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Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department will be tightening its qualifyin...

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Two new wind farms in the Philippines have added 303 megawatts of clean energy t...

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

A “business unusual” approach is needed in the Geneva Talks to successfully deli...

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

Energizer has developed the world’s first high-performance battery made with rec...

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization confirmed that global warmi...

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

A 36.3 megawatt wind farm in Jamaica has received $62.7 million in funding from ...

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

The Asian Development Bank will be providing a company in Thailand loans to deve...

Business

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The state of Georgia is emerging as a leader among the 50 states in promoting and implementing the use of solar energy, in part because of both busine...

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Technology

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Researchers at Penn State have developed a concentrating photovoltaic system that is small enough and light enough to be mounted on a building’s roof....

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Politics

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

Monday, 16 February 2015

A new climate change draft text has been reached during the one-week United Nations-facilitated Geneva talks, leading to a binding treaty that is expe...

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Living Green

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The materials you surround yourself with—from flooring and window coverings to furniture and accessories—have a great impact on the health of your hom...

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Renewables

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that they have secured orders this week for two projects in Poland and the United Kingdom. The orders c...

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Low-Carbon

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

An estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers could be deployed in California by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E is seeking permission from Cal...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Veredium considers the importation of next-generation biofuels to the Philippines



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In the Philippines, environmental technology company and importer Veredium Energy Ventures, Inc. is considering the importation of next-generation biofuels in the country, according to the Business Mirror last Sunday (May 24). With the local biofuel industry being highly dependent on food sources such as coconut, cassava, and sugar cane, Veredium CEO Petteri Makitalo told Business Mirror that alternative sources such as waste may be a better option.

Second generation ethanol fuel, a kind of alternative fuel not sourced from food crops, is derived from waste or biowaste, Makitalo explained to Business Mirror. Veredium is planning to bring in the said kind of biodiesel to the Philippines.

According to Makitalo, Veredium will make sure that biowaste-sourced ethanol fuel is feasible in the Philippines. Studies have reportedly been underway and the results will be out by the first quarter of next year. Makitalo also told Business Mirror his desire to fast track the project, the technology for which is already proven.

A huge investment would be required by the project, Makitalo told Business Mirror, should the feasibility study prove favorable and a production facility would have to be built next.

Veredium is the Philippine importer of Italy’s Agip Lubricants, an international line of automotive, industrial, specialties, and racing lubricants.


Jen Balboa


Sources:

1 http://businessmirror.com.ph/component/content/article/53-agri-commodities/10702...
2 http://www.agip.com.au/
3 http://veredium.com/index/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=26



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