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Philippines – Two distilleries to produce ethanol in 2015 [Registered]

Two Philippine potable distillers plan to convert their operations to produce fuel grade ethanol for sale to oil companies in the first quarter of next year, according to sources from both firms. Far East Alcohol Corp. (FEAC) President Romulo Kehyeng said on 31st October that it had committed to the Department of Energy that it would sell 2 million litres of fuel-grade ethanol in the first quarter of 2015. The company’s 15 million litres/year plant in Pampanga, central Luzon, will use molasses as feedstock. “Normally, it takes six months to convert a potable distillery to a fuel-grade ethanol plant,” Kehyeng…

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