Tag: Philippines

Dutch firm to invest $302 million in Philippines’ largest ethanol plant

Dutch firm to invest $302 million in Philippines’ largest ethanol plant

March 31, 2015 |

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.

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Roxas Holdings acquire 26.7% of San Carlos Bioenergy

Roxas Holdings acquire 26.7% of San Carlos Bioenergy

March 18, 2015 |

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.

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Philippines experimenting with scales to produce farm-based ethanol from nipa

Philippines experimenting with scales to produce farm-based ethanol from nipa

March 2, 2015 |

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 […]

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Investors look to build $385 million sorghum ethanol plant in the Philippines

Investors look to build $385 million sorghum ethanol plant in the Philippines

February 25, 2015 |

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.

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Study launched to determine if B5 blend in Philippines will help farmers

Study launched to determine if B5 blend in Philippines will help farmers

February 9, 2015 |

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.

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Philippines doubles ethanol production in 2014

Philippines doubles ethanol production in 2014

February 2, 2015 |

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 […]

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Roxol Bioenergy shuts down voluntarily to deal with pollution challenges

Roxol Bioenergy shuts down voluntarily to deal with pollution challenges

January 26, 2015 |

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.

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URC receives accreditation to supply ethanol in the Philippines

URC receives accreditation to supply ethanol in the Philippines

January 7, 2015 |

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 […]

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Philippines looking to supplement 1200MW power plant with biodiesel

Philippines looking to supplement 1200MW power plant with biodiesel

January 1, 2015 |

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 […]

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Philippines seeking more biofuel investment to achieve mandates

Philippines seeking more biofuel investment to achieve mandates

December 25, 2014 |

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.  

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