In the Philippines, Universal Robina Corp. received its accreditation on Tuesday allowing it to supply ethanol. The company defaulted on nearly 10,000 cubic meters of planned deliveries during the past two quarters because of the delay, but will now be able to deliver the 6,800 cubic meters planned for Q1. The accreditation is required to […]
In the Philippines, a proposal has been made to use biodiesel at the 1200MW Ilijan power plant during the scheduled downtime of the Malampaya natural-gas facility. Doing so is expected to reduce the production capacity of the 600MW units to 420MW each. In order to provide the biodiesel required during that month, the president may […]
In the Philippines, recognizing that current production will have challenges to achieve the B5 planned for 2015, along with the E10 already in place that is supplied by significant volumes of imports, the government is calling for additional investment in biofuel production.
In the Philippines, Flying V has signed an agreement to buy ethanol from Universal Robina Corp., the first company to do so. The ethanol will be supplied from URC’s new ethanol plant in Negros Oriental that has a daily production capacity of 100,000 liters. Flying V has more than 350 service stations across the country. […]
In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy still expects the B5 policy to be implemented by the end 2015 as planned, up from B2 currently, as part of the country’s energy policy through 2020. The economic impact and technical aspects of the policy change are still under investigation, with the results of a study from […]
In the Philippines, the Central Azucarera de la Carlota is exploring the possibility of producing bioplastics from sugarcane. To that end, the company has signed a research MOU with the University of the Philippines in Los Baños and is also in talks for a similar agreement with the University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod […]
In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy has issued a call for more investment in biofuels following the UNCTAD report released recently suggesting the fuel as beneficial for developing economies. The Dept.’s director says there must be more support for private sector investment in ethanol especially, and will look into the existing barriers to investment in […]
In the Philippines, Bronzeoak Philippines, Inc. and ThomasLloyd Cleantech Infrastructure Fund plan to invest $90 million in a 20MW biomass-fired power plant co-located at its 22MW solar farm in San Carlos. The facility’s funding has been secured on a 30-70 basis and construction should take up to 24 months. China’s Wuxi Wagwang has been hired […]
In the Philippines, Biomass Japan Inc. has apparently chosen Davao City to set up a used cooking oil-based biodiesel production facility. The company is currently negotiating feedstock supply contracts with major restaurants and other potential oil suppliers.
In the Philippines, Far East Alcohol Corp plans to finalize upgrades to its potable alcohol plant this month which will allow it to supply 2 million liters of fuel ethanol to the national market during the first quarter of 2015. Kool Company, a 12 million liter per year potable alcohol plant, is currently undergoing accreditation […]