Tag: coconut oil

Increased preference of bio-based products to augment methyl ester sulfonate market

Increased preference of bio-based products to augment methyl ester sulfonate market

January 6, 2019 |

In California, methyl ester sulfonates (MES) extracted from coconut oil and palm oil is picking up pace with rise in unrefined petroleum costs, trailed by the rise in petrochemicals costs, according to TMR Research. “MES is favored as it is gotten from an inexhaustible oleo-based raw material and offers great detergency, great biodegradability, and enhanced […]

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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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Elevance launches new plant-based emollient

Elevance launches new plant-based emollient

April 15, 2018 |

In Illinois, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., which creates specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, has a new plant-based emollient that is commercially available, called Elevance Soft CG-200. Made from certified non-GMO coconut oil and Elevance’s soy-based polymer, Elevance Soft CG-200 expands the company’s line of bio-based personal care products. As part of the Elevance Soft product […]

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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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Philippines petroleum institute wants coconut oil co-fired in power plants

Philippines petroleum institute wants coconut oil co-fired in power plants

January 22, 2013 |

In the Philippines, the Asian Institute of Petroleum Studies is pushing for both bunker-fired and diesel-fired power plants to introduce coconut oil into their fuel streams to help reduce imports leading to economic efficiencies while reducing carbon emissions.

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Philippines aims to use excess coconut oil for biodiesel

Philippines aims to use excess coconut oil for biodiesel

August 17, 2011 |

In the Philippines, the government is considering extending its push for using locally-produced coconut oil as a feedstock for biodiesel when it bumps its blending mandate to 10% in 2015. Coconut biodiesel is currently blended at 2% but a recent study shows that selling the coconut oil into the industry could earn farmers $23.5 million […]

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