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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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Coconut oil exports skyrocket as the Philippines fails to mandate B5

Coconut oil exports skyrocket as the Philippines fails to mandate B5

November 11, 2013 |

In the Philippines, coconut oil exports grew by nearly 50% in the last 9 months as the country failed to implement the shift to a B5 biofuel mandate. The current blending requirement is 2%, and the proposal to shift to B5 has yet to secure approval from the National Biofuels Board. Coconut oil export goals […]

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Tokelau to become world’s first country powered entirely by renewables

Tokelau to become world’s first country powered entirely by renewables

October 29, 2012 |

In Tokelau, the tiny island nation administered by New Zealand, will become the world’s first entirely renewable powered country. Solar power and biodiesel produced from coconut will generate 150% of the islands’ electricity demand, eliminating the $820,000 spent annually on importing fuel.

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Coconut can support B5 biodiesel in Philippines, marketers say

Coconut can support B5 biodiesel in Philippines, marketers say

June 28, 2012 |

In the Philippines, the country’s coconut marketing agency says that current coconut oil production is enough to supply a B5 blend nationwide. Coconut-based biodiesel, CME, is currently blended at 2%. The country is aiming for a 20% CME blend for 2030 but the industry is pushing for investment in higher yielding varieties now. More on […]

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