Biodiesel blends now mandatory in the Philippines

Last year Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo released an Energy Independence Agenda for her country that called for sixty percent energy self-sufficiency by 2010. Now the president has signed a bill into law that makes part of that plan mandatory. The Republic Act 9367 mandates five percent ethanol be blended into all gasoline by 2009 and ten percent by 2011. For diesel they have to add one percent biodiesel within three months and two percent within two years. The new law also eliminates the tax on the bio-fuel portion of the fuels.

[Source: GreenCarCongress]

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