Tag: Philippines

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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Philippines’ sugar regulator says no to more ethanol imports

Philippines’ sugar regulator says no to more ethanol imports

December 12, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Authority has responded to calls by independent oil companies to increase ethanol imports saying that the policy’s intention is to boost consumption of local ethanol and support the local ethanol industry. The oil industry has been complaining over rising pump prices that are detracting drivers. Two more ethanol distilleries […]

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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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