Tag: Philippines

Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

December 5, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Department of Energy has been monitoring gas stations to make sure they comply with the ethanol-blending mandate and found several locations where methanol is blended into gasoline contrary to the biofuel law. Most of those found to be blending methanol are independent retailers with just a single station. The Independent Philippine […]

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Philippines boosts January monthly ethanol allocation to 75,835 cu m

Philippines boosts January monthly ethanol allocation to 75,835 cu m

October 20, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the local monthly allocation for ethanol blending in January 2017 was set at 75,835 cu m, well above that set for Q4 2016 at 62,400 cu m and just over Q1 2016 at 74,710 cu m. A new ethanol distillery is expected to come online next year, adding 40,000 cu m/year capacity […]

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Metro Pacific to invest $311.3 million in 40MW MSW-based facility in the Philippines

Metro Pacific to invest $311.3 million in 40MW MSW-based facility in the Philippines

October 3, 2016 |

In the Philippines, Metro Pacific Investments will invest $311.3 million in a 30MW-40MW facility in Quezon City using 3,000 metric tons of MSW as feedstock daily processed using New Jersey-based Covanta’s technology. Covanta has 50 other power projects around the world from 20 million tons of MSW. The project comes on the back of the […]

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Roxol Bioenergy gets the OK to ramp back up after odor problems

Roxol Bioenergy gets the OK to ramp back up after odor problems

September 22, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the mayor of La Carlota city where Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol plant is located has approved the re-opening of the facility following efforts to significantly reduce odors. The cease and desist order was issued on Sept. 9 for 30 days but was lifted early following the company’s efforts to mitigate the problem that […]

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Roxal Bioenergy ethanol plant ordered to shut down due to odor

Roxal Bioenergy ethanol plant ordered to shut down due to odor

September 14, 2016 |

In the Philippines, Roxal Bioenergy’s ethanol plant in Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota City was ordered to stop production for 30 days as of September 9 due to a foul odor that was being emitted from the facility. The company told the national stock exchange that the cease and desist order can be lifted as soon […]

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Philippine investor to develop 40MW biogas plant using one-third of Manila’s MSW

Philippine investor to develop 40MW biogas plant using one-third of Manila’s MSW

September 6, 2016 |

In the Philippines, Metro Pacific is planning to present an MSW-to-energy project that would produce up to 40MW of power from biogas using up to one-third of metro Manila’s MSW. The company had planned to develop a 10,000 liter per day biodiesel facility with Singapore-based GGI Energy but the contract was canceled last year after […]

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USDA sees Philippine ethanol imports falling thanks to growing production

USDA sees Philippine ethanol imports falling thanks to growing production

August 29, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the USDA estimates ethanol production in the country will start to ramp up and in turn demand for imports from the US will fall to 281 million liters in 2016 and 278 million liters in 2017 from the 311 million liters imported in 2015 at a value of $170 million. The Philippines […]

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Philippines cuts ethanol quota for Q4 by 4,500 cu m per month

Philippines cuts ethanol quota for Q4 by 4,500 cu m per month

July 28, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Authority has lowered the monthly allocations for ethanol supply during the fourth quarter by 4,500 cu m to 62,400 cu m. Ethanol production will ramp up during the last part of the year, from 18,000 cu m in October to 24,100 cu m. Oil companies must buy ethanol from […]

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US ethanol wants a home in the Philippines but it’s weighing on prices

US ethanol wants a home in the Philippines but it’s weighing on prices

July 26, 2016 |

In the Philippines, ethanol prices have fallen dramatically in light of significant volumes of US ethanol looking for a home in Asian markets. CIF prices fell to $490/cu m, the lowest since mid-March, from a recent high of $569.33/cu m on June 15. Prices are closely following corn futures south, which matched with export premiums […]

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Philippines looking at B5 but concerns about higher biodiesel prices

Philippines looking at B5 but concerns about higher biodiesel prices

June 16, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the government is considering a B5 policy but is concerned about potential negative impacts from high coconut biodiesel prices. The current policy blends 2%. Local biodiesel is about three times higher than fossil diesel prices at around $1,400-1,500/mt ex-refinery basis. The fuel is mainly used in public transport, which could drive up […]

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