Philippines: Biofuels Board orders study on 5% biodiesel blend

The National Biofuels Board (NBB) has tapped an institution within the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to evaluate the impact of increasing the alternative-fuel content of the biodiesel blend to 5% from the current 2%, an official told reporters late Wednesday.

The NBB -- which consists of representatives of the Energy, Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, Science, Labor and Environment departments; the Philippine Coconut Authority; and the Sugar Regulatory Administration -- is mandated by the Biofuels Act of 2006 to review and implement biodiesel blends.»