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Sugar Farmers Back Bioethanol Industry
February 7, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

(Manila Bulletin)  With farmers looking to maximize profits for their harvest of sugarcane farming communities in Batangas came out in droves to attend the Farmers Festival for Bioethanol held in Sta. Teresita this province.

The sugarcane …

Baguio Students Create Biofuel from Wild ‘Gabi’ Plant
December 23, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Enrico Belga Jr. (Rappler)  Dubbed as ‘Bio-Gab,’ the group’s biofuel invention converts wild taro, which is hazardous to humans and animals, into a bioethanol that can fuel cars  —  … This need also motivated a group …

SRA Nixes Independent Oil Players’ Call for More Ethanol Imports
December 12, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  Despite rising fuel prices, the state-run Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has dismissed calls by independent oil players to allow increased imports of ethanol products to effectively lower gas …

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships
October 21, 2016 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. …

US Grain Exports Increase in 2015/16, Ethanol Exports to China Grow 1227%
October 21, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  US exports of feed grains in all forms in 2015/2016 increased by more than 300,000 tonnes from the previous marketing year, US Department of Agriculture data shows.

Totalling at 100.5 million tonnes, …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World
September 30, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports included the European Union (download), Japan (download), Philippines (download), Brazil (download), Colombia (download), Canada (download), Thailand …

Manila Setting Ethanol Example
August 12, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A member of the National Corn Growers ethanol committee says the capital city of the Philippines is moving forward with its renewable fuel goals. Jerry Demmer of Clarks Grove, Minnesota …

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry
August 5, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Strickland (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Eco-Energy)  It’s a big world out there and ethanol is primed to explore it—finding new markets through competitive pricing, high octane and low-carbon advantages that no other fuel on the …

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers
July 5, 2016 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  The US West Coast is set to become a new export outlet for ethanol cargoes to Asia as competition heats up among traders and producers to capture more market share in …

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami
June 13, 2016 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(Viaspace/PR Newswire)  VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – Feedstocks held in Miami, Florida June 6-8, 2016.

The Conference, organized by Biofuels Digest …

Hope Springs Eternal for Ethanol in the Far East
May 18, 2016 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

By Ed Hubbard (Renewable Fuels Association)  …  At APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum), I found a delegation of countries that weren’t just committed to biofuels, but eager about the future and promise they held for …

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports
April 15, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deteriorating air quality, the direct results …

Towards a Sustainable Future
April 11, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Sarthak Saraswat  (The Hindu)  Shell is providing engineering students a platform to design energy-efficient vehicles and reduce carbon emissions. The recent Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Manila saw a clash of the best minds.

The atmosphere …

Exports Give U.S. Ethanol Producers an Outlet for Surplus
April 11, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Omah.com/Bloomberg)  At the Plymouth Energy plant in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt — where homegrown fuel from grain was supposed to ease American dependence on foreign oil — every drop of ethanol goes …

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge
April 5, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa;
American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  —

At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. …

Dinneen: State of the Ethanol Industry Remains Strong
February 22, 2016 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “I am very pleased to have representatives from China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru here today to learn the advantages of increased ethanol use and make important and lasting commercial …

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
January 27, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate change the world over. Many countries are adopting plans to reduce greenhouse gases, and biodiesel …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland
January 17, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists have already declared cleantech dead as it has undergone the typical innovation life-cycle and has …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

More Bioethanol Plants to Rise in 2016 – Martin
December 30, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(The Visayan Daily Star)  More molasses and cane-based bioethanol plants are expected to rise in the country in 2016, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday.

In the first quarter of 2016, two more molasses-based …

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 3, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas

Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

SugarEx Philippines — May 12-13, 2016 — Negros, Philippines
October 27, 2015 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
SugarEx Philippines  —  May 12-13, 2016  —  Negros, Philippines

This unique Sugar exhibition held only once every 2 years and co-located with Philippines International Sugar Technology Conference 2016 is Philippines’ largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of …

Absolut Plans P500-Million Sugar Mill, Cogeneration Plant
October 21, 2015 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Lenie Lectura  (Business Mirror)  Absolut Distillers Inc. revealed on Tuesday plans to construct a sugar mill and cogeneration plant that would entail an investment of at least half-a-billion pesos. The planned sugar mill is …

Davao City Recipient of JICA Biodiesel Project
October 20, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Antonio L. Colina IV (Minda News)  The City Government of Davao is the country’s sole recipient of a biodiesel project from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that will convert used cooking oil to fuel, …

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide
October 20, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change.
As a week of talks on a …

