Brunei National Petroleum looks to partner with the Philippines on biofuels
PNOC president Pedro Aquino Jr. has discussed biofuels development with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, especially in regards to the feedstocks of sweet sorghum for ethanol production, and jatropha curcas for biodiesel.
Analysis: Biofuels represent a huge opportunity to emerging economies to enhance their agricultural sector, and the lives of their farmers, while reducing costly oil imports. The Philippines in particular has shown a great willingness to pursue a biofuels strategy as an opportunity to encourage poor farmers not to fell forest timbers to escape poverty.
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