In the Philippines, domestic ethanol prices reached $1.25 per liter in June, the highest in four years and reversing a recent two-year low while sugar production shrank to almost nothing. Ethanol production falls during the third quarter of the year and already saw Q3 allocation volumes fall more than 35% from Q2 to 39,700 cubic […]
In the Philippines, the Provincial Environment Management Unit is seeking a Notice of Violation against the fuel ethanol plant in Tamisu following inspectors finding a foul odor and dark discharge running into the a fish pond that has led to a large fish kill.
In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy says domestic ethanol production will increase over the next two to three years, reducing demand for imports, as fuel ethanol prices make it more viable for non-fuel ethanol plants to upgrade to fuel quality. Four new ethanol plants are expected to become operational in 2016, doubling from current production of […]
In the Philippines, Universal Robina says that its renewable energy unit is expected to contribute $33.2 million to the company’s bottom line, thanks to ethanol and co-generation production from sugarcane. It expects to sell around 20 million liters of ethanol this year and then full capacity next year from its 100,000 liter per day plant.
In the Philippines, the Department of Energy has decided to relax the requirement for 10% ethanol blending in premium 97 octane gasoline in an effort to reduce ethanol import demand following the lack of local production. The circular dated June 9 makes the move temporary until the local supply situation can be resolved.
In the Philippines, the Renewable Fuel Association is looking to double its ethanol exports to the country from the 67.5 million gallons exported in 2014. Despite opportunities for the local industry to produce enough fuels to supply its domestic blending mandate, it hasn’t managed to boost supply sufficiently so must rely on imports such as […]
In the Philippines, the country’s ethanol producers association is actively encouraging the domestic sugar industry to modernize so as to boost efficiencies allowing for cheaper and more abundant ethanol production. From better farming practices to more advanced biorefinery technologies that allow the most value to be taken out of the sugarcane plant, opportunities abound for […]
In the Philippines, Universal Robina will commission its 46MW biomass-power facility on June 8. The $56.5 million facility uses bagasse from its sugar mill as feedstock. The company is also investing $35 million in a 30 million liter per year ethanol plant that will use molasses as feedstock.
In the Philippines, the country’s Dept. of Energy hasn’t yet issued its ethanol blend quotas for Q3 following a mix up in the Q1 production and quotas that led to companies not sourcing all of the ethanol they should have. The country’s eight producers only managed to produce 43 million liters during Q1 despite promising […]
In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings has again boosted its shareholding in San Carlos Bioenergy, this time purchasing nearly 3% in shareholding from Valmayor Ventures for $1.05 million. Last month the company bought nearly 28% shareholding in the ethanol producer from Zabaleta Group.