Tag: Philippines

Philippines domestic ethanol prices 4% higher in January

Philippines domestic ethanol prices 4% higher in January

February 7, 2018 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that domestic ethanol prices rose by another 4% in January to $893/ton compared to $471.24/cu m for CIF Philippines. Molasses prices rose during the month, leading to higher production costs for distillers. The government requires a certain amount of domestic ethanol to be purchased monthly based on quotas established on […]

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Philippines domestic ethanol price on the rise due to stronger molasses

Philippines domestic ethanol price on the rise due to stronger molasses

January 29, 2018 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports the domestic ethanol price rose more than 3.5% to 91 cents per liter during the first half of January, continuing to strengthen over the past two months after having recovered from a sharp 17.7% fall between H2 July and H2 November. The higher price is attributed to higher molasses prices. […]

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Philippines entrepreneur distributing his award winning fuel additive from UCO

Philippines entrepreneur distributing his award winning fuel additive from UCO

December 5, 2017 |

In the Philippines, a local entrepreneur has won several awards for the fuel additives he developed from used cooking oil that improves performance by rearranging the molecular structure of diesel, gasoline and motor oil. The product, called EFQ fuel and oil additive, is said to improve fuel combustion efficiency and reduce emissions. The inventor began […]

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Roxal Bioenergy ordered to shut down while it sorts out pollution from wastewater treatment pond

Roxal Bioenergy ordered to shut down while it sorts out pollution from wastewater treatment pond

November 23, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Roxal Bioenergy has been issued a cease and desist order by the provincial government to stop ethanol production following emissions of a foul odor coming from the wastewater treatment pond over three days in October. In April, the company was slammed for a fishkill that was the result of some of its […]

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Philippines sets Q1 2018 local monthly allocation at 75,790 cu m

Philippines sets Q1 2018 local monthly allocation at 75,790 cu m

November 20, 2017 |

In the Philippines, oil companies will be required to purchase and blend 75,790 cu m of domestically-produced ethanol during Q1 2018, 7,040 cu m higher than 68,750 during Q4 this year but roughly in line with the 75,835 cu m set for the local monthly allocation in Q1 2017. The quarterly volume was set by […]

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Philippine domestic ethanol prices fall 19% in October but still double imported

Philippine domestic ethanol prices fall 19% in October but still double imported

November 14, 2017 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Authority said the October ethanol reference price fell 19% on the year to 92 cents per liter thanks to lower molasses and sugarcane prices during the period. Even though prices fell, domestic ethanol is still roughly double the price of imported ethanol at $469.03/cu m CIF basis. Companies are […]

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US seen leading Philippines’ ethanol imports in 2018—again

US seen leading Philippines’ ethanol imports in 2018—again

November 2, 2017 |

In the Philippines, a USDA Gain report estimates ethanol imports could jump more than 8% in 2018 to 325 million liters from the current 300 million liters while domestic production is only seen reaching 280 million liters from 274 million liters last year. With two new ethanol plants coming online this year, total installed production […]

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Farmers worried palm oil development plans will push them out

Farmers worried palm oil development plans will push them out

September 6, 2017 |

In the Philippines, critics are concerned that the government’s move to boost palm oil production on the island of Mindanao won’t help small farmers as it claims but instead would favor large companies while endangering the environment. A farmer leader says that further palm oil development on the planned 1 million hectares would lead to […]

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Philippines’ city to begin biodiesel fuel trial following production facility launch

Philippines’ city to begin biodiesel fuel trial following production facility launch

August 29, 2017 |

In the Philippines, following the launch of the used cooking oil biodiesel production facility in Davao City, the local authorities have a launched a three-month trial to test biodiesel impacts on 30 jeepneys. During the production trial held using the new equipment supplied by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, biodiesel was produced from 250,000 liters […]

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Philippine city to launch biodiesel production following successful pilot

Philippine city to launch biodiesel production following successful pilot

August 24, 2017 |

In the Philippines, the $1 million biodiesel production facility donated by the Japanese International Cooperation Organization will be inaugurated on Friday to being producing and supply fuel produced from used cooking oil to Davao City. The plant was originally imported and run on a trial basis in June when 1,000 liters of oil were converted […]

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