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?
September 29, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of oil palm – in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The brief presents overarching insights from …

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution
August 25, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cleaner burning, higher performing fuels and their nutritious coproducts are valuable at home and abroad, and have the potential to resolve many issues around the globe, writes Tom …

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH
August 11, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Inquirer.net)  Ethanol producers in the United States are keen on doubling exports to the Philippines under an aggressive expansion program that is centered on opening up the Asian market. READ MORE

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

Philippines Ethanol Imports to Decline within 2-3 Years: Roxol
July 14, 2015 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Julien Hall (Platts)  Philippines ethanol import volumes will decline in the next few years as domestic production is boosted by a shift from a number of potable ethanol producers towards fuel-grade ethanol, Luis Villa-Abrille, …

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH
June 26, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(Business Inquirer)  Ethanol producers in the United States are keen on doubling exports to the Philippines under an aggressive expansion program that is centered on opening up the Asian market.
Edward S. Hubbard Jr., general counsel …

Ethanol & Biofuels Aisa 2015 Conference — July 8-9 — Manila, Philippines
May 15, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment
Ethanol & Biofuels Aisa  2015 Conference — July 8-9 — Manila, Philippines

ASEAN free trade looms as threat to sugar industry. Besides, the tariff on ethanol will drop from to 5%,which would make ethanol imports even more competitive once the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement carry out by the end …

U.S. Ethanol Now Exported to Many Markets
May 14, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)  A recent chart from the U.S. Grains Council illustrates the wide range of markets for U.S. ethanol exports in 2014. This is a change from just four years ago, when more …

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant
April 6, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Sun Star)  A Netherlands-based firm is set to pour in P13.5 billion investments in the eastern coast of Zamboanga City.  Second district Representative Lilia Nuño said the Van Kessel Inc. is putting up an Ethanol …

Renewable Energy Facility in Calabarzon
March 3, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Philippine Information Agency)  An alternative source that does not rely on fossil fuels was established in Infanta, Quezon to help supply the energy demand in rice and rice-based communities, Jan. 29. Located in Brgy. Binonoan, the …

Ethanol Plant to Rise in Zambo Soon
February 26, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by A. Perez Rimando (Manila Standard Today) A P17 billion ethanol gas plant will soon be built by a consortium in the island barangays of Limaong and Tumitus here, first district  Rep. Lilia Macrohon-Nuno said.

Nuno said …

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”
February 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol …

4 Minutes with… Josue F. Zaide, CEO/ President, Econergy Corporation
February 18, 2015 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Econergy Corp is a producer of Biodiesel and we supply it to different fuel companies here in the Philippines … It is our goal to become one of the leading biofuel …

Biofuels Board Orders Study on 5% Biodiesel Blend
February 10, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Claire-Ann M. C. Feliciano  (Business World)  The National Biofuels Board (NBB) has tapped an institution within the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to evaluate the impact of increasing the alternative-fuel content of the …

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication
February 8, 2015 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “2014 …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

PSALM Rejects Proposal for Ilijan to Shift to Diesel
January 5, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Lenie Lectura (Business Mirror)  … There is a proposal for Ilijan to use pure diesel from biodiesel when the Malampaya natural-gas facility goes offline from March 15 to April 14, 2015.

The Santa Rita and …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania
December 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and …

Biofuels Program under Review
December 29, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Riza T. Olchandra (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Energy authorities are calling for more investments in biofuels as officials review a current program mandating the blending of biodiesel and ethanol in locally distributed diesel and gasoline.

There …

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines
December 22, 2014 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable Fuels Association, and Growth Energy to the Philippines to assess factors contributing to the large …

Ethanol Joins U.S. Fuels Dominating Global Export Market: Energy
December 5, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Mario Parker (The Washington Post/Bloomberg)  The U.S. is adding ethanol to the list of fuels it dominates in world markets.
Exports of the additive derived from corn rose 31 percent this year to the highest …

Researchers Discover New Digestive Strategy in Shipworms
November 14, 2014 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Greg St. Martin (News@Northeastern)  An inter­na­tional research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New Eng­land Bio­labs at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has dis­cov­ered a novel diges­tive strategy in ship­worms. …

Growth Energy Explores Export Opportunities in Panama and Peru
November 10, 2014 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy participated in a market development mission with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association to explore export opportunities for U.S. ethanol in Panama and Peru. Alex Marquis, Logistics Manager …

Roxas Wants to Boost Biofuels to 20% of Overall Sales
August 28, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(BiofuelsDigest) In the Philippines, Roxas Holdings wants to boost the share of biofuel sales to 15% to 20% overall by September, helping to diversify away from sugar. Ethanol production is currently above nameplate capacity of 100,000 liters …

Colombia’s Palm Oil Output Seen by Oil World Climbing to Record
August 7, 2014 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(BlackSeaGrain/Bloomberg)  Palm oil production in Colombia will climb to a record this year as trees planted three years ago start to bear fruit, Oil World said.

