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IPPCA Opposes Increase in Diesel Biofuel Component

by R.J.N. Ignacio (Business World)  THE Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (IPPCA) opposed the plan of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to increase the biofuel component in diesel to B5 from B2. “With Euro 4, there is no compelling reason to add or increase the biodiesel blend, given that the current

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Jet Biofuel Mass Production to Begin in Japan

by Akane Okutsu (Nikkei Asia Review)  Biotech company euglena teams with ANA to fuel green commercial flights  —  Japan’s biotechnology company euglena is to start mass production of bio jet fuel and biodiesel out of algae and waste oil, with the aim of being the first company to fuel green commercial flights out of Japan.

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Analyst: Ethanol Industry Has Room to Grow: Exports on Pace to Shatter Last Year’s Record.

by Daniel Grant (FarmWeekNow) The rate of growth for the U.S. ethanol industry may have slowed in recent years, but it’s far from over, according to Bill Holbrook, senior analyst for ProExporter. Production capacity continues to grow as producers look to overseas markets to export ethanol and one of its key co-products,

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Sector Asks SRA to Clear Molasses Imports

by Alena Mae S. Flores (Manila Standard)  An umbrella organization of distillers and bioethanol producers asked the government to allow the importation of molasses as feedstock to enable the industry to meet the annual demand of 500 million liters of bioethanol. Center for Alcohol Research and Development  chairman and Absolut Distillers

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Cutting Fuel Prices via Ethanol Imports Illegal under Biofuels Law: DOE

(ABS-CBN News)  It’s not possible to bring down gasoline prices by allowing oil firms to import cheaper bioethanol because this is against the law, an official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said Monday. Energy Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella said the Biofuels Act states that oil firms have to use locally produced

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Mulls Scrapping of Biofuels Mandate

by Myrna M. Velasco (Manila Bulletin)  Having been apprised by industry players that this could yield bigger cost reduction to consumer-motorists, the Department of Energy (DOE) said it will be studying the propounded scrapping of the biofuels mandate to fuel products. Energy Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella said “we will have

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

PCA, Stakeholders Push for Enforcement of 5% Bio-Diesel Blend

(GMA News Online)  To arrest the detrimental affects of plunging price of copra, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and industry stakeholders are urging the government for the immediate implementation of the Biofuels Act of 2006 or Republic Act No. 9367. The RA 9367 mandates that all fuels sold in the domestic

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Project COCONUT Launched in Quezon

by Danny Estacio (Manila Bulletin)  Coconut farmers in Quezon have a brighter future to look forward to following the recent launch of COllaboration for COconut Productivity and NUrturing Farmers’ Trade or Project COCONUT of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, through its social arm, Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI) “Project COCONUT is about

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific (Summit), focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Saccharification Treatments Using Cellulase and Laminarinase Results in Higher Ethanol

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In the Philippines, researchers from University of the Philippines and Hiroshima University in Japan conducted a study that focused on ethanol production from macroalgae using only enzymatic treatment for saccharification of algal biomass. This involved the isolation and identification of cellulase and laminarinase-producing microorganisms from mangrove area

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Philippine Coconut Oil Producers Want B5

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Philippines, the national coconut producers association is calling on the government to boost biodiesel blending to 5% from the current 2% in an attempt to increase demand for coconut oil. Producers say the program would help to support coconut farmers, and enough fuel for an additional

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Recycled Cooking Oil Fuels Green Possibilities in Davao

by Jack Board (Channel News Asia)   … “This area here, many years ago, was a very lively area. Many people came here to take a bath and go fishing but now it’s already barren,” lamented local barangay captain Juanito Flores. … Much of the blame lies with a simple, common waste

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Export Sales Effort IBP ‘Rousing Success’ at RFA Event

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The meetings were scheduled as part of the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort that increases U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major U.S. conferences. For the third consecutive year, RFA was awarded a grant through IBP to

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

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 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) once specified a

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  3rd Go Green Summit — March 23-24, 2018 — Manila, Philippines   DEADLINE:  February 24, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 3rd Go Green Summit — March 23-24, 2018 — Manila, Philippines DEADLINE: February 24, 2018

BioLEAGUES Worldwide takes immense pleasure to extend our warm welcome to invite all the participants around the Globe to attend 3 rd Gogreen Summit which is going to be held at St Giles Classic Hotel, Manila, Philippines on March 23 rd & 24 th , 2018 which will entail keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and workshops based

