Tag: Philippines

Farmers worried palm oil development plans will push them out

Farmers worried palm oil development plans will push them out

September 6, 2017 |

In the Philippines, critics are concerned that the government’s move to boost palm oil production on the island of Mindanao won’t help small farmers as it claims but instead would favor large companies while endangering the environment. A farmer leader says that further palm oil development on the planned 1 million hectares would lead to […]

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Philippines’ city to begin biodiesel fuel trial following production facility launch

Philippines’ city to begin biodiesel fuel trial following production facility launch

August 29, 2017 |

In the Philippines, following the launch of the used cooking oil biodiesel production facility in Davao City, the local authorities have a launched a three-month trial to test biodiesel impacts on 30 jeepneys. During the production trial held using the new equipment supplied by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, biodiesel was produced from 250,000 liters […]

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Philippine city to launch biodiesel production following successful pilot

Philippine city to launch biodiesel production following successful pilot

August 24, 2017 |

In the Philippines, the $1 million biodiesel production facility donated by the Japanese International Cooperation Organization will be inaugurated on Friday to being producing and supply fuel produced from used cooking oil to Davao City. The plant was originally imported and run on a trial basis in June when 1,000 liters of oil were converted […]

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Philippine industry seeking green light for palm oil as biodiesel feedstock

Philippine industry seeking green light for palm oil as biodiesel feedstock

August 16, 2017 |

In the Philippines, the leading industry association is calling on the government to expand permitted biodiesel feedstocks to include domestic palm oil instead of just coconut oil. Palm oil currently costs less than half as much as coconut oil at $725 per metric ton. The current blending mandate is for 2% but coconut oil producers […]

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Roxas Holdings boosting biogas production to reduce environmental impact from ethanol distillery

Roxas Holdings boosting biogas production to reduce environmental impact from ethanol distillery

July 4, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings is installing two 5,000 m3 biogas digesters at the Roxol Bioenergy facility in addition to the two 10,000 m3 existing digesters to further treat its wastewater. The investments are meant to reduce odor emissions that have led to complaints by the local community. In addition to odors, two fishkill incidents […]

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Roxal Bioenergy says it is not responsible for fishkill

Roxal Bioenergy says it is not responsible for fishkill

March 8, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Roxal Bioenergy insists that its ethanol plant was not responsible for the fishkill near Pontevedra but test results are still pending that would confirm the company’s innocence. The company says that it has implemented long-term plans and programs to protect the environment in an effort to eliminate fishkills and other potential negative […]

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Fishkill cause confirmed as wastewater discharge from Roxal Bioenergy

Fishkill cause confirmed as wastewater discharge from Roxal Bioenergy

February 27, 2017 |

In the Philippines, local authorities have confirmed reports received by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources that the rivers of Pontevedra have suffered a fishkill caused by wastewater discharged from the Roxol Bioenergy plant in La Carlota City. Discharge from the facility’s wastewater treatment plant has happened several times since 2015 when overflows occur, […]

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Philippines monthly ethanol allocations for Q2 higher at 76,900 cu m

Philippines monthly ethanol allocations for Q2 higher at 76,900 cu m

February 14, 2017 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Agency increased the monthly ethanol allocations during Q2 by 1,065 cu m to 76,900 cu m in line with expected increased production through April. Ethanol production is seen reaching 29,300 cu m in April but will then fall back down to 23,800 cu m/month in May and June. This […]

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Philippine cane farmers may have new friend in Cavite Biofuel Producers

Philippine cane farmers may have new friend in Cavite Biofuel Producers

January 30, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Cavite Biofuel Producers is establishing an ethanol plant in Magallanes where small farmers can sell their cane directly. Small-scale farmers owning less than 5 ha represent more than half of the cane farmers in the country and are looking to markets other than sugar, such as ethanol, to boost revenues so they […]

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Philippines students win award for developing ethanol from toxic wild taro

Philippines students win award for developing ethanol from toxic wild taro

December 22, 2016 |

In the Philippines, students from St. Louis University have won the Business and Idea Development Award 2016 from the Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry for developing ethanol from the toxic wild taro plant that grows abundantly throughout the country. It is also resistant to both drought and floods. The process used to distill the […]

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