Tag: coconut biodiesel

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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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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Philippines trialing B5 based on coconut biodiesel

Philippines trialing B5 based on coconut biodiesel

July 30, 2013 |

In the Philippines, the national coconut authority has teamed with the national center for transportation studies for a 25-day trial using a B5 blend of coconut oil-based biodiesel. The government recently approved increasing the current B2 to B5 in order to support the industry. Boosting to B5 will create 40,000 direct jobs alone.

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