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article
  3rd Go Green Summit   —   March 23-24, 2018   —   Manila, Philippines

3rd Go Green Summit — March 23-24, 2018 — Manila, Philippines

BioLEAGUES Worldwide takes immense pleasure to extend our warm welcome to invite all the participants around the Globe to attend 3 rd Gogreen Summit which is going to be held at St Giles Classic Hotel, Manila, Philippines on March 23 rd & 24 th , 2018 which will entail keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and workshops based

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Philippines Entrepreneur Distributing His Award Winning Fuel Additive from UCO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Philippines, a local entrepreneur has won several awards for the fuel additives he developed from used cooking oil that improves performance by rearranging the molecular structure of diesel, gasoline and motor oil. The product, called EFQ fuel and oil additive, is said to improve

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand and as a percentage of transport fuel use. The decision is set

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers. … Without new markets, U.S. producers may have to pare output after spending hundreds of millions

November 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA ERS Publishes Report on Ethanol, DDGS Export Opportunities

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).  According to the report, more than two dozen countries currently have ethanol mandates in place,

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage needs to more than double by 2030 if the world is to avoid temperature rises above 2º C. “We simply have no choice. We have to massively scale up bioenergy,

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production Growth Tapering off

(The Philippine Daily Inquirer)   Lower energy prices and tempered interest in biofuels have pushed down the growth in the global output of crop-derived fuel, but the Philippines is grouped among countries expected to drive continued expansion. ,,, Most biofuel production is not profitable at current energy and agricultural prices, is

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel Market Size Worth $115.65 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 6.7%: Grand View Research, Inc.

(Grand View Research/CISION PR Newswire)  The global ethanol fuel market is expected to reach USD 115.65 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.7%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Asia Pacific is estimated to witness a fast paced growth during the forecast period. China, India, and Philippines are the key countries that are considered

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Fuel Plant Inauguration Set

by Karina V. Canedo (Sun Star)  A plant that will process used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel (BDF) will be inaugurated on Friday, August 25, at the Maa Composting Facility, Davao City. Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office head Engineer Eliza Madrazo said that the plant is not newly

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Domestic Manufacturers Ask Government to Allow Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels Mix

by Catherine Pillas (Business Mirror)  The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) is calling on the government to amend the Biofuels Act to allow the use of palm oil as an additive and not just coconut oil as currently mandated by the law. This, according to FPI Chairman Jesus L. Arranza, will

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Southeast Asia’s Biofuels Potential

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using wind, solar, and energy storage batteries as key examples of low-carbon or “green” energy technologies, the

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection from food crops and forest products, intensified cultivation of farmland, and reducing

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

M’sia Targets 50% Rise in Palm Product Exports to Philippines by 2020

(The Star)  Malaysia is targetting the export of palm oil and palm-based products to the Philippines to increase by 50% to RM3bil by 2020, from RM1.99bil recorded in 2015. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the Philippines, which was flourishing with infrastructure development and with

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Officials: Ethanol Firm Doing Measures to Avoid Pollution

by Erwin P. Nicavera (SunStar Bacolod)  THE Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) said it is doing measures to ensure that there is no occurrence of pollution from its two plants in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental. The firm issued the statement following the air pollution concerns raised by Pontevedra Mayor Jose

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Exports Needed to Boost Ethanol

by Bill Tiedje  (Missouri Farmer Today)  With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say. George Hayes, global ethanol trade coordinator with CHS, said first-quarter ethanol blending lagged last year’s pace, but the pace of

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Exports Dip in April, as India and Philippines Disappear from Market

(Renewable Fuels Association)  … Noticeably absent from the April roster were India and the Philippines. Together, the two counties imported more than 50 mg of U.S. ethanol in March, and India had been the third-leading market for U.S. export in the first quarter. … Not a drop of fuel ethanol imports

June 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sugar Farmers Back Bioethanol Industry

(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 industry, one of the biggest agricultural sectors in the country, was given a new

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Baguio Students Create Biofuel from Wild ‘Gabi’ Plant

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 of college students from St Louis University in Baguio City to create alternative fuel derived

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

SRA Nixes Independent Oil Players’ Call for More Ethanol Imports

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 pump prices. Rosemarie Gumera, planning and policy manager at the SRA, stressed that under the

