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RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements
June 8, 2017 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global renewable fuels industry. The report …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

Duel Fuel–Colocating Ethanol, Biodiesel
April 15, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Biodiesel tanks are popping up in the tank farms at some ethanol plants these days. — During the past decade, there has been a great deal of innovation and thought …

Coconut Biodiesel Could Reduce Air Pollution Impacts
April 12, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

(The Fifth Estate)  Coconut oil might be about to step off the beaches and out of the kitchen and into the tanks of Australian trucks and cars, with research released today showing that as a …

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™
April 4, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™ at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week. Held every two years in Vancouver, …

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016
March 3, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built inside a standard 20-foot shipping container. BioCube has successfully deployed its refinery on remote sites …

Soon, a Fuel Based on Coconut Oil for Your Car
December 16, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  As the world continues to debate climate change and curb on emissions, this engineering college has developed a coconut oil-based biofuel that that promises to be more eco-friendly by reducing emmision of …

Restauranteur Says Biodiesel Answer to Fuel Shortage
November 11, 2015 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Shreejana Shrestha (My Republica)  …  When most of the vehicles are in queue at fuel stations, BA 1 Cha 6355 is never seen at any of such lines. It instead plies snugly on the road …

Co-Processing of HEFA feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production
August 5, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI))  On June 19th, Alisdair Clark of BP and Joseph Sorena of Chevron presented “Co-processing of HEFA Feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production” for the SOAP-Jet webinar series focused …

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 …

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 …

Indian Scientists Turn Coconut Oil into Biofuel
February 8, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Mid-Day)  Kochi: Scientists who have been running the four-stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past one year have approached the union government to commercialise the biofuel. The scientists …

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 …

Biofuel Powers Homes
May 7, 2014 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

by Ropate Valemei (Fiji Times)  Villagers on Koro Island are making use of the abundance of coconut trees and using their copra-making skills to produce enough energy to light up their homes and power alliances.

Nacamaki Village …

Study Shows Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity in Germany’s Fuel
August 29, 2013 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most important raw material source for the production of biodiesel in Germany, followed by palm oil with 25 percent, and …

(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 …

UFOP Samples 60 Stations, Finds Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity Up
July 15, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V./Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most important raw material source for the production of biodiesel in Germany, followed by palm oil …

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 …

Solar Power, Coconut Biofuel to Meet 150% of Pacific Nation’s Electricity Demand
October 30, 2012 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Mridul Chadha (Clean Technica)  Solar power plants and coconut biofuel-powered generators will be switched on in Tokelau next week as the three-atoll administered region of New Zealand gears up to become the ‘the world’s first truly renewable …

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 …

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 …

Pacific Nations under Threat from Rising Seas Vow to Abandon Diesel
May 24, 2012 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Radio New Zealand International)  Pacific nations which are most under threat from rising seas have vowed to abandon diesel and other dirty, expensive fuels and replace them with clean sources of energy.

Using coconut biofuel and …

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 …

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 …

A Tiny Pacific Island Is Now Powered By Coconuts
December 8, 2011 – 9:34 am | No Comment

by Michael J. Coren (FastCoExist.com)  It’s not a joke. Coconuts—and not much else—are plentiful on the islands of Tokelau. So they’re making good with what they have, and converting the entire region to solar and …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.

…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

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 …

Fiji Encourages Investment in Biofuels
September 14, 2011 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The government of Fiji is working to encourage investment in its local biofuel industry. According to information released by the country’s Ministry of Information this month, there are many opportunities …

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 …

Vietnam Joins Race for Biofuel
April 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(vnbusinessreg.com)  Vietnam said it has intensified efforts to promote biofuel production in the country under the plan on biofuel development to 2015 with a vision to 2025.

According to country’s energy ministry, Vietnam is focussing on …

Bamboo Taxi Runs on Coconut Oil
July 17, 2009 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Kae Davis (Examiner.com)   The newest fad in creating sustainable vehicles are Bamboo taxis. Commissioned by Tabontabon mayor Rustico Balderian, these unusual “exotic” locale are made out of 90% bamboo and run on coconut biodiesel.  …

Manila OKs Pacific BioFields Holdings to Plant Biofuel Coconut
June 24, 2009 – 8:51 am | No Comment

Pacific Bio-Fields Holdings Plc said it has received approval to use 400,000 hectares of land to plant coconut trees in the Philippines to make alternative auto fuel, which it aims to sell to Japanese users …