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Demand fuels expansion in ethanol production in Philippines [Registered]

At least nine new ethanol plants, estimated to cost some P15 billion (U$345 million) are expected to built over the next two years, acknowledged Mario Marasigan, Director of the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Energy Utilization and Management, at the First Philippine International BioEnergy Conference in early January. These plants, costing around P1.6 billion to P2 billion each, will have a combined capacity of around 300 million litres. The expansion is fueled by rising demand. In 2011, the local demand for ethanol was 481 million liters which is expected to rise to 500 million liters this year. Currently there are only…

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