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

(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. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research. The U.S. mentor will

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US Grain Exports Increase in 2015/16, Ethanol Exports to China Grow 1227%

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, the export products include US corn, sorghum, barley, distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGS),

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour

(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 petrol pool. As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending programme, with almost

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World

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 (download), Indonesia (download), Malaysia (download), Argentina (download) and Australia (download).   READ MORE

September 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Manila Setting Ethanol Example

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 traveled with the U.S. Grains Council to Manila this past January and says the city

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry

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 planet today can match. The proliferation of international ethanol trade during the past decade has

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers

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 the region, sources said on the sidelines of an industry conference late last week. An

July 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami

(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 (http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/), focused on the most critical issue in bioenergy today — the availability of

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Hope Springs Eternal for Ethanol in the Far East

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 those countries’ domestic economies, energy security, environment and air quality.  I found an audience not

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports

(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 of rapidly-rising fossil fuel consumption across the region. Responding to these issues, a team of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Towards a Sustainable Future

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 is charged with excitement. As students rush in from different directions, one can hear

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Exports Give U.S. Ethanol Producers an Outlet for Surplus

(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 to motorists in Brazil. Like many Midwest distillers, Plymouth’s Merrill, Iowa, plant was built a

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge

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. corn belt — where home-grown fuel from grain was supposed to ease American

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Dinneen: State of the Ethanol Industry Remains Strong

(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 relationships,” Dinneen said. “With our collective efforts to enhance export opportunities, we will grow demand

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

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 is an effective part of those measures. … There exist numerous possible ways to reduce

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’

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 take long to conclude that the U.S. is developing into an ethanol export powerhouse. “As

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland

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 suffered somewhat from hype. However, based on the presentations at the conference, it seems cleantech

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

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 and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

More Bioethanol Plants to Rise in 2016 – Martin

(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 bioethanol plants are forecast to operate – the Absolut Distillery and Emperador Distillery –

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel

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 Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “Now, it’s a commodity with a political element but not purely

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

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 biofuels continue to develop, and especially in the developing world. In this report, we

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article
  SugarEx Philippines  —  May 12-13, 2016  —  Negros, Philippines

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 sugar companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of Manila, Philippines

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Absolut Plans P500-Million Sugar Mill, Cogeneration Plant

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 estimated to produce 1,800 metric tons (MT) to 2,000 MT of sugarcane juice per day.

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Davao City Recipient of JICA Biodiesel Project

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, an official said on Monday. Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, assistant city administrator, said during the Kapehan

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide

(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 global climate agreement opened in Bonn, the leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?

(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 that work, along with recommendations for how the industry could be governed more sustainably

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution

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 Buis.  —  … Growth Energy has partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH

(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

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa

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 must be accelerated to save our prized planet from imminent destruction – among several other

July 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Philippines Ethanol Imports to Decline within 2-3 Years: Roxol

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, president and COO of the country’s largest ethanol producer Roxol Bioenergy told Platts last week

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH

(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 for the US Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) told the Inquirer that the US RFA

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article
  Ethanol & Biofuels Aisa  2015 Conference — July 8-9 — Manila, Philippines

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 of 2015. What are the challenges and opportunities facing the ASEAN countries of ASEAN. Asia remains

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Now Exported to Many Markets

(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 than 80 percent of U.S. ethanol was exported to Brazil, Canada and the European Union.

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant

(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 processing plant in the village of Panubigan, 34 kilometers east of City Hall. The firm

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Facility in Calabarzon

(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 bioethanol distillation facility produces energy without negative impact on environment as nipa sap is processed

March 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant to Rise in Zambo Soon

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 a group of investors from Metro Manila has expressed its desire to put up

February 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”

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 production chain in the States and other countries such as Brazil, Germany, Canada, Italy, Peru,

February 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Josue F. Zaide, CEO/ President, Econergy Corporation

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 producer in the country. Selling them not only in the locality but to foreign as well.

