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                    [Title] => Biodiesel group seeks staggered hike in fuel blend
                    [Summary] => The group pushing for the increase of coco methyl ester (CME) content in biodiesel is settling for a compromise of a staggered implementation of the hike which was last adjusted 12 years ago.
                    [DatePublished] => 2019-07-13 00:00:00
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                    [AuthorName] => Louise Maureen Simeon
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                    [ArticleID] => 383316
                    [Title] => Implementation of Biofuels Act pushed
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The Philippine Biodiesel Association (TPBA) is pushing for the immediate implementation of Republic Act 9367 or the Biofuels Act.

TPBA convenor Cris Michelena said there is no need to delay the law’s implementation as this will only spell "weakness" in the law.

The government is now finalizing the implementing rules and regulations of the new law.

Michelena said any delay would also signal impediments on the industry’s effort to help in the issue of "climate change".
[DatePublished] => 2007-02-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096364 [AuthorName] => Donnabelle L. Gatdula [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 362080 [Title] => Group welcomes tax break proposal for biofuels makers [Summary] => The Philippine Biodiesel Association (TPBA) has welcomed the lowered income tax level of 15 percent offered by Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ralph Recto for the producers and manufacturers of biofuels for blending into locally available petroleum fuels under Senate Bill 2226.

TPBA convenor Cris T. Michelena said this will serve as an additional incentive for this pioneering industry to entice more investors and develop much more rapidly in an increasingly more competitive global community.
[DatePublished] => 2006-10-09 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096364 [AuthorName] => Donnabelle L. Gatdula [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 354810 [Title] => Advocacy group upbeat on passage of Biofuels Bill [Summary] => The Philippine Biodiesel Association (TPBA), an advocacy group for the alternative fuel, has expressed optimism that the Senate, under the presidency of Sen. Manuel Villar, bodes well for the early passage of the Biofuels Bill.

The group said Villar, the principal author of the Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1999, is a known supporter of a clean and green environment.

"We are hopeful that Sen. Villar, an advocate of cleaner environment, will support the early passage of Senate Bill 2226 to complement the CAA," the group said.
[DatePublished] => 2006-08-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096364 [AuthorName] => Donnabelle L. Gatdula [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 345034 [Title] => Multi-sectoral group stages clean air road show [Summary] => A mini-caravan for clean air was staged recently by a multi-sectoral group, featuring a demonstration on how coco-biodiesel eliminates the problem of smoke belching and saves money for motorists.
[DatePublished] => 2006-07-02 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Agriculture [SectionUrl] => agriculture [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 324775 [Title] => Biodiesel group refutes Chevron claim on product testing [Summary] => The Philippine Biodiesel Association (TPBA) is disputing Chevron Philippines Inc.’s claim that coco-biodiesel has not been properly tested for commercial use.

"Biodiesels, which have been tested and accepted in many countries in Europe and in North America, were sourced from vegetable oil of even lesser stability than coconut oil," the TPBA said.

According to TPBA, these biodiesels, which are now being used extensively in those countries, have not caused widespread problems.
[DatePublished] => 2006-03-07 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096364 [AuthorName] => Donnabelle L. Gatdula [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 316215 [Title] => Senate bill on 1% minimum biofuel blend for diesel products pushed [Summary] => The Philippine Biodiesel Association (TPBA), an advocacy group, has called for the immediate passage of a Senate bill that will mandate a one-percent Philippine National Standard (PNS)-compliant coco-biodiesel blend in all diesel fuel for sale in the country.

Senate Bill 2159 currently mandates a five-percent bioethanol blend with gasoline within two years.

Recent United States findings indicate that noxious diesel emissions are 7.5 times more cancerous than other air pollutants.
[DatePublished] => 2006-01-12 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096364 [AuthorName] => Donnabelle L. Gatdula [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) ) )
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