Tag: Philippines

Philippines to tighten rules on biofuel reporting

Philippines to tighten rules on biofuel reporting

July 15, 2021 |

In the Philippines, Business World reports that new rules that will enhance reporting by oil companies regarding ethanol and biodiesel blending is seen by the USDA as an opportunity to get blending closer to the 10% mandate rather than the 8.5% average that has been the norm of late. Doing so will reduce gasoline consumption […]

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Philippines looking at boosting biodiesel blending up to 4%

Philippines looking at boosting biodiesel blending up to 4%

June 22, 2021 |

In the Philippines, the Business Mirror reports that a USDA Gain report says the Philippine government is seeking public comment on potentially doubling its biodiesel blending mandate to 4% from the current 2% by evaluating fuel standards for B3 and B4. The coconut industry has been urging a push to 5% blending for some time […]

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Philippines provides funding for female coconut biodiesel workers

Philippines provides funding for female coconut biodiesel workers

June 17, 2021 |

In the Philippines, the Business Mirror newspaper reports the Department of Labor and Employment has decided to provide further support to women working in the coconut-based biofuels industry through one-time financial payments for maternity as well as payments in case of death, with an add-on if the death is brought about by or worsened by […]

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Coconut cooler startup raises cash

Coconut cooler startup raises cash

May 31, 2021 |

In the Philippines, an agtech company repurposing coconut waste into biodegradable coolers has raised an unspecified amount of money in a seed funding round. Fortuna Cools says the funds will be used to scale up production of Coconut Cooler, which are meant to replace Styrofoam alternatives used by food distributors.  The funding was led by […]

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Oil companies passing on to drivers the cost of more expensive ethanol

Oil companies passing on to drivers the cost of more expensive ethanol

May 24, 2021 |

In the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports that oil companies have begun increasing the cost of gasoline at the pump incrementally but will eventually increase the price by 0.017 per liter due to the higher costs of ethanol. The government regulates the 10% ethanol blending mandate and how much of it must come from domestic […]

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Platts sees China and Philippines increasing ethanol imports in 2021

Platts sees China and Philippines increasing ethanol imports in 2021

December 28, 2020 |

In Singapore, Platts reports that it expects China and the Philippines to be key drivers for increased ethanol demand in the global market next year. Impacts from COVID-19 have forced the Philippines to reduce its requirement for domestic ethanol blending and in turn boost imports to cover its ethanol blending mandate. China, on the other […]

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Asian Development Bank approves $2.5M technical assistance for Indian advanced biofuels

Asian Development Bank approves $2.5M technical assistance for Indian advanced biofuels

December 7, 2020 |

In the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced biofuel development in India. The grant is funded from the Asia Clean Energy Fund, financed by the Government of Japan under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility, and the Republic of Korea’s e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership […]

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Waste crop innovation boosts photovoltaics output

Waste crop innovation boosts photovoltaics output

November 30, 2020 |

In the Philippines, an engineering student has won the James Dyson Sustainability Award for an invention that turns waste crops into clean energy-generating building cladding.  Carvey Ehren Maigue developed AuReus by extracting luminescent particles from waste agricultural crops and suspending them in resin to produce cladding for walls or layers between windows. The particles convert […]

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Banana fiber PPE can combat pandemic without adding to plastics waste

Banana fiber PPE can combat pandemic without adding to plastics waste

August 3, 2020 |

In the Philippines, a natural fiber already used to produce tea bags and Japanese currency could be used to produce biodegradable personal protective equipment for preventing COVID-19 infection. “With this pandemic, if we all buy masks made of synthetic fiber, they will pile up in dumpsites because they take so long to decompose,” Philippine Fibre […]

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Philippines domestic ethanol prices continue to rise to triple CIF price

Philippines domestic ethanol prices continue to rise to triple CIF price

April 1, 2020 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that while ethanol prices in many other origins around the world are collapsing, ethanol prices in the Philippines rose more than 8% on the year during the first half of March to $1,280/cu m which was nearly 4% higher than during the last half of February. Domestic ethanol is typically […]

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