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« on: May 31, 2007, 12:38:18 PM »

What is a Biofuel?
Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from organic matter. It is a renewable source of energy unlike any other resources such as petroleum, coal and nuclear fuels. One advantage of Biofuel in comparison to most other fuel types is its biodegradability, and thus rendering it relatively harmless to the environment if spilled. It is made from biomass and primarily used for motive, thermal and power generation, with quality specifications in accordance with the Philippine National Standards (PNS).

What is an Alternative Fuel?
Alternative fuels are fuels that are not composed substantially of petroleum and thus, are alternatives to petroleum. As a substitute to this "traditional" fuel, it is expected to yield significant energy security and environmental benefits to its consumers.
Methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols blended with gasoline, diesel or other fuels are alternative fuels. Those that act as substitutes to petroleum, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, and coal-derived liquid fuels are also considered as alternative fuels, as are fuels derived from biological materials and electricity.

Is there any agricultural products that can be tapped for biofuel use?

Agricultural products specifically grown for use as biofuels include:

Sweet Sorghum

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Re: Biofuel
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 03:54:10 AM »

Bright Prospects for Philippines Ethanol Industry
17 January 2012

PHILIPPINES - The country is optimistic on the prospects of the ethanol industry for the national economy, with the looming increase in the mandated ethanol blend from 5 per cent to 10 per cent in February, 2012.

More local and foreign investors are sought for investment in bioethanol production, as the Philippine government is preparing for a growing market for ethanol worldwide, reports Tempo.
Around 200,000 hectares in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have been allotted by the Department of Agriculture for sugar and sweet sorghum as biofuel feedstock. Higher-yielding coconut varieties are being planted for the production of biodiesel.
The holding of the 1st Philippine International BioEnergy Conference at the Historic Landmark Manila Hotel on January 12-13, 2012 was timely, considering these developments. The conference discussed the expansion of local production, as investors are coming forward with their project plans. Efforts to see to fruition the planned investments will be a collaboration of the DA, Department of Energy and Sugar Regulatory Administration.
There are today three bioethanol producers in the country – San Carlos BioEnergy, Inc., Leyte Agri Corp., and Roxol BioEnergy Corp. Another firm, Green Futures Inc., is scheduled for commissioning by March this year. A Netherlands-based company plans to set up the largest ethanol manufacturing plant in the Philippines, using multi-feedstocks as cassava, sugar cane, and sweet sorghum.
The government is intensifying its efforts to attract more investors to the bioethanol project. More incentives are offered to companies building facilities for bioethanol production. Filipino farmers will benefit from all this.


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