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Asian ethanol exports into Philippines have a short window of opportunity

In the Philippines, there is a short window for ethanol imports from Thai and Vietnamese producers following higher US ethanol prices. Ethanol prices in the US are starting to slip however, meaning that the opportunities for regional trade into the Philippines aren’t likely to last long.

April 23, 2014 More

Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol production soars 558% on year

In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol production increased nearly six-fold during the first two quarters of 2014 following repairs undertaken last year. Production soared between October 2013 and March 2014 to 15.07 million liters from 2.29 million liters during the same period the year before. The 558% increase in production has helped the company become […]

April 17, 2014 More

Bioew Energy buys 90% of Cavite Biofuel Producers

In the Philippines, Bioeq Energy has bought 90% of Cavite Biofuel Producers, an integrated sugarcane ethanol facility that is expected to produce 41 million liters per year starting in the first quarter of 2016. A lack of funding apparently kept Cavite’s tie-up with PNOC Alternative Fuels Corp from happening.

April 8, 2014 More

Greenergy sells 60% stake in co-gen to German fund

In the Philippines, Greenergy is selling its 60% stake in in Biomass Holdings, the investment company of San Carlos BioPower, to Germany’s ThomasLloyd Cleantech Infrastructure Fund. Biomass Holdings is developing an 18MW co-generation plant that is expected to come online in early 2015. It is co-located with a San Carlos Bioenergy ethanol facility.

March 18, 2014 More

Universal Robina to begin ethanol production in the Philippines in May

In the Philippines, Universal Robina plans to open its new $35 million, 30 million liter per year ethanol plant in May, rather than March as originally planned. The facility will use molasses as feedstock and be located in Manjuyod in Negros Oriental province. Once online, total ethanol production nationally will reach 133 million liters annually.

March 4, 2014 More

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia winners go 2,730.83 km on single liter of ethanol

In the Philippines, the winners of Shell Eco-Marathon Asia were a team of Thai students who traveled 2,730.83 km on a single liter of ethanol. Team How Much Ethanol from Panjavidhya Technological College basically traveled the distance between Manila and Jakarta in their vehicle that won the race. The was the first time the race […]

February 12, 2014 More

Biodiesel production capacity in the Philippines jumps by 70.3 million liters

In the Philippines, biodiesel producers have boosted production capacity by 70.3 million liters thanks to nine coconut-based facilities that came online and five that expanded production capacity. Though the country is planning B5 by 2015, the industry is pushing for a higher blend before then. A study commissioned by the government into available supplies and […]

January 2, 2014 More

Philippines calls for study into food security impacts of biofuels

In the Philippines, a legislator is calling for a probe into the 2006 Biofuels Act mandating B1 and E5 after allegations internationally that biofuels are impeding food security. The proposed resolution would mandate the House Committee on Energy to undergo the investigation.

December 26, 2013 More

Philippines must cultivate sweet sorghum for success, says Japan

In the Philippines, biofuel still remains limited by the lack of cultivation of sweet sorghum, according to a study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Additionally, the study names as a problem the limited local market for biofuels crops, which could be addressed with a financial package from the government. The report also identifies the […]

December 9, 2013 More

Coconut oil exports skyrocket as the Philippines fails to mandate B5

In the Philippines, coconut oil exports grew by nearly 50% in the last 9 months as the country failed to implement the shift to a B5 biofuel mandate. The current blending requirement is 2%, and the proposal to shift to B5 has yet to secure approval from the National Biofuels Board. Coconut oil export goals […]

November 11, 2013 More