In the Philippines, Dutch firm Van Kessel Inc. plans to invest $302 million to build the country’s largest ethanol plant. The fuel, produced from nipa, sweet potatoes, cassava, sweet sorghum and coconuts, will be developed primarily to export to the Japanese and Korean markets.
In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings has bought 26.7% of San Carlos Bioenergy for nearly $8 million. Both companies are located in the country’s main sugarcane growing region. Roxas expects to the purchase to help improve production synergies between the two, which are similar in installed production capacity.
In the Philippines, three ethanol plants using nipa sap as feedstock will be developed over the next three years to determine the appropriate scale for production. The product is native to the Infanta region that is home to extensive rice farming. The ethanol is expected to supply locally-produced fuel from farm machinery as well as […]
In the Philippines, investors from Manila will put up a $385 million million sorghum-based ethanol plant in the island barangays of Limaong and Tumitus. The consortium is currently filing required paperwork with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Local landowners are expected to benefit by supplying feedstock to the project.
In the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Los Baños will study a potential B5 blend of coconut-based biodiesel on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board. The country currently blends 2%. The government wants to be sure that if the blend comes into effect that farmers will benefit directly as a result.
In the Philippines, ethanol production doubled during 2014 to 222 million liters from 114 million liters in 2013 thanks to new production coming from Universal Robina Corp, Kooll Company and Far East Ethanol that came online during the year. Production is still about half of the annual demand of about 400 million liters for the […]
In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy has voluntarily shut down ethanol production temporarily following formal complaints by 757 area fisherman that the facility’s waste had led to fish kills. The 30 million liter per year plant is currently working on putting pollution controls in place but it’s unclear when it plans to re-open.
In the Philippines, Universal Robina Corp. received its accreditation on Tuesday allowing it to supply ethanol. The company defaulted on nearly 10,000 cubic meters of planned deliveries during the past two quarters because of the delay, but will now be able to deliver the 6,800 cubic meters planned for Q1. The accreditation is required to […]
In the Philippines, a proposal has been made to use biodiesel at the 1200MW Ilijan power plant during the scheduled downtime of the Malampaya natural-gas facility. Doing so is expected to reduce the production capacity of the 600MW units to 420MW each. In order to provide the biodiesel required during that month, the president may […]
In the Philippines, recognizing that current production will have challenges to achieve the B5 planned for 2015, along with the E10 already in place that is supplied by significant volumes of imports, the government is calling for additional investment in biofuel production.