In the Philippines, the Department of Energy has decided to relax the requirement for 10% ethanol blending in premium 97 octane gasoline in an effort to reduce ethanol import demand following the lack of local production. The circular dated June 9 makes the move temporary until the local supply situation can be resolved.
In the Philippines, the Renewable Fuel Association is looking to double its ethanol exports to the country from the 67.5 million gallons exported in 2014. Despite opportunities for the local industry to produce enough fuels to supply its domestic blending mandate, it hasn’t managed to boost supply sufficiently so must rely on imports such as […]
In the Philippines, the country’s ethanol producers association is actively encouraging the domestic sugar industry to modernize so as to boost efficiencies allowing for cheaper and more abundant ethanol production. From better farming practices to more advanced biorefinery technologies that allow the most value to be taken out of the sugarcane plant, opportunities abound for […]
In the Philippines, Universal Robina will commission its 46MW biomass-power facility on June 8. The $56.5 million facility uses bagasse from its sugar mill as feedstock. The company is also investing $35 million in a 30 million liter per year ethanol plant that will use molasses as feedstock.
In the Philippines, the country’s Dept. of Energy hasn’t yet issued its ethanol blend quotas for Q3 following a mix up in the Q1 production and quotas that led to companies not sourcing all of the ethanol they should have. The country’s eight producers only managed to produce 43 million liters during Q1 despite promising […]
In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings has again boosted its shareholding in San Carlos Bioenergy, this time purchasing nearly 3% in shareholding from Valmayor Ventures for $1.05 million. Last month the company bought nearly 28% shareholding in the ethanol producer from Zabaleta Group.
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.