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Board Orders Study on 5% Biodiesel Blend

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 biodiesel blend to 5% from the current 2%, an official told reporters late Wednesday. The

February 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication

(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 U.S. Ethanol Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary.” The publication offers a succinct overview of the

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

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 and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

PSALM Rejects Proposal for Ilijan to Shift to Diesel

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 San Lorenzo power plants of the Lopez group can run on expensive liquid

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

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 rural development opportunities. Whether you look at financing, mandates or project announcements, there’s no question

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Program under Review

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 has been market buzz that local biofuel suppliers are still unable to meet required

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines

(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 exports of U.S. ethanol to Southeast Asia and evaluate future opportunities for growth. The Philippines

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Joins U.S. Fuels Dominating Global Export Market: Energy

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 level since 2011, meeting demand from South Korea to Persian Gulf oil producers. The

December 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover New Digestive Strategy in Shipworms

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. The break­through, the researchers say, may also be a game-​​changer for the indus­trial pro­duc­tion of

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Explores Export Opportunities in Panama and Peru

(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 of Marquis Energy, represented Growth Energy. The team joined a Department of Commerce Renewable Energy

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Roxas Wants to Boost Biofuels to 20% of Overall Sales

(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 per day at 120,000 liters per day as the company seeks to eek out efficiencies

August 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Colombia’s Palm Oil Output Seen by Oil World Climbing to Record

(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 make biofuel, will climb to 1.15 million metric tons in 2014 from 1.04 million

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

New Horizons

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 producers with new customers. … Last year, the United States exported 621.5 million

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

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 up a third from December 2013, while imports remained sparse, meaning the United States was

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Fueled Prototype Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014

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” from Panjavidhya Technological College Thailand drove 2,730 kilometers (km) on 1 liter of ethanol (6,421

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

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 continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specified a

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Solon Wants House to Probe Biofuel Compliance

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 of biofuels, following reports that biofuel development is detrimental to food security. Rep. Sharon Garin

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

(Philippine) DOE Proposes Changes in Biodiesel Blend

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 standards for fuel quality. The said revision improves the oxidation stability, sulfur content

August 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Greengold Ray Energies Responds To Increased World Jatropha Oil Demands: To Become One Of The Global Jatropha Feedstock Growers And Producers

(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 Jatropha Feedstock growers and producers worldwide! GREENGOLD entered into a provisionary agreement with ECI Group,

August 7, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Set to Issue Order Requiring 10% Ethanol Fuel Blend

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 department will also detail the phaseout of lower-octane gasoline. …Simultaneously, the DOE is set to

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

SCS Expands Biofuel Certification Services into Southeast Asia

( 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) program, which will allow biofuel producers in Southeast Asia to meet the requirements for export into the

March 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Aboitiz to Invest $30m in Biomethane

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 plant in the second to the third quarter of 2013. …The liquid biomethane process takes

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Sorghum Acres to Grow Due to Drought Tolerance, New Varieties

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 rainfall. And, with the U.S. EPA approving a pathway for grain sorghum-to-ethanol as a conventional

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Asia Special Biofuels Report

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 never quite sure which factor is the most important in Asia’s rising focus on

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article
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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012

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 mandates survive pressure from opponents? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Government Funding Goes into Filipino Bioethanol Research

(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 varieties of cassava taken from the Northern Mindanao region.  READ MORE and MORE (Ethanol Producer

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World – Who Is Moving the Targets?

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 ranged from small, symbolic down-shifting of the targets to a zeroing out of mandates for

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

DOE Considering One-Stop Shop for Biofuels Investors

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 expected to encourage investors to put up ethanol production facilities in particular, to serve

October 15, 2012 Read Full Article

CIIF-OMG Seeks Higher Biodiesel Blend

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 been abundant and is expected to further increase as output is boosted by the government’s

October 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Environmental Regulations Kindle the Southeast Asian Automotive Biofuels Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

(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 earned revenues of more than $1.78 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach

September 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Sugarcane As Industrial Commodity Pressed

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 environment by 2015. This new policy regime was asserted by San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI),

September 5, 2012 Read Full Article

PCA: Coconut Supply Enough for 5% Coco-Biodiesel Blend

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 Wednesday. The PCA official said in an interview they recently recommended to the National Biofuels

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Gov’t To Test Jatropha Biodiesel Offered By Company From Malaysia

(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 (DoE) is expected to evaluate under a Philippine National Standard (PNS) on bio-diesel Bionas’s

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Sugar Growers Look to Biofuels Production

(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 come 2015. Luis Tongoy, Trustee of the Confederation of Sugar Producers (CONFED), the largest sugar

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

URC Seeks Entry into Fuel Ethanol Business

(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 would amend the secondary purpose of its Articles of Incorporation to include “the production