Colombian output of palm oil, used for cooking and to …

New Horizons
April 25, 2014 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

By Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels Association is working to expand ethanol export markets, says Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association. For example, the group has led trips abroad to connect …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer
March 11, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were …

Ethanol-Fueled Prototype Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014
February 13, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An ethanol-fueled vehicle designed by a team of students from Thailand earned the top place at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 event on Feb. 9. Team “How Much Ethanol” …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.

The bulk of mandates …

Solon Wants House to Probe Biofuel Compliance
December 30, 2013 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by  Butch Fernandez (Business Mirror)  … A lawmaker has filed a resolution asking the House Committee on Energy to probe the performance and impact assessment of the Biofuels Act of 2006 and the development of alternative sources …

(Philippine) DOE Proposes Changes in Biodiesel Blend
August 8, 2013 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Iris C. Gonzales (The Philippine Star)   The Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed revisions in the required coco-methyl ester specification or biodiesel blend for oul companies.

“This is also to harmonize international and regional environment …

Greengold Ray Energies Responds To Increased World Jatropha Oil Demands: To Become One Of The Global Jatropha Feedstock Growers And Producers
August 7, 2013 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Virtual Strategy Magazine)  GreenGold Ray Energies, Inc. {GREENGOLD} is “Fueling the Future” on the brighter side of GREENGOLD the Company is looking forward to a solid and increased profitability by becoming one of the major …

DOE Set to Issue Order Requiring 10% Ethanol Fuel Blend
May 6, 2013 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Amy R. Remo  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  The Department of Energy is set to issue a circular that will require the blending of 10-percent ethanol in all gasoline products.   In the same order, the energy …

SCS Expands Biofuel Certification Services into Southeast Asia
March 28, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

( SCS Global Services/PR NewsWire)   SCS Global Services has announced the expansion of its biofuel certification services in Southeast Asia. The veteran third-party environmental certification body will now conduct audits under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) …

Aboitiz to Invest $30m in Biomethane
February 22, 2013 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Alena Mae S. Flores (Manila Standard Today)   Aseagas Corp., a joint venture between Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and Gazasia Ltd. of the United Kingdom, has allocated $30 million for the construction of a liquid biomethane …

Sorghum Acres to Grow Due to Drought Tolerance, New Varieties
December 31, 2012 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sorghum is poised to come into its own as an alternative to corn. It proved its mettle in the 2012 drought, producing decent dryland yields with very little …

Asia Special Biofuels Report
December 26, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.

We’re …

Green Philippines August 15-17, 2013 Manila, Philippines
December 12, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment
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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Government Funding Goes into Filipino Bioethanol Research
October 25, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Filipino Department of Energy (DoE) is to collaborate on a new bioethanol research project with Xavier University.

The DoE will commit to fund the university’s study into looking at potential bioethanol production via …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World – Who Is Moving the Targets?
October 25, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … United States   Concerns over the price impacts of a devastating US drought have led to call for a waiver in the US Renewable Fuel Standard volumetric targets. Proposed waivers have …

DOE Considering One-Stop Shop for Biofuels Investors
October 15, 2012 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Amy R. Remo  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  The Department of Energy is considering putting up a one-stop shop that will facilitate the entry of local and foreign investors in the country’s biofuels industry.

This move is …

CIIF-OMG Seeks Higher Biodiesel Blend
October 12, 2012 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by James A. Loyola (Manila Bulletin)  …He (CIIF OMG president and chief executive officer Jesus L. Arranza) said the upward adjustment of the minimum mandated biodiesel blend is justified since the production of copra has …

Environmental Regulations Kindle the Southeast Asian Automotive Biofuels Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
September 20, 2012 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Frost & Sullivan/Sacramento Bee)  Removing subsidies for conventional fuels and providing incentives for biofuels will bolster market growth

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), Strategic Analysis of Southeast Asian Automotive Biofuels Market, finds that the market …

Sugarcane As Industrial Commodity Pressed
September 5, 2012 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Melody M. Aguiba  (Manila Bulletin)  The government should now position sugarcane as an industrial commodity, particularly for bioethanol, and sugar as a mere by-product which is the way to survive in a stiffly competitive …

PCA: Coconut Supply Enough for 5% Coco-Biodiesel Blend
July 20, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Paul Anthony a. Isla  (BusinessMirror.com)  THE Philippines has sufficient coconut supply to support up to a 5-percent coco methyl ester (CME) biodiesel blend, Carlos Carpio, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) deputy administrator, told reporters on …

Gov’t To Test Jatropha Biodiesel Offered By Company From Malaysia
March 5, 2012 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(Manila Bulletin)  The government is subjecting to fuel standard testing the jatropha biodiesel of Malaysia-based Bionas which is offering to supply what it claims to possibly become the world’s first jatropha biodiesel.

