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20 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Scientists Work to Improve Rice Temperature Resistance
PHILIPPINES - Scientists are working hard to improve the temperature tolerance of rice plants to strengthen crops against cold snaps....
06 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Gin Producers to Shift to Ethanol
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Department of Energy is encouraging gin producers to shift production to ethanol, in a bid to bridge the gap in supply that is anticipated by 2011....
21 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines ADB Gives Wind Projects a Boost with $4-M Grant
PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank is providing $3.87 million in technical assistance grants to put up wind power generating systems, which could provide remote communities in Asia access...
17 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines RP-Based Brit Firm to Invest in Biomass Power Projects
PHILIPPINES - Filipino-British firm Global Green Power Plc Corp. (GGP) plans to invest up to $1 billion to put up a combined 420 megawatts (MW) of biomass power plant projects within eight years,...
01 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Sugar Producers Form Energy Alliance
PHILIPPINES - Sugar producers in the Philippines have joined together in the Renewable Biomass Energy Alliance to boost energy supply in the Visayas....
25 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Korean Investors for Puerto Princesa Biomass Plant
PHILIPPINES -- A 30MW biomass facility is to build in Puerto Princesa City that will provide clean and environment-friendly energy source in the country's "City within a Forest". ...
16 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Plans for 100,000 Litre Ethanol Plant
PHILIPPINES - Alsons Consolidated Resources is to build a 100,000 litre a day ethanol plant in Mindanao through its subsidiary Northern Mindanao Biofuels Corp (NMBC)....
02 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Go-ahead for Seven Biofuel Plants
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Department of Energy has given the go-ahead to seven new biofuel projects worth P7 billion....
29 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines US Investors Look to Filippino Biofuels
PHILIPPINES - A group of US investors is in Davao for trade mission looking at opportunities for investment in biofuel crops, among other sectors....
27 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines US SeeksPartnership with RP in Research on Biofuel
PHILIPPINES - Visiting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said yesterday that the US government is seeking partnership with the Philippines in terms of research on biofuel....
19 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Bipi to Build Ethanol Plant
PHILIPPINES - Biofuels International Philippines Inc. (Bipi) has joined forces with a group of foreign investors to build an ethanol plant in Murcia town in Negros Occidental....
16 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines US Firm to Invest up to $12M on Biomass
PHILIPPINES - A US-based clean energy firm plans to invest $4 million to $12 million for a renewable energy power plant using biomass in Luzon....
13 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Producers to Benefit from Rising Ethanol Prices
PHILIPPINES - The rising international price of ethanol is expected to benefit local producers of the biofuel who supply oil companies' requirements, an industry official said. ...
28 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Ceramics Company Converts to Biomass
PHILIPPINES - Ceramics manufacturer Mariwasa Siam Ceramics is to convert its existing bunker-fired power plant into a biomass power plant....
22 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Ethanol Plant Planned for Isabela
PHILIPPINES - Plans are being put forward to build a $100 million ethanol plant in San Mariano, Isabela on the Philippines....
21 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Bronzeoak to Invest in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - British bioenergy company Bronzeoak has pledged an investment of P6 billion in the Philippine biofuels industry following a business meeting with President Arroyo in London....
18 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines San Carlos Ethanol Plant Opened
PHILIPPINES - The P3 billion (peso) San Carlos Bioenergy Inc (SCBI) ethanol power plant - the first in Southeast Asia - was recently formally opened by Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes. ...
14 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Moves Closer to Mandate Target
PHILIPPINES - Ethanol producers in the Philippines have given a guarantee that domestic supply of the biofuel will reach 218 million litres by 2011 - falling just short of the targeted 220 million...
11 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Two New Ethanol Plants Set for Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Two new ethanol plants are to be commissioned in the Roxas province of the Philippines next year....
09 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Plans for Biomass Plant in Negros Occidental
PHILIPPINES - Plans have been put forward to build a 12MW biomass-based power plant next to an integrated ethanol distillery and power cogeneration plant in San Carlos, Negros Occidental....
07 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Welcome for San Carlos Bioethanol Plant
PHILIPPINES - Philippines President Gloria Macapagal -Arroyo, has welcomed the launch of the P3-billion San Carlos BioEnergy Inc. plant, which, she said, is a realisation of her dream to make...
28 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines P720-M Biomass Power Plant Project Up in Sibalom
PHILIPPINES - The ASEA One Power Corporation would put up a P720 million Biomass Power Plant in Barangay Odiong, Sibalom this province. ...
13 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Negros Occidental Launches First Jatropha Center
PHILIPPINES - To encourage the use of jatropha as a bio-diesel source, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through its BioFuel Program Committee launched the province's first Jatropha...
10 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Italy's UPC to Develop 80MW Philippine Wind Farm
PHILIPPINES - New $480m project funded with help of European export credit agencies...
04 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Plans for Cassava Ethanol Plant
PHILIPPINES - Consultants from Thailand have been commissioned in the Philippines to look into a project using cassava to produce ethanol....
20 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines to Supply US with Biofuel
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is expected to start exporting jatropha oil to the US next year....
07 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines ADB Backs China Wind Farm Project
CHINA - The Asian Development Bank is helping to finance a pioneering private-sector wind farm in China's Inner Mongolia that will help the fast-growing nation fight climate change, officials...
02 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines PNOC Unit to Put Up Another Jatropha Plantation
PHILIPPINES - PNOC-Alternative Fuels Corp. (PAFC), a unit of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co., will establish another 1,000-hectare jatropha plantation in Negros Occidental. ...
26 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines PNOC to Expand Jatropha Cultivation
PHILIPPINES - The biofuels arm of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) - the PNOC Alternative Fuels Corporation (PNOC-AFC) - is to establish a 1,000-hectare jatropha plantation in Kabankalan,...
19 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Philippines Pacific Bio-Fields to Grow Coconut for Biodiesel
PHILIPPINES - The Japanese biofuels company, Pacific Bio-Fields Holdings, is to plant 400,000 hectares of coconut trees on the island of Luzon in the Philippines for biofuels....
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