only of two percent CME and 98 percent regular diesel. “The increase could […]

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Philippine coconut oil producers want B5

Philippine coconut oil producers want B5

May 7, 2018 |

In the Philippines, the national coconut producers association is calling on the government to boost biodiesel blending to 5% from the current 2% in an attempt to increase demand for coconut oil. Producers say the program would help to support coconut farmers, and enough fuel for an additional 1% blending could already be available for […]

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Researchers say coconut biodiesel has lower impact on lungs than fossil diesel

Researchers say coconut biodiesel has lower impact on lungs than fossil diesel

April 11, 2016 |

In Australia, emissions from fossil diesel blended with coconut biodiesel has a markedly reduced impact on lungs than pure diesel, research from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology’s International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, and The Prince Charles Hospital. Researchers exposed cells that line the bronchial tubes to B5, B20 and pure fossil […]

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Indian researchers file patents for coconut oil-based biofuel

Indian researchers file patents for coconut oil-based biofuel

December 15, 2015 |

In India, following two years of successful trials on a Tata Motor Ace magic, a four- wheeler public transport vehicle, researchers at SCMS College of Engineering and Technology have filed for a patent in India and the US to protect the coconut oil-based biofuel it has developed. The fuel was developed as part of the […]

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Indian researchers file for US patent for coconut biodiesel technology

Indian researchers file for US patent for coconut biodiesel technology

February 11, 2015 |

In India, researchers at Kochi-based SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development and the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology have filed for a US patent for coconut-based biodiesel. The technology can produce 760 liters of biodiesel from 10,000 coconuts’ worth of oil, along with five other co-products.

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