Tag: Philippines

Philippines needs to import 2/3 of ethanol mandate this year

Philippines needs to import 2/3 of ethanol mandate this year

October 30, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the USDA estimates the island archipelago will need to import 200 million liters of ethanol to compliment the 100 million liters of local production in order to reach this year’s blending mandate. Without significant increases in investment, by 2020 when the E20 policy comes into place, the country will need to import […]

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Philippines biomass power company to launch IPO

Philippines biomass power company to launch IPO

October 21, 2014 |

In the Philippines, Green Power Panay Philippines wants to raise $6.47 million in an IPO on the Philippines Stock Exchange to fund a 35MW biomass-based power plant in Mina, Iloilo, Panay. The company already owns 11ha to host the power plant and biomass storage. The IPO is offering 145 million shares in the company at about […]

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Philippines boosts ethanol blend for Q4

Philippines boosts ethanol blend for Q4

October 1, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the ethanol blending mandate for the fourth quarter has been boosted 7% by volume to 46,065 cubic meters of domestic product. The notice reached oil companies later than usual but even so, market players didn’t think they would be too impacted because of the availability of local ethanol supplies.  

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Brazil drafting MOU to share sugar expertise with Philippines

Brazil drafting MOU to share sugar expertise with Philippines

September 10, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Brazilian government are currently drafting a Memorandum of Understanding regarding exchange of information on sugar production techniques. SRA Administratior Ma. Regina Martin recently visited Brazil and said that the Brazilian government was looking to enter cooperations with the Philippines for the use of advanced sugar […]

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Roxas to fill the supply gap left by two Philippines’ producers

Roxas to fill the supply gap left by two Philippines’ producers

August 15, 2014 |

In the Philippines, Roxas appears to have sufficient supply to compensate for two other producers defaulting on their supply commitments. Universal Robina has defaulted on 4,000 m3 because it hasn’t yet commissioned its facility, while Green Future Innovations will only supply 4,000 m3 compared to the 14,000 m3 allotted.  

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MPIC to invest $16 million in biodiesel and power project in the Philippines

MPIC to invest $16 million in biodiesel and power project in the Philippines

August 14, 2014 |

In the Philippines, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation plans to invest $16 million in a facility that will produce 10,000 liters of biodiesel per day along with 2MW of electricity that will later ramp up to 6MW. Construction on the facility is set to begin in the next three months. It is thought the pyrolosis technology […]

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Roxas wants to boost biofuels to 20% of overall sales

Roxas wants to boost biofuels to 20% of overall sales

July 17, 2014 |

In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings wants to boost the share of biofuel sales to 15% to 20% overall by September, helping to diversify away from sugar. Ethanol production is currently above nameplate capacity of 100,000 liters per day at 120,000 liters per day as the company seeks to eek out efficiencies from water to energy use. […]

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Greenergy Holdings sells 60% share in Biomass Holdings for $9.24 million

Greenergy Holdings sells 60% share in Biomass Holdings for $9.24 million

July 8, 2014 |

In the Philippines, Greenergy Holdings has sold its 60% shareholding in Biomass Holdings to ThomasLloyd Cleantech Infrastructure Fund for $9.24 million. Biomass Holdings’ first project is a 18MW co-generation facility located at the San Carlos ethanol plant that is slated to come online later this year. The other major shareholder is Cleantech Projektgesellschaft.  

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Philippines may suspend biofuel law to “protect” efficiency of mega power plant

Philippines may suspend biofuel law to “protect” efficiency of mega power plant

July 8, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the government may suspend the country’s biofuels law that requires power plants to blend with 2% biodiesel to protect the efficiency of the 1,200MW Ilijan natural gas plant in Batangas. Apparently the facility will produce just 480MW of 600MW installed capacity on the one side if it begins using 2% coconut-based biodiesel […]

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Oil companies in the Philippines complain about high price of domestic ethanol

Oil companies in the Philippines complain about high price of domestic ethanol

July 1, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the government has set the price for domestic ethanol purchases at between $300 and $470 per cubic meter more expensive than imported ethanol, which oil companies say will weigh heavily on them during the third quarter. The National Biodiesel Board fixes the price that the 10 major oil companies must pay for […]

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