In the Philippines, after having being fined for pollution that has led to fishkill in nearby watersheds, the Universal Robina Corp ethanol distillery in Negros Oriental has been forcibly closed until the required upgrades to eliminate negative environmental impacts have been implemented. The area where the plant is located is home to extensive whale and dolphin […]
In the Philippines, investments in biofuels are meant to double to $770 million in 2016 from $386 million in 2015 and from $206 million in 2012. The 10% ethanol mandate led to displacement of about $75 million worth of fossil fuels in 2014. The implementation of the E5 and later E10 blending mandates has encouraged investment in […]
In the Philippines, Universal Robina Corp has agreed to pay the fines associated with operating its ethanol plant in Barangay Tamisu, Bais City, Negros Oriental without an air pollution source equipment. In addition the company has agreed to concrete its containment pond within 90 days of signing the agreement that was dated July 24. It […]
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 […]