Tag: Philippines

Philippines ethanol production capacity to reach 80% of E10 in 2016

Philippines ethanol production capacity to reach 80% of E10 in 2016

December 29, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Administrator expects more ethanol production in 2016 thanks to two new facilities coming online during the first quarter, the Absolut Distillery and Emperador Distillery, that will both use molasses as feedstock. The 40 million liter Cavite Biofuels Producer should come online by the end of 2016 as well, bringing […]

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Absolut Distillers to invest $10.7 million in new ethanol plant in the Philippines

Absolut Distillers to invest $10.7 million in new ethanol plant in the Philippines

October 20, 2015 |

In the Philippines, Absolut Distillers will invest $10.7 million in a new ethanol distillery to supply the 10% ethanol blending mandate. The sugarcane mill will produce up to 2,000 metric tons of juice per day that will then be distilled. Plans are also underway to set up co-generation to supply power to the national grid. […]

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Japanese development agency to set up UCO biodiesel facility in the Philippines

Japanese development agency to set up UCO biodiesel facility in the Philippines

October 19, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Japan International Cooperation Agency will set up a used cooking oil to biodiesel program in Davao City, the only project of its type to be approved in the country by the donor agency. The project’s validation study is currently underway with research into UCO availability from households and industrial suppliers. The […]

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Philippines not likely to implement B5 in 2015 as study results delayed

Philippines not likely to implement B5 in 2015 as study results delayed

September 21, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy is still waiting for a study from the National Biofuels Board analyzing the impact of the proposed biodiesel blending mandate increase to 5%, which is expected to delay the implementation of the policy that was set for December. Blending is currently set at 2%. A separate study on […]

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Philippines ethanol plant shut down for fishkill

Philippines ethanol plant shut down for fishkill

August 13, 2015 |

In the Philippines, after having being fined for pollution that has led to fishkill in nearby watersheds, the Universal Robina Corp ethanol distillery in Negros Oriental has been forcibly closed until the required upgrades to eliminate negative environmental impacts have been implemented. The area where the plant is located is home to extensive whale and dolphin […]

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Philippines could see $770 million in biofuels investment in 2016

Philippines could see $770 million in biofuels investment in 2016

August 11, 2015 |

In the Philippines, investments in biofuels are meant to double to $770 million in 2016 from $386 million in 2015 and from $206 million in 2012. The 10% ethanol mandate led to displacement of about $75 million worth of fossil fuels in 2014. The implementation of the E5 and later E10 blending mandates has encouraged investment in […]

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URC to pay fines and implement upgrades following complaints of foul odors

URC to pay fines and implement upgrades following complaints of foul odors

August 4, 2015 |

In the Philippines, Universal Robina Corp has agreed to pay the fines associated with operating its ethanol plant in Barangay Tamisu, Bais City, Negros Oriental without an air pollution source equipment. In addition the company has agreed to concrete its containment pond within 90 days of signing the agreement that was dated July 24. It […]

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Philippines domestic ethanol prices reached four-year high in June

Philippines domestic ethanol prices reached four-year high in June

July 21, 2015 |

In the Philippines, domestic ethanol prices reached $1.25 per liter in June, the highest in four years and reversing a recent two-year low while sugar production shrank to almost nothing. Ethanol production falls during the third quarter of the year and already saw Q3 allocation volumes fall more than 35% from Q2 to 39,700 cubic […]

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Ethanol plant to receive notice of violation for air and water pollution

Ethanol plant to receive notice of violation for air and water pollution

July 14, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Provincial Environment Management Unit is seeking a Notice of Violation against the fuel ethanol plant in Tamisu following inspectors finding a foul odor and dark discharge running into the a fish pond that has led to a large fish kill.

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Roxol Bioenergy sees ethanol import demand falling over next three years

Roxol Bioenergy sees ethanol import demand falling over next three years

July 13, 2015 |

In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy says domestic ethanol production will increase over the next two to three years, reducing demand for imports, as fuel ethanol prices make it more viable for non-fuel ethanol plants to upgrade to fuel quality. Four new ethanol plants are expected to become operational in 2016, doubling from current production of […]

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