Tag: Philippines

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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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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