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Metro Pacific to build P1 billion bio-energy facility for Dole

MANILA — Metro Pacific Investments Corp said Tuesday it signed agreements to build P1 billion in biogas facilities for Dole Philippines,marking its first foray into bio-energy. Metro Pacific said its unit, Metpower Ventures Power Holdings Inc, through Surallah Biogas Ventures Corp, finalized the deal with Dole Philippines. “The project serves as MPI’s first foray in […]

An Giang offers incentives to investors in renewable energy plants

AN GIANG — The Mekong Delta province of An Giang will offer preferential policies to investors in renewable energy plants as part of its strategy on sustainable development. Investors whose projects are in production and trade, for instance, will be exempt from land lease fees for seven years and will receive other incentives, according to […]

Indonesia boosts domestic palm oil consumption as currency pressures mount

Regulations mandating the use of palm oil in diesel fuel could help ease Indonesia’s dependence on energy imports and stabilise the local currency, while improving prospects for local palm oil producers. In late August President Joko Widodo ratified a regulation mandating the compulsory use of 20 per cent blended biodiesel (B20), which uses palm oil […]

Indonesia and Malaysia sidesteps EU’s trade curb

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Indonesia are not participating in the EU’s Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Workshop related to biofuels in Brussels, Belgium. In a statement on Thursday, the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) explained that it was because of the likelihood of the EU using the ILUC’s land use criteria to justify […]

Lack of sorting reduces Thailand’s waste-to-energy output

A kilogram of trash in Japan can generate 4,000 kcal of energy, Worawit Lerdbussarakam, vice president of TPI Polene Power, told the National Engineering Convention on Friday. However, that same amount of Thai waste, which is quite wet and damp, can generate only about 1,200 kcal because of lack of sorting, said Worawit, VP of […]

Isuzu ready to modify vehicles for B20 biodiesel compatibility if Thai govt offers incentives

Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order to maintain competitive pricing, the company announced in a statement on Monday. According to distributor Tripetch Isuzu Sales, the government has a policy to promote B20 […]

Indonesia imposes mandatory use of B20 biodiesel in drive to cut fuel bill: deputy minister

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Indonesia has enforced mandatory use of diesel containing 20 percent locally produced biofuel amid steps to rein in its fuel bill and cushion the impact on its economy of a currency crisis and higher oil prices, a government official told Reuters. Speaking on the sidelines of the Singapore International Energy Week conference, […]

US Cleaning Supplies Firm To Open Blockchain Rewards-Based Recycling Centers in Indonesia

U.S. manufacturer of household cleaning supplies SC Johnson and environmental organization Plastic Bank will open several plastic recycling centers in Indonesia, offering locals tokens for waste collection, according to a press release published Sunday, Oct. 28. SC Johnson, which owns such brands as Glade, Ziploc and Mr. Muscle, has revealed recent scientific data on the […]

Malaysia’s biodiesel output, exports set to hit records

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian biodiesel production is likely to hit record levels this year and next, with 2018 exports on track to double from 2017, pushed up as higher oil prices boost the appeal of biofuels, the head of an industry association said on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian nation is the world’s No.2 producer of palm […]

Malaysia keeps Nov crude palm oil export tax at zero pct

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): Malaysia maintained its export tax on crude palm oil for November at zero percent, according to a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s website on Wednesday, citing the national customs department. The export tax was at zero percent in October. Malaysia is the world’s second-largest producer of palm oil. The […]