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Eastern Scraps Plan to Build Ethanol Plant

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 that the company’s cassava plantations were not producing enough to warrant the construction of

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels: A Joint Publication of FAO and IEA Bioenergy

(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 and food security. To this end, FAO and the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 31

January 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Alta Vista Securities Announced It Has Closed a Seven Million Dollar Joint Venture Investm

(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 in the Philippines. Each plant will focus on a particular crop waste in line

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Alta Vista Securities Announces a Joint Venture for a Bioenergy Venture in the Philippines

(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 of 10,000 hectares per clsuter. The total biodiesel annual production at peak capacity is 18

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Sorghum Biofuel Plant Mulled

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 development of sweet sorghum in the province. …The agency said it has been exploring with

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Bio-Ethanol Plant Secures Local Support

(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 expected to uplift poverty in this province. …Isabela parish priest Fr. Virgilio Velasco participated in

December 13, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Philippine Senator wants accountability on failed bio-fuel project

(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 Fuels Corp. announced in October that it will shut down its jatropha program after

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

China Completes First Biofuel Jet Test Flight

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 the flight was derived from the seeds of tung trees, more commonly known as

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers May Expect Improved Livelihood with Biofuel Dev’t

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 of Marginal Areas for Cultivation of Feedstock for Biofuel” by Philippine Institute for Development

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Jatropha as Alternative Fuel a Bust

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 Co. Alternative Fuels Corp. (PNOC-AFC), the biofuels arm of state-owned PNOC, will nonetheless pursue development

October 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Molasses Can Help Philippines’ Ethanol Producers Cut Costs, Fight Imports

(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 compete with lower-priced imports, producers and trading sources said this week. The lower cost of

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

PHL May Produce Sweet Sorghum Bioethanol by 2013

(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 in exploratory talks with the San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. to create a 1,000-hectare sweet

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

SCBI to Produce Ethanol Year Round Now: Zabaleta

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 night. “We intend to produce ethanol year round, along with power and, later on, CO2.

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Coco-Biodiesel May Solve Country’s Dependence on Oil Imports

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 Philippine Coconut Authority said Tuesday. …A recent study showed that coconut farmers stand to earn

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Water Hyacinth as Biofuel Studied

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 some of Mindanao’s river systems that led to massive flooding in Cotabato City.  READ MORE

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Seaweed Project to Get a Major Boost

(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 to ramp up off-shore production of the weed by manifolds. The joint project of Council

May 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Korea Leads Marine Biofuel Industry

(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 raw material in cosmetic goods and healthy foodstuffs. …Gracilaria, which grows in both

May 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Cabiao, Candaba Set to Grow Sweet Sorghum for Food, Fuel

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 of food, fodder and fuel in local communities, according to a top crop scientist. Dr.

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

BoI Okays P5.2-B Negros Ethanol Plant

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 approved by the Board of Investments (BoI) with pioneer status entitling it to six-year

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Fishers Want Bioethanol Farms Dismantled

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 previously cultivated in 23 coastal towns of the province. While the project is currently put

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers, Militants Protest Bioethanol Project in Isabela

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 Yadao, leader of the farmers’ group Danggayan Dagiti Mannalon iti Isabela-San Mariano, said the

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Approves Corn Amylase Trait for Enogen(TM)

(Syngenta) 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 Agriculture (USDA). This is the first genetically modified output trait in

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Firm Asks Restaurants to Be Part of the Green Network

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 in cooking, that are willing to sell their used cooking oil to them. At present,

January 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Highlights from Around the World

(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 of Adelaide. The claims are based on more than 12 months of consistent results at

December 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Japanese Invests in $120-M Ethanol Plant in Isabela

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 and the only integrated biofuel plant by 2012. The project would be undertaken by

October 11, 2010 Read Full Article

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World

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 on Carbon as we see in the heart of the oil palm industry in Indonesia

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Sugar Stakeholders Seek Palace Assistance

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 for both sugar and ethanol. Sugarcane farmers, particularly members of sugar Mill District Development Committees

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

PNOC, Dole, Toyota Forge Jatropha Deal

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 three companies will explore possible areas for collaboration and cooperation in the research, commercialization,

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed-Based Biofuel Farm to Rise in Aurora

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 STAR that the Department of Science and Technology and the Congressional Commission on Science

May 12, 2010 Read Full Article

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