The Department of Energy …

Sugar Growers Look to Biofuels Production
February 22, 2012 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(The Manila Times)  Sugar industry stakeholders may have to take a hard look at the Biofuels Law as an option now that it is clear there is no way to stop or postpone trade liberalization …

URC Seeks Entry into Fuel Ethanol Business
February 15, 2012 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(The Manila Times) Universal Robina Corp. (URC) on Monday said that it would venture into production of fuel ethanol.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Gokongwei-led food and beverage firm said that it …

Eastern Scraps Plan to Build Ethanol Plant
February 3, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo  (The Manila Times)  Eastern Petroleum Corp. has dropped plans to put up an ethanol production facility using cassava as feedstock in lieu of a sugarcane-based plant.
Fernando Martinez, Eastern Petroleum chairman, said …

Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels: A Joint Publication of FAO and IEA Bioenergy
January 31, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  As a potential substitute for fossil fuels, wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FAO’s programme on wood energy promotes sustainable wood energy systems as a contribution to sustainable forest management, livelihoods …

Alta Vista Securities Announced It Has Closed a Seven Million Dollar Joint Venture Investm
December 30, 2011 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(PRLog)  Alta Vista Securities today (December 29, 2011) announced today a new Bioenergy Joint Venture focusing on the processing of Rice, Sugarcane and Coconut into energy producing Biofuels

Pacific Biofuels Corporations will establish three biofuels plants …

Alta Vista Securities Announces a Joint Venture for a Bioenergy Venture in the Philippines
December 27, 2011 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(PR-USA.net)     The project will be engaged in jatropha production and biodiesel processing venture in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range of the Philippines. The target aggregate plantation area is 110,000 hectares divided into clusters …

Sorghum Biofuel Plant Mulled
December 15, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  The Department of Agriculture (DA) is in talks with San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) for the construction of a bioethanol processing plant in Negros Occidental to push the …

Bio-Ethanol Plant Secures Local Support
December 13, 2011 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Manila Bulletin)  Multinational firm Green Future Innovations, Inc. (GFII) has become more determined to pursue its 11,000-hectare sugar plantation for bio-ethanol plant in San Mariano, Isabela as multi-sectoral groups rally behind the project, which is …

Philippine Senator wants accountability on failed bio-fuel project
November 18, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(SunStar)  Senator Francis Pangilinan has called on the Department of Agriculture to look into the P1 billion that the government lost to an abandoned project to produce biodiesel from jatropha plants.

The Philippine National Oil Company-Alternative …

China Completes First Biofuel Jet Test Flight
November 2, 2011 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by John C.K. Daly (http://oilprice.com)   On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.

The Jet A-1 biofuel kerosene used in …

Farmers May Expect Improved Livelihood with Biofuel Dev’t
October 26, 2011 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Riza T. Olchondra  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Filipino farmers and investors may profit from biofuel ventures in idle, upland, and other so-called marginalized areas without disrupting food supply.

According to the study “Assessment on the Use …

Jatropha as Alternative Fuel a Bust
October 5, 2011 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by John Lourenze Poquiz (Mayaya Business Insight)  The government is set to abandon its program of promoting jatropha as an alternative fuel source, an official said.

Energy Secretary Jose Rena Almendras said the Philippine National Oil …

Molasses Can Help Philippines’ Ethanol Producers Cut Costs, Fight Imports
September 29, 2011 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Platts)   The use of molasses instead of sugar cane as feedstock for ethanol production could offer hope to ethanol producers in the Philippines as they struggle to cut production costs in a bid to …

PHL May Produce Sweet Sorghum Bioethanol by 2013
September 27, 2011 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(GMA News)  By 2013, the country may start producing the first sweet sorghum-based bioethanol, the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) said Monday.

