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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]