The Biofuel Act kicked in in the Philippines today, and gas stations around the country started pumping B1 into diesel cars at midnight (local time), according to AHN. The law requires all oil firms to blend coco-methyl ester (CME) into diesel products to at one percent of the total. In two years, the companies will also have to blend ethanol into gas to make E5. Even with this tiny percentage, transport groups have "raised concerns over the possible effects of the implementation of the law on o
BioMaxx Systems, a Canadian biotechnology consulting company, is crossing the Pacific to put the final touches on a design for a biodiesel demonstration plant in South Asia. BioMaxx hopes to plop the plant down in either Indonesia, Malaysia or Thailand, and BioMaxx wants the site to be located close to feedstocks and have "geographic access to major markets such as China or Japan." Exactly which feedstock the plant will use was not announced. BioMaxx did say that the, "plant will be designed to
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