According to the bureau, the Philippine National Oil Co.-Alternative Fuels Corp. (PNOC-AFC) is now …

SCBI to Produce Ethanol Year Round Now: Zabaleta
August 30, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Carla Gomez  (Daily Star)  San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. has resumed production of  ethanol fuel and recently delivered 1.08 million liters to Petron, Arnel Amparo, its vice president for operations and resident manager, said last …

Coco-Biodiesel May Solve Country’s Dependence on Oil Imports
August 17, 2011 – 7:18 am | No Comment

by Jerome Carlo R. Paunan  (Philippine Information Agency)  The Aquino administration is eying the potential of the oil derived from coconuts or “coco-biodiesel” to reduce the country’s overdependence on imported fuels, an official from the …

Water Hyacinth as Biofuel Studied
June 27, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Madel R. Sabater   (Manila Bulletin)  President Aquino said Wednesday he will direct the Department of Energy (DoE) to review the possible use of water hyacinth as a source of biofuel following its clogging of …

Ethanol from Seaweed Project to Get a Major Boost
May 31, 2011 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Jagran Post)  The project of deriving ethanol, a bio-fuel for blending with petrol, from a seaweed is all set to get a major boost, with the Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) deciding …

Korea Leads Marine Biofuel Industry
May 18, 2011 – 8:19 am | No Comment

(Arirang News)  Marine plants are being cultivated in waters off the southwestern coast of Korea.
This is seaweed named gracilaria, which was used generations ago to treat fevers.
However, nowadays, this plant is primarily used as a …

Cabiao, Candaba Set to Grow Sweet Sorghum for Food, Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Tonette Orejas  (Business.Inquirer.net)  Test farming of sweet sorghum in the last six years showed crop production in the Philippines to be 50 percent higher than in India, increasing the crop’s potential as a source …

BoI Okays P5.2-B Negros Ethanol Plant
March 21, 2011 – 7:14 am | No Comment

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat   (Manila Bulletin)  Canlaon Alco Green Agro Industrial Corp. is investing P5.192 billion for the establishment of a bioethanol plant and production of by products in Bago, Negros Occidental.

The project has been …

Fishers Want Bioethanol Farms Dismantled
February 22, 2011 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Gerry Albert Corpuz and John Llyod Hoffman  (All Voices)  The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday urged Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto to dismantle the 23 bioethanol farms …

Farmers, Militants Protest Bioethanol Project in Isabela
February 21, 2011 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Villamor Visaya Jr.  (Inquirer Northern Luzon)  Some 400 farmers and activists on Tuesday staged a protest march to oppose the construction of a bioethanol plant here, a project that is supported by the provincial government.

Diony …

USDA Approves Corn Amylase Trait for Enogen(TM)
February 21, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment


First corn output trait for ethanol industry
Enables ethanol industry to improve efficiency and profitability
Significant environmental benefits

Syngenta announced February 11, 2011,  it has received full deregulation for its corn amylase trait from the U.S. Department of …

Firm Asks Restaurants to Be Part of the Green Network
January 6, 2011 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Liza Agoot   (Baguio Midland Courier)  …Nathan Angara of the Noble Trends Unbound (NTU) together with Biodiesel Philippines have launched the green network, a group of restaurants and other establishments using oil and lard …

Algae Highlights from Around the World
December 8, 2010 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Australia  Australian scientists are claiming the world’s best production rates of oil from algae grown in open saline ponds, following a joint $3.3 million project led by Murdoch University and involving the University …

Japanese Invests in $120-M Ethanol Plant in Isabela
October 11, 2010 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Melody M. Aguiba  (Manila Bulletin Publishing)  The biggest in the Philippines

tochu Corp. of Japan is investing $120 million in an ethanol plant in San Mariano, Isabela, which is expected to become the Philippines’ biggest …

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World
August 31, 2010 – 7:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …We see the battle over rural development flashing at other points around the globe, but nowhere so starkly do we have a choice between the War on Poverty and the War …

Sugar Stakeholders Seek Palace Assistance
August 12, 2010 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez  (The Manila Times)   Some 100 sugarcane industry stakeholders asked the support of the Department of Agriculture during a recent dialogue in providing the necessary equipment in the mechanization of sugarcane production …

PNOC, Dole, Toyota Forge Jatropha Deal
July 15, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

By Amy R. Remo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)   State-owned PNOC-Alternative Fuels Corp. has forged an agreement with Dole Philippines and Toyota Tsusho Corp. to put up pilot jatropha plantations in Sarangani province.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the …

Seaweed-Based Biofuel Farm to Rise in Aurora
May 12, 2010 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Manny Galvez  (The Philippean Star)  The government plans to develop a $5-million (P220-million) ethanol farm at a 100-hectare site in the province using the Korean technology of extracting ethanol from seaweed.

Sen. Edgardo Angara told The …